12-song project features ‘Kindness,’ title track ‘Still,’ current radio single ‘Don't Lose Heart’
“Still,” the new album from Steven Curtis Chapman is out now, courtesy of Provident Entertainment/Sony Music. Click here to listen.
A press release said, “With his latest project, Chapman has shared a strong willingness to shine a light on his pain and struggles, but also his faith, joy, redemption and hope, infusing each of the 12 songs with universal goodness.”
The most-awarded artist in Christian music history shared, “It’s a two-edged sword. At some point, you walk in with a bunch of new songs hoping people are ready to hear something new. The hard part is people don’t always want that. They want to hear the hits.”
Yet he found he still had stories left to tell.
He adds, “I finally gave myself permission to say, don’t question if this is relevant or where it’s gonna fit, or will it work in the current landscape of Christian music. I had to silence the voices, sit down with my guitar, and write whatever was stirring in me – let it come out however it came out.”
His latest single, “Don’t Lose Heart,” was inspired by Chapman's own journey through the shallowed valley of grief and loss that he and his family have traveled. The song's upbeat honesty and truth have quickly connected with listeners – it was the most-added song at radio for three weeks in a row and is currently top 15.
Steven Curtis Chapman, “Still” (Images courtesy of Merge PR)
In a career that has spanned more than three decades, Chapman is the most awarded artist in Christian music history, with 59 Gospel Music Association Dove Awards, five Grammy Awards and an American Music Award. He has 49 No. 1 singles, has sold more than 11 million albums, and has 10 RIAA-Certified Gold or Platinum albums to his credit.
In Chapman’s career, he 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, Mercy Me 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.”
He is also the recent recipient of the BMI Icon Award. Given to him in June 2022, Chapman is the first Christian music songwriter to receive the honor, joining an elite list that includes Barry Manilow, Brian Wilson, Carole King, Dolly Parton, Kris Kristofferson, Merle Haggard and Sting.
As a vocal supporter of adoption, Chapman and 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