Steven Curtis Chapman
- Hit songs include "The Great Adventure," "His Eyes," "Heaven in the Real World," and "Dive"
- Founder of Show Hope, a charity organization benefiting international adoption aid
- Has won numerous Grammy, Dove, and AMA awards
In his iconic musical career, Steven Curtis Chapman has won five Grammy Awards, and sold over 10 million records, including two RIAA certified platinum albums and seven RIAA certified gold albums. He's won 58 Dove Awards, more than any other artist to date. In addition, Chapman has won an American Music Award and has recorded 44 No. 1 U.S. radio hits.
He's recorded more than 20 albums and hosted "Sam's Place: Music for the Spirit" at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville from September 2014 until April 2015. In 2015, he released "Warrior" as the official song for the soundtrack to "War Room." He has performed at the White House and has appeared on nearly every major television network, including the shows "CBS Sunday Morning" and "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno".
In a response to the miracle the Chapmans saw in their own family through adoption, and with a desire to help eliminate the obstacle of finances for families they knew, they established the Show Hope ministry in 2000. In 2002, as opportunities to assist families ready to adopt far outpaced their personal abilities to fund, the ministry began accepting donations to raise further financial grants. In 2003, Show Hope became an official 501c3 non-profit organization. Show Hope has helped more than 5,500 children from more than 50 countries, including the U.S. More than 2,300 waiting children with acute medical and special needs have received loving care through Show Hope's Care Centers in China.
Chapman has become a voice for this cause with fans and strangers alike and has mobilized hundreds of donors. His message has impacted others, and a web of influence has been created through the ministry.
Inducted to the Music City Walk of Fame on April 20, 2008.