27 Feb STEVEN CURTIS CHAPMAN CONTINUES TO MAKE HISTORY!
The Most-Awarded Christian Music Artist Receives His 50th No. 1 Radio Hit;
Chapman Shares This Historic And Unique Milestone With A Few Select Artists, Including Madonna And George Strait;
His “Still” Tour Kicks Off This Friday, March 2
27 FEBRUARY 2023 – NASHVILLE, TN – Steven Curtis Chapman is already the most-awarded Christian music artist in history and as of this week, he continues his reign. His current radio single, “Don’t Lose Heart,” has hit No. 1, making it Chapman’s 50th career chart-topping song and the first artist to achieve this feat in the industry.
It was his single “His Eyes” from 1988’s Real Life Conversations album that put Chapman on the course to a plethora of No. 1 songs, a list that also includes “I Will Be Here,” “The Great Adventure,” “Dive,” “Live Out Loud,” and “For The Sake Of The Call.” Chapman shares this historic milestone with just a few select artists who boast 50 or more top radio hits, including Madonna, George Strait, and Conway Twitty.
“I’m completely blown away by the support for this song and for my music, even after so many years,” Steven Curtis Chapman exclaims. “To ever have a number one song at radio as an artist/songwriter is a dream come true, and to have fifty is simply unbelievable! This only happens because of an amazing team and a community of friends around me who have believed in the unbelievable. I’m grateful and humbled beyond words.”
“Don’t Lose Heart” was released in late 2022 and was the most-added song at radio for three straight weeks. As the first single from Chapman’s latest album, Still, he was inspired to write the song through his journey in the shallowed valley of grief and loss he and his family have traveled. He released a new version earlier this month featuring country artist Mitchell Tenpenny, a version that has quickly connected with listeners thanks to the song’s upbeat honesty and truth.
Holly Zabka, President, Provident Entertainment/Sony Music, shares. “We are so honored and excited to be a part of Steven’s 50th No. 1 song with ‘Don’t Lose Heart.’ This unprecedented and monumental achievement for Steven is a testament to the incredible artist and songwriter he is and can only be outshined by the countless lives that have been changed by his music.”
Chapman will be sharing “Don’t Lose Heart,” along with another fan favorite from the Still album, “Kindness,” as well as many of his top hits on tour. Kicking off this Friday, March 2, his “Still” Tour will hit 24 markets throughout the spring. Click HERE for the most updated tour schedule.
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ABOUT STEVEN CURTIS CHAPMAN: In a career that has spanned more than three decades, Steven Curtis Chapman is the most-awarded artist in Christian music history. With 59 Gospel Music Association Dove Awards, five GRAMMY® Awards, an American Music Award, and 50 No. 1 singles, he has sold more than eleven million albums with ten RIAA-Certified® Gold or Platinum albums to his credit.
In his 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, Geoff Moore, and others. 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 latest 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.
Along with touring the world, Steven Curtis Chapman has appeared on Good Morning America, CBS Sunday Morning and This Morning, CNN, MSNBC, 60 Minutes, E! Entertainment, The Today Show, Fox & Friends, and The Tonight Show among others, along with appearing in the pages of People Magazine, Billboard, Parents Magazine, and more. As a vocal supporter of adoption, Chapman along with his wife Mary Beth founded Show Hope in 2003, a nonprofit organization that helps restore the hope of a family to orphans.
For more information, please visit StevenCurtisChapman.com and his social links below.