Steven Curtis Chapman is a Christian music singer-songwriter, record producer, actor, author, and social activist. After starting his career in the late 1980s as a singer-songwriter 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, is also an industry record.
In 2003, Chapman starred in the Christian film Christmas Child. Chapman, who was born and raised in Kentucky, released a Christian bluegrass album in 2019, titled Deeper Roots: Where the Bluegrass Grows.
Along with his wife, Mary Beth, Chapman is also a vocal advocate for adoption. Together they started a charity organization called Show Hope (formerly called Shaohannah's Hope) that mobilizes individuals and communities to care for orphans through its international orphan care work as well as adoption aid grants to help put more orphans from overseas and the U.
S. in loving, forever families. In 2009, Show Hope finished building Maria's Big House of Hope, a medical care center in China that provides holistic care to orphans with special needs. He is also a contributor to Compassionart, a charity founded by Martin Smith of British Christian band Delirious?.
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