He got his start as a songwriter,
scoring number one hits in both the Contemporary Christian and
Country arenas. Soon his songs were being recorded by artists
in all genres, including Vanessa Williams, Alabama, Lee Greenwood,
T. G. Sheppard, Kenny Rogers, Steve Wariner, Barbara Mandrell,
Amy Grant, Kathy Troccoli, and Russ Taft.
he began making his own records, the accolades began pouring in.
Over the years he's earned three Grammy nominations and six Dove
awards, including Male Vocalist of the Year and Songwriter of
the Year, and he's scored multiple number one hits including "Sweet
Glow of Mercy" and "One of Two." He created Sam's
Place, a live concert series broadcast monthly on radio stations
across the country and his easy, witty style has made him a popular
host and emcee. He is now heard on over 200 radio stations with
the weekly syndicated Christian music countdown, CCM Countdown
with Gary Chapman, and serves as host of TNN's daily variety show,
Prime Time Country with Gary Chapman.
with all his varied duties, Chapman admits his first love is still
making music. "Singing is a total escape for me," he
says. "I love losing myself in a song. There is a place you
can go when you really lean into a song -- you're completely alone
and yet you're not." We can all be thankful that, with Outside,
Chapman has taken us along for the ride.
No stranger to the stage or screen, Gary Chapman
is a seasoned singer/songwriter who has challenged listeners with
his honest songs and brought smiles to TV audiences nationwide.
His latest album reflects the truth that God is made greatest
in our weaknesses. Features 10 tracks of all new material, including
the new single, "I Need Jesus."
It would be wonderful if you had much more information
on Gary Chapman. He is a wonderful songwriter, whose words always
touch my heart. I know he reaches countless people through his
music. He seems to always try and choose the right road to travel.
Always keeping his aim toward God and wanting to do the right
thing. Gary is just a blessing to Christian music. Thank you.
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Gary Chapman - I feel that God speaks through his music and uses
him to open our hearts and minds to what God wants us to do.