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Use mdy dates|date=March 2012Infobox musical artist | | name = Steven Curtis Chapman| image = SCC recreation image.jpg| caption =| image_size = | background = solo_singer| birth_name = Steven Curtis Chapman| alias =| birth_date = Birth date and age|1962|11|21| birth_place = Paducah, Kentucky , U.S.| death_date =| origin =| instrument = vocals , guitar , piano , drums , mandolin , dobro | genre = Contemporary Christian music|CCM , Christian rock , pop music|pop | occupation = Musician, songwriter, record producer, actor, author, activist| years_active = 1987�present| label = EMI , Sparrow Records|Sparrow , Epic Records Japan|Epic , PolyEast Records|PolyEast , Sony BMG | associated_acts =| website = URL|stevencurtischapman.com Steven Curtis Chapman (born November 21, 1962) is an American musician, songwriter, record producer, actor, author, and social activist.

After starting his career in the late 1980s as a singer/songwriter of contemporary Christian music , Chapman has since been recognized as one of the most prolific singers in the genre, releasing more than 20 albums to date. Chapman has also won five Grammy awards and 56 Gospel Music Association Dove Awards , more than any other artist in history. His seven "Artist of the Year" Dove Awards, his latest in 2009, are also an industry record. http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5iVRNA3I0T4AzsxmNLeA1J9ussl_gD97OJ2MG0 dead link|date=March 2012 As of 2007, Chapman has sold more than 10 million albums and has 8 RIAA certification|RIAA -certified Gold or Platinum albums.cite web|author=Sparrow Records|date=|url= http://www.sparrowrecords.com/artists/biography.aspx? id=67427|title=Sparrow Records Artist: Steven Curtis Chapman|accessdate=cite web|url= http://christianmusic.about.com/od/musicnews/a/aasccgrammy05.htm |title=Steven Curtis Chapman Wins 5th Grammy at 47th Annual Awards, about.com |publisher=Christianmusic.about.com |date=September 21, 2004 |accessdate=March 6, 2012

Chapman is also a vocal advocate for adoption , along with his wife Mary Beth. Together, they have started a charity organization called Show Hope (formerly called Shaohannah's Hope), that mobilizes individuals and communities to care for orphans through its international orphan care work as well as adoption aid grants to help put more orphans from overseas and the U.S. in loving, forever families. In 2009, Show Hope finished building Maria's Big House of Hope, a medical care center in China that provides holistic care to orphans with special needs. He is also a contributor to Compassionart , a Charitable organization|charity founded by Martin Smith (songwriter)|Martin Smith of British rock band Delirious? .

Chapman was recognized in the Fall 2010 issue of Wood & Steel discussing the new Taylor 714 Signature Series guitar in honor of his youngest daughter Maria Sue.cite web|url= http://www.taylorguitars.com/guitars/limiteds/signature/StevenCurtisChapman/ |title=Steven Curtis Chapman Signature Model |publisher=Taylor Guitars |date=October 12, 2010 |accessdate=March 6, 2012 The guitar features the flower from Maria's picture and the word "SEE" on the 12th fret in Maria's handwriting. In 2003, Chapman starred in the Christian film Christmas Child .cite web|url= http://www.amazon.com/dp/B001C3O6QS |title=The Christmas Child: William Moses, Steven Curtis Chapman, Megan Fellows, n/a: Movies & TV |publisher=Amazon.com |date= |accessdate=March 6, 2012

Early life


Steven Curtis Chapman was born to Judy and Herb Chapman in Paducah, Kentucky on November 21, 1962.cite web|url= http://www.jesusfreakhideout.com/artists/StevenCurtisChapman.asp|title=Steven Curtis Chapman Discography|accessdate=August 1, 2009|publisher= Jesus Freak Hideout Chapman's father is a guitar teacher in Paducah, and young Steven and Herb Jr. grew up playing the guitar and singing.

Upon finishing high school , Chapman enrolled as a pre-medical|pre-med student at Georgetown College (Kentucky)|Georgetown College in Kentucky . After a couple of semesters he transferred to Anderson University (Indiana)|Anderson College in Indiana . However, he soon dropped out and went to Nashville, Tennessee|Nashville to pursue a career in music. While in Nashville he briefly attended Belmont University . He began working a music show at Opryland USA while dedicating time to songwriting .cite web|author=Brennan, Sandra (Allmusic)|date=|url= http://www.cmt.com/artists/az/chapman_steven_curtis/bio.jhtml|title=Steven Curtis Chapman Bio|accessdate=Personal interview, April 1990

In the 1980s, Chapman wrote a song called "Built to Last," which was recorded by prominent gospel music|gospel group The Imperials . The strength of the song prompted him to be signed to a songwriting deal with Sparrow Records , where he rose to prominence. As of 2007, artists like Sandi Patty , Billy Dean , Glen Campbell , the Cathedral Quartet and Roger Whittaker have recorded Chapman's songs.

First albums


In 1987, Chapman released his first album, First Hand (album)|First Hand . The album included the song "Weak Days," which peaked at No. 2 on the Contemporary Christian Music chart. In 1988, he followed with his second album, Real Life Conversations , which earned him four more hits, including the No. 1 song "His Eyes." The song, which was co-written by James Isaac Elliott, earned the Contemporary Recorded Song of the Year award from the Gospel Music Association in 1989. That year, he also won a GMA Dove Award|GMA Award for Best Songwriter of the Year.

After that, Chapman followed with more albums like More to This Life and For the Sake of the Call (album)|For the Sake of the Call . All of these albums featured several No. 1 singles, and were awarded several GMA Awards. The latter also gave Chapman his first Grammy in the Best Pop Gospel Album category. These achievements strengthened his position in the Christian music scene.

Going mainstream


In 1992, Chapman made a successful shift into a more mainstream audience with his album The Great Adventure (album)|The Great Adventure . The album garnered Chapman with two more Grammy s, for the album and for the title track video. After Sparrow Records was purchased by EMI / Liberty Records|Liberty , they began to market the album to a broader audience, pushing it to gold status in 1993. The success of the album prompted Chapman to record one of his concerts and release it as The Live Adventure , both as a video and a CD. This continuation won Chapman more GMA Awards, and also a new award from American Songwriter magazine for Songwriter and Artist of the Year.

Chapman continued to enjoy success with albums like Heaven in the Real World , Signs of Life (Steven Curtis Chapman album)|Signs of Life , and Speechless (Steven Curtis Chapman album)|Speechless . In 2001, with the release of Declaration (Steven Curtis Chapman album)|Declaration , Chapman got more attention in the Top 200. That album, along with 2003's All About Love (album)|All About Love , peaked in the Top 15. The follow-up, All Things New , made it to No. 22.

Chapman has also released three Christmas albums, beginning with 1995's The Music of Christmas . In 2005, he released All I Really Want for Christmas , and this was followed by a re-release of The Music of Christmas in 2004, distributed only at Hallmark Cards stores.

In the Christian video games|Christian video game Dance Praise , four songs from Steven Curtis Chapman are included: "All About Love," "Dive," "Live Out Loud," and "Only Getting Started." The Dance Praise expansion pack, Dance Praise Expansion Pack Volume 1: Modern Worship, adds the following songs to the game: "Children of the Burning Heart," "Let us Pray," "See the Glory," "Fingerprints of God," and "I Do Believe."

Chapman also hosts the Gospel Music Channel show, "The Best of the Dove Awards."

Recent years


In 2006, Chapman went on tour to several Asia n countries. His website claims his concert for U.S. troops serving in South Korea was the first Christian concert ever performed for the troops in that country, and a concert in Shanghai, China was "the first public performance by a Gospel recording artist event in the city open to China passport holders," and the third-largest concert in Shanghai that spring. http://www.stevencurtischapman.com/news/default.aspx? id=332499 News Brief, July 26, 2006 (accessed August 19, 2006)dead link|date=March 2012 The tour also took the artist to Australia, New Zealand, the Philippines, Hong Kong, and Singapore. During the same period, his song "The Blessing" reached No. 1 on Thailand radio charts. His No. 1 songs are "Dive," "Live Out Loud," "Cinderella," and "Do Everything."

In 2007, Chapman co-headlined Newsong 's annual Winter Jam tour with Jeremy Camp . For the tour, he brought his sons' band, The Following , out on tour to play as his backing band, along with longtime keyboardist Scott Sheriff. Chapman also released This Moment (album)|This Moment , which included the hit singles " Cinderella (Steven Curtis Chapman song)|Cinderella " and "Yours," in October 2007. He was chosen for WOW Hits 2009 for Cinderella. He continues to tour with his sons, Caleb and Will.

On April 20, 2008, Chapman was awarded a star on Nashville's Walk of Fame for his contributions in Christian music.

On November 3, 2009, Chapman released his seventeenth album Beauty Will Rise . Many of the songs from this album are inspired by the death of his daughter, Maria Sue. He claims that the songs on the album are his "personal psalms." Steven, Mary Beth, Caleb, and Will got a tattoo of the flower that Maria drew before her untimely death. "Beauty Will Rise," "Choosing to SEE: A Journey of Struggle and Hope," Steven's new song "Meant to Be," and "re:creation" are dedicated to Maria's memory.

Chapman's newest album, re:creation , contains six new songs as well as new versions of some of his most memorable songs of the past. He feels that this album is an opportunity to let everyone know he and his family believe God is recreating many wonderful things in their lives after the death of Maria Sue.

Personal life


Chapman is a devout Christian , and as of 2010, he has been married to Mary Beth Chapman (they had the same last name prior to their marriage) for more than 25 years. The couple met in the early '80s at Anderson University (Indiana)|Anderson University in Anderson, Indiana and married in the fall of 1984.cite web|author=Brasher, Joan|date=Spring 1997|url= http://www.christianitytoday.com/mp/7M1/7M1022.html|title=Mary Beth and Steven Curtis Chapman|accessdate= They currently live in Franklin, Tennessee , and have three biological children. Emily Elizabeth Chapman, Caleb Stevenson Chapman, and Will Franklin Chapman. Since 1991 Mary Beth has suffered from Clinical depression . http://www.crosswalk.com/faith/women/my-friend-prozac-mary-beth-chapman-on-battling-clinical-depression-11641789.html? ps=0 Mary Beth keeps her depression under control with Prozac . After going on a Mission Trip to Haiti with Mary Beth in 1997, Emily asked her parents about adopting a little girl from the other side of the world, but they said "No." After much persistence from Emily Elizabeth and doing some research, Steven and Mary Beth changed their minds and they adopted three young girls from China . Shaohannah "Shaoey" Hope Yan, Stevey Joy Ru, and Maria Sue Chunxi. http://www.christianitytoday.com/iyf/truelifestories/interestingpeople/10.20.html A Heart for Adoption


Together, Chapman and his wife have written three children's books with adoption themes: Shaoey And Dot: Bug Meets Bundle (2004), Shaoey and Dot: The Christmas Miracle (2005), and Shaoey and Dot: A Thunder and Lightning Bug Story with illustrations by Jim Chapman (2006). Chapman's modern fairytale, Cinderella: The Love of a Daddy and His Princess (2008) chronicles and celebrates the blessings of childhood, family, love, and life. Together with minister Scotty Smith, Chapman has authored two books for the adult inspirational market: Speechless (1999), and Restoring Broken Things (2005). Chapman's song "All About Love" has been featured in commercials for the Fox Broadcasting Company|Fox television show Celebrity Duets .

Chapman and his sons recorded under the name of "Stevenson" after his oldest son Caleb Stevenson for the 2003 Veggie Rocks CD. (Song: "I Love My Lips," VeggieTales ). Steven recorded a new song for the brand new Veggie Tales Movie "It's A Meaningful Life" called "Meant to Be". Steven Curtis Chapman is best friends with Geoff Moore . The Chapmans are members of Christ Community Church. The Chapmans own two dogs, Duke and Winston.

On November 10, 2011 Steven and Marybeth became grandparents for the first time when a baby girl was born to Emily and her husband in Ireland. The baby was born at 9:30 am Ireland time or 3:30 am Tennessee time. https://www.facebook.com/MBChappy? sk=wall dead link|date=March 2012

Death of Maria Sue Chunxi Chapman


Maria Sue Chunxi Chapman died from her injuries and blood loss in a driveway accident on May 21, 2008 http://www.christianpost.com/article/20080522/daughter-of-christian-music-star-killed-by-car.htm Daughter of Christian Music Star Killed by Car, The Associated Press , May 22, 2008 Steven Curtis Chapman's youngest son Will Franklin was pulling into the driveway of their house after he auditioned for a musical at school, and Maria Sue was running to meet him. They didn't see each other in time and Will accidentally ran over Maria. Maria was air lifted to Vanderbilt Children's Hospital .cite web|url= http://chapmanchannel.typepad.com/inmemoryofmaria/ |title=In Memory of Maria |publisher=Chapmanchannel.typepad.com |date=February 20, 2008 |accessdate=March 6, 2012 The paramedics tried to save her on the way to the hospital, but they couldn't. Maria was pronounced dead on arrival .cite web|url= http://articles.cnn.com/2009-11-12/entertainment/steven.curtis.chapman_1_maria-black-hole-christian-music? _s=PM:SHOWBIZ |title=Singer copes with daughter's death through music |publisher=Articles.cnn.com |date=November 12, 2009 |accessdate=March 6, 2012
The entire family was preparing to celebrate Caleb's high school graduation from Christ Presbyterian Academy and Emily's engagement just hours before the accident.cite web|last=Finan |first=Eileen |url= http://www.people.com/people/archive/article/0,,20221775,00.html |title=We Will See Maria Again |publisher=People.com |date=August 25, 2008 |accessdate=March 6, 2012

During the memorial service for Maria, in which Pastor Scotty Smith preached, the family expressed their faith in God and their love for one another.cite web|last=Finan |first=Eileen |url= http://www.people.com/people/article/0,,20202406,00.html |title=Steven Curtis Chapman's Daughter Laid to Rest |publisher=People.com |date=May 24, 2008 |accessdate=March 6, 2012 http://www.tennessean.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article? AID=/20080524/HEADLINES/80524015 Chapman family remembers youngest daughter | www.tennessean.com|The Tennesseandead link|date=March 2012

After Maria's accident, the Chapman family spoke publicly about their loss and the role that faith played in it all. They have appeared on Good Morning America , Larry King Live , in People magazine , The 700 Club , and Huckabee .Kimball, Josh. http://www.christianpost.com/article/20080806/chapman-family-discusses-tragic-loss-in-first-public-interview.htm Chapman Family Discusses Tragic Loss in First Public Interview in The Christian Post , August 6, 2008Kimball, Josh. http://www.christianpost.com/article/20080823/chapman-family-inspires-believers-non-believers-with-faith.htm Chapman Family Inspires Believers, Non-Believers with Faith in The Christian Post , August 23, 2008 Maria was buried in her flower girl dress as she, along with Stevey, was going to be a Flower girl in Emily's wedding that October. Maria's favorite color was blue. The family put Maria's ballet shoes, her favorite doll, letters from her brothers and sisters, and other things that meant a lot to Maria Sue in her coffin. Will kept Maria's security blanket so that he would have something to remember her by. Maria Sue is buried in Williamson Memorial Gardens in Franklin, Tennessee . Steven Curtis Chapman's subsequent album, Beauty Will Rise focuses on this event and its aftermath. Steven almost quit his singing career due to Maria's death and he nearly chose to never sing "Cinderella" again, but then he realized that Maria would have wanted him to continue singing and to honor her memory by singing "Cinderella". There was an investigation of Maria's death done by a spokesperson from The Tennessee Highway Patrol. No charges were filed by the Chapman family. Everyone involved agreed that this was simply a tragic accident. In November 2009, a year after Maria Sue died, Chapman performed at a special concert at Harvest Christian Fellowship . Greg Laurie , the pastor of Harvest, suffered the loss of his own son, Christopher Laurie, just months after Chapman's loss. Steven performed several songs from Beauty Will Rise , and took part in a live discussion between himself and Pastor Laurie. The two talked about dealing with grief and their mutual belief and hope in Heaven.cite web|url= http://www.christianpost.com/article/20091118/greg-laurie-steven-curtis-chapman-host-night-of-raw-honesty/ |title=Greg Laurie, Steven Curtis Chapman Host Night of 'Raw Honesty', Christian News |publisher=Christianpost.com |date=November 18, 2009 |accessdate=March 6, 2012

Since Maria's unexpected death Mary Beth Chapman has written and released a book about losing her youngest daughter called Choosing to SEE: A Journey of Struggle and Hope ,cite web|last=Jeremy |first=Camp |url= http://www.amazon.com/dp/0800719913 |title=Choosing to SEE: A Journey of Struggle and Hope |publisher=Amazon.com |date= |accessdate=March 6, 2012 Caleb married his girlfriend Julia, http://www.swsmag.net/blog/2009/8/31/real-tennessee-wedding-julia-caleb.html Real Tennessee Wedding: Julia + Calebdead link|date=March 2012 Caleb and Will have started a Christian Band called "Caleb", Shaoey joined her school's basketball team and learned how to play the trumpet for music class at school, and Stevey is doing gymnastics and made her acting and singing debut in the 2010 "Veggie Tales" Movie '' It's a Meaningful Life . Shaoey and Stevey are taking voice lessons and they even started a band with Maria before she died.

Honorary Doctorate


On May 7, 2011 Chapman received an Honorary Doctorate of Music from Anderson University (Indiana)|Anderson University and was the commencement speaker for the Class of 2011.cite web|url= http://www.todayschristianmusic.com/artists/steven-curtis-chapman/news/steven-curtis-chapman-to-receive-an-honorary-doctorate-from-his-alma-mater-anderson-university/ |title=Today's Christian Music |publisher=Todayschristianmusic.com |date=May 6, 2011 |accessdate=March 6, 2012

Activism and social causes



In the late 1990s, Chapman became involved in youth violence prevention efforts following the 1997 Heath High School shooting at his alma mater in West Paducah, Kentucky. http://www.house.gov/ed_workforce/hearings/106th/ecyf/schviolence51899/chapman.pdf Testimony of Steven Curtis Chapman to the Early Childhood, Youth and Families Subcommittee Committee on Education and the Workforce, U.S. House of Representatives, on May 18, 1999dead link|date=March 2012 Chapman even dedicated a song, "With Hope," from his 1999 album, Speechless (Steven Curtis Chapman album)|Speechless , to the families who lost someone in the shooting.cite web|author=Connection Magazine|date=|url= http://www.connectionmagazine.org/archives_old/curtischapman.htm|title=Curtis Chapman|accessdate= In addition, he was asked to sing at the funeral of one of the victims. Chapman later gave a memorial concert, and joined Charles Colson and others in creating a video designed to sensitize teenagers to the signs of serious violence planning among peers, and to encourage them to report plans that are told to them.cite web|url= http://members.shaohannahshope.org/site/PageServer |title=Shaohannah's Hope: |publisher=Members.shaohannahshope.org |date= |accessdate=March 6, 2012

In 2009, Show Hope finished building Maria's Big House of Hope, a medical care center in China that provides holistic care to orphans with special needs. Maria's Big House of Hope is also dedicated to the memory of the late Maria Sue Chunxi Chapman. Also in 2009, Steven and Mary Beth received the Children's Champion Award from the charitable organization Children's Hunger Fund for their work with Show Hope.

In September 2011, Steven and Mary Beth were awarded the Congressional Angels in Adoption award by the Congressional Coalition on Adoption Institute (CCAI) in Washington, D.C. . http://www.ccainstitute.org/membersonly/members/angelawardrecipients06.pdf National Angels Category, Past Angels in Adoption Award Recipients, 1999�2005dead link|date=March 2012

Chapman also has promoted the international charity World Vision for at least a decade, serving as spokesman for Project Restore, its program serving the U.S. Gulf Coast region in recovery from Hurricane Katrina , in cooperation with the Gospel Music Association. He has also traveled to Uganda on a few occasions to help with the problem of street children, and to help orphans and adoption organizations. He has played at local churches, including KPC ( Kampala Pentecostal Church ) in Kampala .

Discography


main|Steven Curtis Chapman discographyChapman has released 16 studio albums, more than 20 albums total in his career, including two Christmas albums, several collections of greatest hits, and a live album. He has sold more than ten million total albums (including two RIAA certification|certified Platinum albums, seven Music recording sales certification|certified Gold albums), and has had 46 No. 1 Christian radio hits. http://www.christianitytoday.com/music/artists/stevencurtischapman.html Steven Curtis Chapman - Musicdead link|date=March 2012

Studio albums


Estimated sales figures are included in the list.citation needed|date=November 2009
  • First Hand (album)|First Hand (1987) � 150,000

  • Real Life Conversations (1988) � 225,000

  • More to This Life|More to This Life. (1989) � 525,000 RIAA Gold Certified

  • For the Sake of the Call (album)|For the Sake of the call (1990) � 650,000 RIAA Gold Certified

  • The Great Adventure (album)|The Great Adventure (1992) � 700,000 RIAA Gold Certified

  • The Live Adventure (1993) � 100,000

  • Heaven in the Real World (1994) � 1,075,000 RIAA Platinum Certified

  • The Music of Christmas (1995) � 600,000 RIAA Gold Certified

  • Signs of Life (Steven Curtis Chapman album)|Signs of Life (1996) � 750,000 RIAA Gold Certified

  • Greatest Hits (Steven Curtis Chapman album)|Greatest Hits (1997) � 550,000 RIAA Gold Certified

  • Speechless (Steven Curtis Chapman album)|Speechless (1999) � 1,150,000 RIAA Platinum Certified

  • Declaration (Steven Curtis Chapman album)|Declaration (2001) � 900,000 RIAA Gold Certified

  • All About Love (album)|All About Love (2003) � 525,000 RIAA Gold Certified

  • All Things New (2004) � 300,000

  • Christmas Is All in the Heart (Hallmark Exclusive) (2003) � 400,000

  • The Abbey Road Sessions (Steven Curtis Chapman album)|The Abbey Road Sessions (2005) � 50,000,

  • All I Really Want for Christmas (2005) � 350,000

  • This Moment (album)|This Moment (2007)

  • Cinderella Digital Single Sales - 175,000

  • Beauty Will Rise (2009)

  • re:creation (2011)


  • Awards


    s-start s-achsuccession box| title = Grammy Award for Best Pop/Contemporary Gospel Album
    | years = 1992�1994

    For the Sake of the Call

    The Great Adventure

    The Live Adventure
    | before= Another Time... Another Place

    Sandi Patti
    | after = Mercy

    Andrae Crouch
    succession box| title = Grammy Award for Best Pop/Contemporary Gospel Album
    | years = 2000

    Speechless
    | before= This Is My Song

    Deniece Williams
    | after = If I Left the Zoo

    Jars of Clay
    succession box| title = Grammy Award for Best Pop/Contemporary Gospel Album
    | years = 2005

    All Things New
    | before= Worship Again

    Michael W. Smith
    | after = Lifesong

    Casting Crowns
    succession box| title = American Music Award|American Music Award for Favorite Inspirational Contemporary Artist
    | years = 2003
    | before= Avalon
    | after = MercyMe
    succession box| title = Dove Award for Song of the Year|GMA's Song of the Year

    "The Great Adventure"
    | years = 1993
    | before= "Place in This World"

    Amy Grant , Michael W. Smith, Wayne Kirkpatrick
    | after = "In Christ Alone"

    Shawn Craig, Don Koch
    succession box| title = Dove Award for Songwriter of the Year|GMA's Songwriter of the Year
    | years = 1989�1995
    | before= Larnelle Harris
    | after = Michael W. Smith
    succession box| title = GMA's Songwriter of the Year
    | years = 1997�1998
    | before= Michael W. Smith
    | after = Rich Mullins
    succession box| title = GMA's Male Vocalist of the Year
    | years = 1990�1991
    | before= Wayne Watson
    | after = Michael English (singer)|Michael English
    succession box| title = GMA's Male Vocalist of the Year
    | years = 1995
    | before= Michael English
    | after = Gary Chapman (musician)|Gary Chapman
    succession box| title = GMA's Male Vocalist of the Year
    | years = 1997�1998
    | before= Gary Chapman
    | after = Chris Rice
    succession box| title = GMA's Male Vocalist of the Year
    | years = 2000�2001
    | before= Chris Rice
    | after = Mac Powell
    succession box| title = GMA's Artist of the Year
    | years = 1990�1991
    | before= Amy Grant
    | after = Amy Grant
    succession box| title = GMA's Artist of the Year
    | years = 1993
    | before= Amy Grant
    | after = Michael English
    succession box| title = GMA's Artist of the Year
    | years = 1995
    | before= Michael English
    | after = DC Talk (band)|DC Talk
    succession box| title = GMA's Artist of the Year
    | years = 1997
    | before= DC Talk
    | after = Rich Mullins
    succession box| title = GMA's Artist of the Year
    | years = 2000
    | before= Michael W. Smith
    | after = Third Day
    succession box| title = GMA's Artist of the Year
    | years = 2009
    | before= tobyMac
    | after =
    succession box| title = GMA's Pop/Contemporary Album of the Year
    | years = 1992�1993

    For the Sake of the Call

    The Great Adventure
    | before= Go West Young Man

    Michael W. Smith
    | after = Hope

    Michael English
    succession box| title = GMA's Pop/Contemporary Album of the Year
    | years = 1995

    Heaven in the Real World
    | before= Hope

    Michael English
    | after = The Whole Truth

    Point of Grace
    succession box| title = GMA's Pop/Contemporary Album of the Year
    | years = 1997

    Signs of Life
    | before= The Whole Truth

    Point of Grace
    | after = Behind the Eyes

    Amy Grant
    succession box| title = GMA's Pop/Contemporary Album of the Year
    | years = 2000

    Speechless
    | before= Live the Life

    Michael W. Smith
    | after = This is Your Time

    Michael W. Smith
    succession box| title = GMA's Pop/Contemporary Album of the Year
    | years = 2002

    Declaration
    | before= This is Your Time

    Michael W. Smith
    | after = Woven & Spun

    Nichole Nordeman
    succession box| title = GMA's Pop/Contemporary Recorded Song of the Year
    | years = 1989

    "His Eyes"
    | before=
    | after = "Heaven"

    BeBe & CeCe Winans
    succession box| title = GMA's Pop/Contemporary Recorded Song of the Year
    | years = 1993�1995

    "The Great Adventure" (with Geoff Moore )

    "Go There With You"

    "Heaven in the Real World"
    | before= "Home Free"

    Wayne Watson
    | after = "The Great Divide"

    Point of Grace
    succession box| title = GMA's Pop/Contemporary Recorded Song of the Year
    | years = 1998

    "Let Us Pray"
    | before= " Between You and Me "

    DC Talk (band)|DC Talk
    | after = "Testify to Love"

    Avalon
    succession box| title = GMA's Pop/Contemporary Recorded Song of the Year
    | years = 2000

    "Dive"
    | before= "Testify To Love"

    Avalon
    | after = "Redeemer"

    Nicole C. Mullen
    succession box| title = GMA's Southern Gospel Recorded Song of the Year
    | years = 1990

    "I Can See the Hand" (with Jim Chapman III )

    (recorded by The Cathedrals )
    | before=
    | after =
    succession box| title = GMA's Inspirational Recorded Song of the Year
    | years = 1990

    "His Strength is Perfect" (with Jerry Salley)
    | before=
    | after =
    succession box| title = GMA's Inspirational Recorded Song of the Year
    | years = 2005

    "Voice of Truth" (with Mark Hall)

    (recorded by Casting Crowns)
    | before=
    | after =
    succession box| title = GMA's Instrumental Album of the Year
    | years = 2007

    End Of The Spear Soundtrack

    (with Ronald Owen, Howell Gibbens, Matt Cody, David Mullen, Jamie Moore, Brown Bannister, Otto Price)
    | before=
    | after =
    succession box| title = GMA's Praise and Worship Album of the Year
    | years = 1995

    Corem Deo II

    (with Out of the Grey , Steve Green (singer)|Steve Green , Margaret Becker , Charlie Peacock , CeCe Winans , Bob Carlisle )
    | before=
    | after =
    succession box| title = GMA's Special Event Album of the Year
    | years = 1996

    My Utmost for His Highest (album)|My Utmost for His Highest

    (with Amy Grant, Gary Chapman, Michael W. Smith, Point Of Grace, 4HIM , Cindy Morgan , Sandi Patty , Bryan Duncan , Twila Paris , Phillips, Craig & Dean )
    | before=
    | after =
    succession box| title = GMA's Special Event Album of the Year
    | years = 1998

    God with Us - A Celebration of Christmas Carols & Classics

    (with Anointed , Michael W. Smith, Twila Paris, Sandi Patty, Chris Willis, Steve Green, Cheri Keaggy , Avalon, Out of the Grey, Ray Boltz , Clay Crosse , CeCe Winans, Larnelle Harris)
    | before=
    | after =
    succession box| title = GMA's Special Event Album of the Year
    | years = 2005�2006

    The Passion of the Christ: Songs

    Music Inspired by The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
    | before=
    | after =
    succession box| title = Short Form Music Video of the Year
    | years = 1993

    "The Great Adventure"
    | before=
    | after =
    succession box| title = GMA's Long Form Music Video of the Year
    | years = 1994

    The Live Adventure
    | before=
    | after =
    succession box| title = GMA's Long Form Music Video of the Year
    | years = 1999

    My Utmost for His Highest: The Concert
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    | after =
    end

    References


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    External links


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  • Official website|1= http://www.stevencurtischapman.com/

  • http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0152526/ Steven Curtis Chapman at IMDB

  • http://www.everythingforadoption.com/SCChapman.asp Steven Curtis Chapman at Everything for Adoption

  • http://www.showhope.org/ Show Hope

  • http://marybethchapman.com/ Mary Beth Chapman

  • http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi? page=gr& GRid=26995746 Maria Sue Chunxi Chapman at Find a Grave

  • http://edition.cnn.com/TRANSCRIPTS/0808/07/lkl.01.html Tragic Accident Tests Faith

  • http://fbwitness.serveronline.net/News.asp? ID=3700 Steven Curtis Chapman: Adoption enhances appreciation for Gospel

  • http://blog.beliefnet.com/gospelsoundcheck/2008/06/chapman-family-suffers-tragic.html Chapman Family Suffers Tragic Loss

  • http://lancasteronline.com/article/local/460168_Chapman-sharing-the-spotlight.html Chapman sharing the spotlight

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