“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.
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.
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.
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
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