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GRAMMY® Award Winning Artist, Steven Curtis Chapman Sings Songs & Shares Stories on Fall Tour Presented by Show HOPE

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GRAMMY® Award Winning Artist, Steven Curtis Chapman Sings Songs & Shares Stories on Fall Tour Presented by Show HOPE

Chapman Shares the Stage with Andrew Peterson and Labelmate Josh Wilson For Unique Songwriter’s Night Experience

(Nashville, TN) July 12, 2011--This fall, Show HOPE will present iconic music veteran Steven Curtis Chapman’s “Songs & Stories” tour. In a unique songwriter’s night experience rarely seen outside Nashville, TN., Chapman will be sharing the stage with acclaimed and emerging artists, Andrew Peterson and Sparrow Records’ Josh Wilson. The tour will run from September to November of this year in conjunction with the release of Chapman’s newest album, re:creation, coming to stores August 9. To see Chapman explain more about re:creation, visit http://www.godtube.com/watch/?v=FJ219MNU.

Each night, “Songs & Stories” tour concert goers will hear the brand new songs featured on re:creation, including Chapman’s new single, “Do Everything,” which has already hit top 10 on both the AC-Monitor and AC-Indicator charts. The newest single is also No. 14 on the National Christian Audience Chart, and has over 77 stations supporting it. The GRAMMY® award winner will perform re-imagined versions of some of his biggest hits while taking advantage of the unique format to share the stories that inspired him to write both his current hits, and songs that have entertained for decades.

Additionally, audiences will also be treated to Chapman, Wilson and Peterson collaborating together on stage with a vast assortment of instruments from the ukulele to the cajon for a rare and memorable event.

The 24-city tour kicks off Sept. 29 and will hit major cities such as Atlanta, St. Louis, Denver and Portland before wrapping up on Nov. 3.

Chapman is also offering a unique pre-show experience for fans called “Soundcheck and Stories” which will include a Q&A with Chapman, an acoustic performance and an exclusive signed poster. For more date and ticket information about Steven Curtis Chapman and the upcoming “Songs & Stories” tour please visit http://stevencurtischapman.com/.

An exclusive iTunes (R) pre-order was unveiled today, giving fans a chance to pre-order re:creation with an extra, exclusive track as well as receive an immediate download of the single "Do Everything." To download the pre-order, here.


About Steven Curtis Chapman:
Steven Curtis Chapman has sold over ten million records including two RIAA certified platinum albums and eight RIAA certified gold albums. Along with his five GRAMMY awards, Chapman has won an American Music Award, has recorded 45 No. 1 US radio hits and been awarded 56 Dove Awards, more than any other artist to date. Since his recording career began in 1987, Chapman has recorded seventeen projects with Sparrow Records. He has performed at the White House and has appeared on multiple national programs via CBS, NBC, ABC, CNN, MSNBC, CMT, FOX News, the Hallmark Channel and E!, including Good Morning America, Larry King Live, Fox&Friends, Huckabee, CBS Sunday Morning, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno and more. Chapman and his wife Mary Beth created Show HOPE in 2001 after bringing their first adopted daughter, Shaohannah, home from China. The ministry’s goal is to help families reduce the financial barrier of adoption, and has provided grants to more than 2,100 families wishing to adopt orphans from around the world.

About Josh Wilson:
Singer/songwriter Josh Wilson grew up the son of a preacher in Lubbock, Texas. He signed to Sparrow Records in 2006 and released his major label debut, Trying to Fit the Ocean in a Cup in 2008. The album was met with critical acclaim, hailed by Christian Retailing as “the future of Christian pop” and named among the Top Ten Best Albums of 2008 by GospelMusicChannel.com. Since then he has released numerous No. 1 hits including “Savior Please” and the powerful track “Before the Morning,” which recently landed the No. 4 spot on Billboard’s Year-End Christian Songs chart, while also releasing a sophomore album, “Life Is Not A Snapshot” and a compilation self-titled record.  Earlier this year, Wilson released his third studio album “See You” and his debut single “I Refuse,” landed in the Top 3 at AC and the National Audience Chart. Wilson also attracted national media attention and a breakout viral video when he had travelers at the Newark airport breakout in "Hey Jude" during a 6-hour security lockdown. For more information on Josh Wilson, visit www.joshwilsonmusic.com

About Andrew Peterson:  
Andrew Peterson is a man of many talents with a successful recording and songwriting career, as well as being an award-winning author and the host of a highly popular creative community known as the Rabbit Room (www.RabbitRoom.com). Peterson’s current project Counting Stars debuted at #1 on iTunes, and #6 on Billboard.  His single “Dancing in the Minefields” reached the Top 10 on the Christian AC chart, while the video for the song has received well over 500,000 views online. Peterson won the 2010 Christy Award for Young Adult Fiction for book two in the four-part Wingfeather Saga series, while book three, The Monster In The Hollows, released in May and is already being hailed as a classic. In September, Peterson will host Hutchmoot, the second annual Rabbit Room conference for lovers of art, songs, and stories—an event that sold out in six hours! In December, he will embark on his 12th annual Christmas tour, Behold the Lamb of God, which is an annual sell-out at Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium. For more information on Peterson please visit www.Andrew-Peterson.com.