Steven Curtis Chapman
From the very start of his career, songwriting awards, industry accolades and chart success have been regularly heaped on Steven Curtis Chapman. His sanctified mixture of country roots, Lite Rock fluency and contemporary pop wisdom has been a winning combination since his 1987 No. 2 hit "Weak Days." The Christian music community has witnessed Chapman's growth since then, from a precocious young talent to a Springsteen-esque figure on the scene. In a league with big names Sandi Patty and Michael W. Smith, Chapman stands as the true artist among them, writing much of his own material and branching off into unforeseen directions with each release. Investing his everyman tales and prayerful odes with a fireside warmth and a deep-soul commitment to the Lord, Chapman provides a musical form of support to countless believers across the nation.