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Steven Curtis Chapman – Biography of a Contemporary Christian Artist

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Steven Curtis Chapman

Steven Curtis Chapman

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Steven Curtis Chapman Born:

Steven was born November 21, 1962 in Paducah, Kentucky.

Steven Curtis Chapman Biography:

Steven Curtis Chapman is a name that anyone and everyone who listens to Christian music knows. His list of accomplishments include 56 Dove Awards, 5 Grammys, an American Music Award, 2 certified platinum and 10 gold albums, 10 million total albums sold and 47 #1 radio hits. Chapman is also a huge advocate for adoption; so much so that his family has established Shaohannahs Hope, an organization that provides information and financial grants to families who want to adopt. But did you know that he and his wife also write childrens books?

The Chapmans have also co-authored childrens picture books in a series about adoption. The Shaoey and Dot series, named after the Chapmans first adopted daughter, Shaohannah (Shaoey) Hope, was launched with the Chapmans first picture book, Bug Meets Bundle, in November 2004. Since the first book, two others have followed and all have been popular with adults and children alike.

Steven Curtis Chapman Facts:

  • Steven Curtis Chapman has sold more than 10 million recordings
  • He is married to Mary Beth Chapman, and they have 5 children - Emily, Caleb, Will Franklin, Shaohannah, Stevey Joy. Their daughter Maria Sue died on May 21, 2008.
  • Steven has written 7 books: 3 Shaoey books as well as Great Adventure (2001), I Will Be Here (2000) and Speechless (1999)
  • The Chapman family created "Shaohannah's Hope," a foundation to help families with funding for adoption (Shaohannahshope.com) in 2002
  • Steven got a star on the Music City Walk of Fame in 2008.

Steven Curtis Chapman News & Notes:

Steven Curtis Chapman Awards & Honors:

  • 2011 - Readers' Choice Awards Best Inspirational Artist Nominee
  • 2009 - Dove Artist of the Year and Songwriter of the Year
  • 2008 - Dove Inspirational Song of the Year
  • 2005
  • 2004 - In 2004, Chapman added 4 awards to his collection
  • 2003
  • 2002 - In 2002, Chapman won 9 awards, including American Songwriter Magazine's Christian Songwriter of the Year
  • 2001
  • 2000 - In 2000, Chapman won 5 awards
  • 1999 - In 1999, Chapman won 3 awards, including the American Songwriter Awards Song of the Year Award
  • 1998
  • 1997
  • 1996 - 5 awards and a GRAMMY nod were highlights of 1996
  • 1995 - 14 new awards went to live at Chapman's house in '95, including the Dove Awards Contemporary Album of the Year
  • 1994
  • 1993
  • 1992
  • 1991
  • 1990
  • 1989

Steven Curtis Chapman Video Collections:

  • 2003 - Steven Curtis Chapman Live (Compare Prices)
  • 2002 - The Videos, Video Hits Collection (Vendor's Site)
  • 1997 - The Walk
  • 1993 - The Live Adventure
  • 1992 - The Great Adventure
  • 1990 - Front Row

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