Steven Curtis Chapman

Steven Curtis Chapman  (born November 21, 1962) is an American Christian music singer, songwriter, record producer, actor, author, and social activist.  After starting his career in the late 1980s as a songwriter and performer of contemporary Christian music, Chapman has since been recognized as one of the most prolific singers in the genre, releasing over 20 albums.  Chapman has also won five Grammy awards and 58 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.   As of 2014, Chapman has sold more than 10 million albums and has 10 RIAA-certified Gold or Platinum albums.  In 2003, Chapman starred in the Christian film Christmas Child.  (More from Wikipedia)
Get Real! (CD from the 1998 Alabama Youth Evangelism Conference) – I was listening to a lot of Christian contemporary music in the late 1990’s and early 2000’s; in fact, I was doing considerable right-of-way appraisal work in northwest Alabama at that time, and one property owner who had a professional recording studio in his house gave me close to a dozen CD’s of very good CCM music that he had masterminded for local people.  I don’t know enough about the scene to really say whether these artists are all as prominent as BeBe WinansSteven Curtis ChapmanDC Talk, and Newsboys; but there are lovely and lively songs alike on this record, starting with the standout opening cut “God” by Rebecca St. James.
(December 2015)
Last edited: March 22, 2021