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STEVEN CURTIS CHAPMAN ACCEPTS 4TH BMI AWARD FOR SONGWRITER OF THE YEAR

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STEVEN CURTIS  CHAPMAN ACCEPTS 4TH BMI AWARD FOR SONGWRITER OF THE YEAR

“YOURS” AND “CINDERELLA” HONORED FOR SONGS OF THE YEAR

"BEAUTY  WILL RISE" GOES TO RADIO ON MAY 21



Nashville, April 23, 2010 – Steven Curtis Chapman was  honored at this week’s Broadcast Music, Inc. (BMI) Awards as he took  home his 4th award for Songwriter of the Year along with two more awards  for Song of the Year for his powerful hits “Cinderella” and “Yours,”  off of his 16th studio record This Moment. The annual BMI  Christian Music Awards were held at their Music Row office in Nashville.  


BMI saluted the writers and publishers of the past year’s  most-performed songs on Christian radio and television. By contributing  two songs each to the most-performed list, Chapman, TobyMac,  producer/songwriter Chris Stevens and singer/songwriter Jason Walker  shared the Songwriter of the Year title.

While Chapman was  unable to attend the ceremony, standing in for their father were  Chapman’s sons, Caleb and Will Franklin. The boys and their emerging band, Caleb, gave a touching performance of  their father’s ballad “Cinderella,” inspired by their sisters Emily,  Stevey Joy and Maria Sue.  

In addition to his recent honors,  the award-winning artist will be releasing the title track as his second  single from his latest album Beauty Will Rise. The song goes for  adds to radio stations on May 21.

For more information on  Chapman, please visit www.stevencurtischapman.com.
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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 Dove and 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. A 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, 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 over 2,000 families wishing to  adopt orphans from around the world.

About BMI:
Broadcast Music, Inc.® (BMI) is an  American performing right organization that represents more than 400,000  songwriters, composers and music publishers in all genres of music and  more than 6.5 million works. BMI reported $905 million for its 2009  fiscal year in performing right collections. BMI has represented the  most popular and beloved music from around the world for 70 years. The  U.S. corporation collects license fees from businesses that use music,  which it then distributes as royalties to the musical creators and  copyright owners it represents.


About Caleb:
Introducing CALEB, a four piece  independent rock band out of Franklin, TN with founders  songwriter/frontman Caleb Chapman and drummer Will Chapman. CALEB is  musical parts alternative, rock, and pop with pondering lyrics that ask  and answer big questions in life and do so with inspiring melodies that easily get caught in your head. Ultimately the heart of the band beats to create music that’s accessible to everyone while maintaining artistic  integrity and honesty. CALEB is currently performing on the Casting Crowns tour this spring. For more information, please visit CalebMusic.com