Gary Chapman Returns with New Album, The Truth
October 22, 2013 --
Nashville, Tennessee (PRWEB) October 22, 2013
Award-winning singer-songwriter Gary Chapman returns with THE TRUTH, due on November 5th from Music Row-based Merf Music Group and distribution partners Elevate Entertainment and Syntax Distribution. The long-anticipated collection of songs is the first studio album from Chapman since 2002.
THE TRUTH features sixteen new studio recordings, with special vocal appearances from some of Chapmans friends and family. Allison Krauss joins him on If God Had a Front Porch, John Rich and Tanya Tucker show up on The Rough Crowd, and Rebecca Lynn Howard sits in on When I Say. On a more personal level, Chapmans daughter Sarah sings on Put it in His Hands, and his wife Cassie duets on the Christmas-themed, All About a Baby.
For well over three decades, Chapman has seamlessly blurred the lines of contemporary Christian pop, country and southern gospel, racking up an impressive list of Dove Awards, GRAMMY nominations and writing credits for legendary artists such as Kenny Rogers, Alabama and Wynonna. Chapman is also widely remembered as the host of TNNs popular Prime Time Country television series and the Sams Place concert series and radio program.
While its been a decade since Chapmans last studio album, he has hardly sat idle. Chapman wrote, produced and directed the documentary The 8th of November for country duo Big & Rich, successfully helmed the content assets of professional footballs School of the Legends, and launched the popular A Hymn A Week online song and stories series, which was inspired by singing many of gospel musics timeless standards at his ailing fathers bedside during his final days.
Singing those hymns I grew up with helped me remember what music is for, recalls Chapman. This project has nothing to do with money, but everything to do with genuinely touching someones heart and offering healing. I have no delusions of grandeur at this point in my life and I am pleasantly embracing a place where it really doesnt matter a whole lot to me what anybody thinks, and I say that with zero arrogance or perceived distance.
Chapman has been busy at home as well. He and wife Cassie just welcomed the birth of their adopted baby daughter, Eva Rose, earlier this year, while the proud father continues to beam with pride over his son Matt and daughters Sarah and Millie, whove since spread their wings for school and successful careers respectively.
THE TRUTH is the most transparent window into Chapmans heart and soul throughout his entire career, and even if it doesnt match the pasts multi-platinum sales statistics, he simply hopes it will show listeners his true self. My family is my life, theyre everything to me really, and my local church is also a primary focus where I serve as an elder, says Chapman. Im excited for people to hear what I have to say about it all and Im also very anxious to get back on the road, not only to play, but also to connect with everyone again after all this time. I just want to keep singing. Its one of the things I was born to do.
THE TRUTH track listing:
2. Where Youre Going
3. If God Had a Front Porch (featuring Alison Krauss)
4. Aint Got a Prayer
5. How Great a God
6. Safe from the Wind
7. Widow of the South
8. Put it in His Hands (featuring Sarah Chapman)
9. All About a Baby (featuring Cassie Chapman)
10. Wisdom of Age
11. Everything I Know
12. When I Say (featuring Rebecca Lynn Howard)
13. I Didnt Find Jesus
14. Thats God
15. Twenty Bucks Away
16. The Rough Crowd (featuring Tanya Tucker and John Rich)
For more information, visit the official website at http://www.garychapmanmusic.com.
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