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Steven Curtis Chapman performs at White House during National Day of Prayer ceremony

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Fri, May 5th 2017 09:20 pm
Steven Curtis Chapman performs at the White House. (Merge PR photo courtesy of the White House)
Steven Curtis Chapman performs at the White House. (Merge PR photo courtesy of the White House)

On Thursday, five-time Grammy-winning artist and songwriter Steven Curtis Chapman had the honor to perform at the 66th annual National Day of Prayer ceremony in Washington, D.C. Appearing before many faith leaders from around the U.S., Chapman performed two songs, "Great Is Thy Faithfulness" and "The Lord's Prayer." The ceremony was held in the Rose Garden at the White House. 

"I'm humbled and grateful every time I'm invited somewhere to sing about the love and grace of God," Chapman said. "Sometimes it's in a prison or an orphanage, sometimes it's in Carnegie Hall, and sometimes it might even be in our nation's capital at The White House. It's always and only for (God's) glory."

The National Day of Prayer began in 1952 and signed into law by President Harry S. Truman. Held annually on the first Thursday of May, the event invites people of all faiths to pray for this nation. 

In a career that has spanned 30 years, Chapman is the most awarded artist in Christian music history with 58 Gospel Music Association Dove Awards, five Grammys, an American Music Award, 48 No. 1 singles, nearly 11 million albums sold, and eight RIAA-certified gold or platinum albums to his credit. He has been on "Good Morning America," "CBS Sunday Morning," CNN, MSNBC, "60 Minutes," E! Entertainment, "Today," "Fox & Friends," "CBS This Morning," and "The Tonight Show," Glenn Beck's "The Blaze," along with appearing in the pages of People, Billboard and Parents Magazine. 

He released his memoir, "Between Heaven & The Real World," on March 7 (Revell), and appeared exclusively on "Fox & Friends" to talk about the book. "Between Heaven & The Real World" also made the Publisher's Weekly best-sellers list two times and the Evangelical Christian Publishers Association best-sellers list.  

Chapman wrapped his second season last spring hosting the monthly "Sam's Place: Music For The Spirit" concert series at Nashville's historic Ryman Auditorium, where a portion of proceeds from Sam's Place ticket sales goes to Show Hope. This May, the third season kicks off again at the Ryman. With countless tours under his belt, Chapman continues on the road performing at numerous festivals and events, most recently headlining the successful Rock & Worship Roadshow spring 2017.

For all the latest tour dates and for further information, visit www.StevenCurtisChapman.com.

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