12-song project from most awarded Christian music artist in history releases Oct. 14
Provident/Sony Music and Steven Curtis Chapman on Friday announced the Oct. 14 release of his latest album, “Still.” A preorder for the anticipated new album from the multi-Grammy Award-winning artist/songwriter is underway, along with three instant grat songs: the previously released title track, his current single "Don't Lose Heart," and "I'm Alive." A new music video for "I'm Alive" can be viewed here and below.
A press release said, “The 12-track project offers, in true Chapman fashion, songs of encouragement and hope, especially ‘Don’t Lose Heart,’ which was inspired by Chapman's own journey through the shallowed valley of grief and loss that he and his family have traveled. The honesty and truth to the upbeat single have quickly connected with listeners – it was the most-added song at radio for three weeks in a row and has already climbed into the top 20 in just four weeks.”
With “I’m Alive” (listen here), Chapman shared, "This is one of those songs torn from the pages of my personal journal, written during the craziness of the last few years. I hope it will be a ‘both hands in the air anthem’ for you as it has been for me!"
He also gives a sneak peek into the making of “Still” in the “I’m Alive” music video.
Chapman added, "Still is a celebration and a musical journey through much of what has been stirring in my heart and soul over these last few years, so mark your calendar for Oct. 14 and get your ears and heart ready to take the journey with me.”
Chapman, his team said, “has spent the past 35 years writing and performing genre-defining songs that shaped a generation. With 49 No. 1 singles in his catalog, he is the most awarded artist in Christian music history, winning 59 GMA Dove Awards, five Grammy Awards, an American Music Award, and selling more than 11 million albums with 10 RIAA-Certified Platinum and Gold albums.
“Chapman is synonymous with contemporary Christian music, which is one of the many reasons he was honored for his prolific musical career as a BMI Icon Award recipient. He is the first Christian songwriter honoree, joining the elite list of songwriters including Barry Manilow, Brian Wilson, Carole King, Dolly Parton, Kris Kristofferson, Merle Haggard, Sting, and others who have left an influence on generations of music makers and the music industry.”
In his career, Chapman has collaborated with and had his songs recorded by other renowned artists in the Christian music world, including BeBe Winans, CeCe Winans, Amy Grant, Casting Crowns, MercyMe and Geoff Moore. His songs of hope have also crossed genres, seeing collaborations with Billy Dean, Glenn Campbell, Gary LeVox of Rascal Flatts, Ricky Skaggs, Brad Paisley and Lauren Alaina. In 2017, Chapman also became a best-selling author with his memoir “Between Heaven and the Real World: My Story.”
As a vocal supporter of adoption, Chapman along with his wife, Mary Beth, founded Show Hope in 2003. The nonprofit organization “helps restore the hope of a family to orphans.”
For more information, visit StevenCurtisChapman.com.