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Born: November 21, 1962 in Paducah, Kentucky, USA.
Steven Curtis Chapman is one of the biggest legends in contemporary Christian music. He was first signed to a songwriting deal in the early 1980s, based upon the strength of his song "Built To Last" which was recorded by popular gospel group The Imperials. Shortly after, he signed a record deal with Sparrow Records, where he rose to prominence. As of September, 2005, Chapman had sold over nine million records.
Steven and his wife Mary Beth live in Nashville, Tennessee, and have three biological children (Emily Elizabeth, Caleb Stevenson, Will Franklin) and three adopted daughters from China (Shaohannah Hope Yan, Stevey Joy Ru, Maria Sue Chapman). Chapman and his sons recorded under the name of "Stevenson" for the 2003 Veggie Rocks CD. (Song: "I Love My Lips", VeggieTales). Chapman starred in the 2003 film Christmas Child.
When Steven and Mary were first married, they struggled with finances and turned to God in prayer. A few days before their anniversary they found out that Mary was pregnant. When arriving home one night they noticed fire engines outside their apartment, and realised their apartment had burnt down, and they had no insurance. They moved in with friends. Then Sparrow Records noticed Steven's vocal abilities and signed him.
Together, Chapman and his wife have written three children's books with adoption themes, Shaoey And Dot (2004), Shaoey and Dot: The Christmas Miracle (2005), and Shaoey and Dot: A Thunder and Lightning Bug Story (2006). Together with minister Scotty Smith, Chapman authored two books for the adult inspirational market, Speechless (1999) and Restoring Broken Things (2005). Chapman's song "All About Love" has been featured in commercials for the Fox television show, Celebrity Duets.
In 2006, Chapman went on tour to several Asian countries. His web site claims his concert for U.S. troops serving in South Korea was the first Christian concert ever performed for the troops in that country, and a concert in Shanghai, China was "the first public performance by a Gospel recording artist event in the city open to China passport holders" and the third-largest concert in Shanghai that spring. The tour also took the artist to Australia, New Zealand, China, the Philippines, Hong Kong, and Singapore. During the same period, his song "The Blessing" reached number one on Thailand radio charts.
Steven has toured with Greg Laurie's Harvest Crusades, coming to New Zealand in 2006.