Updated: Jun 3
Steven Curtis Chapman (born November 21, 1962) is an American contemporary Christian music singer, songwriter, record producer, actor, author, and social activist.
Chapman began his career in the late 1980s as a songwriter and performer of contemporary Christian music and has since been recognized as the most awarded artist in Christian music, releasing over 25 albums. He has also won five Grammy awards and 59 Gospel Music Association Dove Awards, more than any other artist in history. His seven "Artist of the Year" Dove Awards 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.
Chapman is also a vocal advocate for adoption along with his wife Mary Beth. They started a charity organization called Show Hope (formerly called Shaohannah's Hope) which mobilizes individuals and communities to care for orphans through its international orphan care work, as well as offering adoption grants to help put orphans in families. In 2009, Show Hope finished building Maria's Big House of Hope, a medical center in China that provides care to orphans with special needs.
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. 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.
Official Website: https://stevencurtischapman.com/