Steven Curtis Chapman Biography

Steven Curtis Chapman
Steven Curtis Chapman. Sparrow / EMI

Steven Curtis Chapman Born

Steven was born November 21, 1962 in Paducah, Kentucky.

Steven Curtis Chapman Biography

Steven Curtis Chapman is a name that anyone and everyone who listens to Christian music knows. His list of accomplishments includes 56 Dove Awards, 5 Grammys, an American Music Award, 2 certified platinum and 10 gold albums, 10 million total albums sold and 47 #1 radio hits. Chapman is also a huge advocate for adoption; so much so that his family has established Shaohannahs Hope, an organization that provides information and financial grants to families who want to adopt. But did you know that he and his wife also write childrens books?

The Chapmans have also co-authored childrens picture books in a series about adoption. The Shaoey and Dot series, named after the Chapmans first adopted daughter, Shaohannah (Shaoey) Hope, was launched with the Chapmans first picture book, Bug Meets Bundle, in November 2004. Since the first book, two others have followed and all have been popular with adults and children alike.

Steven Curtis Chapman Facts

  • Steven Curtis Chapman has sold more than 10 million recordings
  • He is married to Mary Beth Chapman, and they have 5 children - Emily, Caleb, Will Franklin, Shaohannah, Stevey Joy. Their daughter Maria Sue died on May 21, 2008.
  • Steven has written 7 books: 3 Shaoey books as well as Great Adventure (2001), I Will Be Here (2000) and Speechless (1999)
  • The Chapman family created "Shaohannah's Hope," a foundation to help families with funding for adoption ( in 2002
  • Steven got a star on the Music City Walk of Fame in 2008.

Steven Curtis Chapman News & Notes

  • Steven Curtis Chapman Concert Schedule
  • Christian Artists on Twitter (including Steven Curtis Chapman)
  • Steven Curtis Chapman Gets Nominated for Male Vocalist of the Year at the 2015 K-LOVE Fan Awards
  • Steven Curtis Chapman Gets a 2014 Grammy Nomination
  • Steven Curtis Chapman Says Goodbye to Sparrow Records
  • Steven Curtis Chapman Gets a Dove Nomination for 2012
  • Steven Curtis Chapman Gets a GRAMMY Nomination for 2012
  • Steven Curtis Chapman and VeggieTales - It's A Meaningful Life
  • Living Your Christian Faith When Your World Crashes Down Around You
  • Steven Curtis Chapman on Being a Dad
  • Steven Curtis Chapman Wins BMI Songwriters of the Year Award
  • Steven Curtis Chapman is Impacting Gulf Coast Hurricane Victims & Africa
  • Steven Curtis Chapman News - Feb. '05
  • Steven Curtis Chapman Wins 5th Grammy
  • Book Review
  • Tommy Nelson Signs Steven Curtis and Mary Beth Chapman For Children's Book

Steven Curtis Chapman Awards & Honors

  • 2011 - Readers' Choice Awards Best Inspirational Artist Nominee
  • 2009 - Dove Artist of the Year and Songwriter of the Year
  • 2008 - Dove Inspirational Song of the Year
  • 2005 - GMA Dove Award winner: Special Event Album of the Year - The Passion of the Christ: Songs and GRAMMY Award winner: Pop/Contemporary Gospel Album of the Year - All Things New
  • 2004 - In 2004, Chapman added 4 awards to his collection
  • 2003
  • 2002 - In 2002, Chapman won 9 awards, including American Songwriter Magazine's Christian Songwriter of the Year
  • 2001
  • 2000 - In 2000, Chapman won 5 awards
  • 1999 - In 1999, Chapman won 3 awards, including the American Songwriter Awards Song of the Year Award
  • 1998
  • 1997 - GMA Dove Award winner: Artist of the Year, Male Vocalist of the Year, Songwriter of the Year, Pop/Contemporary Album of the Year - Signs Of Life; 6 CCM Readers Awards (pop artist, male vocalist, songwriter, guitar player, pop album Signs of Life, song "Lord of the Dance"
  • 1996 - 5 awards and a GRAMMY nod were highlights of 1996
  • 1995 - 14 new awards went to live at Chapman's house in '95, including the Dove Awards Contemporary Album of the Year
  • 1994
  • 1993 - Steven added 17 new awards to his collection in '93.
  • 1992
  • 1991
  • 1990 - 1990 brought 5 more Dove wins to Chapman's resume
  • 1989 - 2 Dove wins and a GRAMMY nod

Steven Curtis Chapman Video Collections

  • 2003 - Steven Curtis Chapman Live Compare Prices
  • 2002 - The Videos, Video Hits Collection (Vendor's Site)
  • 1997 - The Walk
  • 1993 - The Live Adventure
  • 1992 - The Great Adventure
  • 1990 - Front Row

Steven Curtis Chapman Interviews