Franklin, TN (1 March 2016) - Multi-platinum selling and five-time GRAMMY® award-winning artist Steven Curtis Chapman is gearing up to release his 23rd career studio album, Worship And Believe, this Friday, March 4 (Essential Worship). Co-produced by Chapman and Brent Milligan, Worship And Believe is Chapman's first worship record in his three decade-long career. Featuring 16 tracks with co-writes from artists such as Matt Maher, Chris Tomlin, Matt Redman and Rend Collective, the critics have already praised Worship And Believe from this iconic artist as "worth the wait." Here are just a few advance reviews on the anticipated album:
"We've been waiting for over 20 years for this release, even if we didn't know it...the result is powerful music for individual worship and some...to unite congregations. Worship And Believe represents Chapman's continual willingness to grow in artistry...He has led people through life in honest pursuit of following Christ in the everyday, and now he is leading people in more direct prayers." - Worship Leader Magazine
"Chapman’s unique touch makes the album a worthwhile listen for fans of Christian music...'Amen' [is] the best of the bunch, 'We Believe' is...packed with good theology, [and] worship fans will love 'One True God' — likely to be sung in churches nationwide by year’s end. Worship And Believe was worth the wait." - Charisma Magazine
"Worship And Believe is powerful, genuine, heartfelt worship to the King who sustains us even in the midst of life's trials." – NewReleaseToday
"After twenty-two studio albums, you might think Steven Curtis Chapman has done it all. Not quite yet. With the release of...his first-ever worship recording...this album proves it was worth the wait. It’s a welcome shift in career direction for Chapman and hopefully there’s more to come." - CCM Magazine
Just this past weekend Chapman wrapped his seven-city tour with Amy Grant. In April, he will embark with THIRD DAY on a co-headlining tour, which will kick off April 14 in Little Rock, AR. This will be the first time Chapman and THIRD DAY share the stage together as one group, performing each other's hits and making it an unforgettable night of music. Chapman will also continue hosting the concert series, "Sam's Place - Music for the Spirit," at Nashville's historic Ryman Auditorium through May. For the latest tour schedule or more information, please visit StevenCurtisChapman.com.
ABOUT STEVEN CURTIS CHAPMAN: As the most awarded artist in Christian music history, Steven Curtis Chapman has received fifty-eight Gospel Music Association Dove Awards, five GRAMMYs®, forty-eight No. 1 singles, has sold nearly eleven million albums, and has eight RIAA-certified gold or platinum albums to his credit. 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 in distress. Since its inception, Show Hope has helped provide forever homes through Adoption Aid grants for more than 5,000 orphans from 53+ countries, including the U.S. In addition, more than 2,000 orphans with special needs have received critically needed medical care through Show Hope’s Special Care Centers, giving them a hope for a family and a future. Through numerous other programs for individuals, students, families, and communities, Show Hope is mobilizing a movement to care for the world’s children who need it most. For more information, please visit www.showhope.org.
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