Last week music industry icon Steven Curtis Chapman celebrated the release of his 17th album re:creation and in less than 24 hours of its debut, re:creation became the top selling Christian album on iTunes ® Christian chart while also landing at No. 3 on Christian/Gospel overall soundscan chart and was the 43rd top selling album in America according to Billboard’s Top 200. The Sparrow Records’ project also continues to not only attract the attention from fans but from critics as well:
“Steven Curtis Chapman has presented us with an album that is compelling, personal, and touching. Both the old songs and the new ones inspire and encourage…The man makes incredible music and his 17th release is right on track with the first 16. This is an album that is destined to be ministering to generations long after ours is gone.”- About.com
“There’s no better soundtrack for this brightening season than re:creation, the Dove and Grammy Award-winning artist’s latest release where he recasts eight of his classic hits and offers six more all-new tracks as well…If you’ve ever liked Steven Curtis Chapman, re:creation—nostalgic yet forward thinking—will make you like him even more.”-Crosswalk.com
“You can tell that Steven Curtis Chapman took his time with this album. It’s evident in every new note and old lyric. It beautifully captures his heart… and is a must-hear.”-Hollywoodjesus.com
Critics and fans are not the only ones who are showing their admiration for Chapman’s new album. Chapman also has fans in outer space. On August 9, Chapman visited the men and women at NASA’s Johnson’s Space Center in Houston, TX. He was also privileged to be able to share a few words with American astronauts Ronnie Garan and Mike Fossum while they are aboard the International Space Station as they spent the morning in space working and listening to re:creation. (Watch the conversation here.)
Chapman also recently sat down with the ever-popular beliefnet.com for an in-depth two-part interview about his journey over the past few years and the new season of healing he and his family are in. Join the millions of readers to be touched by the captivating interview here.
re:creation features six brand new songs including his current single “Do Everything,” which is currently No. 2 at AC Indicator, No. 4 at National Christian Audience and No. 6 at AC Monitored. Chapman also premiered the music video for his chart-topping single at Gospel Music Channel and Klove.com last week. Fans can check it out atwww.stevencurtischapman.com.
Chapman will be performing “Do Everything” and more songs from re:creation this fall on his “Songs & Stories Tour” with Andrew Peterson and Josh Wilson. The uniquely formatted songwriters night tour starts Sept. 29. For more information on Steven Curtis Chapman, re:creation and the tour please visit www.stevencurtischapman.com.
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