Gary Chapman

Nov 05, 2013
Jan 01, 2002
Jan 01, 2001
Sep 14, 1999
Sep 30, 1997
Jan 01, 1997
Feb 27, 1996
Jan 01, 1996
Jan 01, 1994
Jan 01, 1987
Jan 01, 1982
Jan 01, 1981

Gary Chapman is listed in the credits for the following albums:

Year Artist Album Role
1979 Amy Grant My Father's Eyes Songwriter
1980 Jamie Owens-Collins Straight Ahead Songwriter
1980 Amy Grant Never Alone Songwriter, Background Vocals
1981 Brown Bannister Talk to One Another Songwriter
1981 Amy Grant In Concert Songwriter
1981 Amy Grant In Concert, Volume Two Songwriter
1982 JoySong The Secret of Love Songwriter
1982 Truth Keeper Of My Heart Songwriter
1982 Scott Wesley Brown Signature Singer
1982 Amy Grant Age to Age Songwriter, Background Vocals
1982 Glenn Garrett Nothing Without You Background Vocals
1982 Kathy Troccoli Stubborn Love Songwriter
1983 Michael W. Smith Project Background Vocals
1983 Debby Boone Surrender Background Vocals
1983 Amy Grant A Christmas Album Executive Producer, Songwriter, Acoustic Guitars, Pedal Steel, Background Vocals
1984 Amy Grant Straight Ahead Executive Producer, Songwriter, Guitars, Background Vocals
1984 Michael W. Smith 2 Songwriter, Background Vocals
1984 Kathy Troccoli Heart and Soul Songwriter
1985 The Cause Do Something Now Choir
1985 Amy Grant Unguarded Executive Producer, Songwriter, Background Vocals
1986 Dennis Agajanian Friendly Fire Background Vocals
1986 Elim Hall Things Break Producer, Songwriter
1986 Randy Stonehill The Wild Frontier Background Vocals
1986 Amy Grant Collection Executive Producer, Songwriter, Background Vocals
1987 Prism Yellow Vocals
1987 Debby Boone Friends For Life Songwriter
1987 First Call An Evening in December Volume 2 Songwriter
1988 Billy Sprague La Vie Producer, Pedal Steel, Bazouki, Sitar, Danelectro Six-String Bass, Shotgun Solos ("The Ultimatum"), Accordion, Background and Choir Vocals
1988 Randy Stonehill Can't Buy a Miracle Background Vocals
1988 Amy Grant Lead Me On Executive Producer, Songwriter, Acoustic Guitar, Background Vocals
1989 Amy Grant A Moment In Time Bass, Background Vocals
1991 Amy Grant Heart in Motion Songwriter, Background Vocals
1993 Michael English Hope Songwriter
1993 Steve Camp Taking Heaven by Storm Songwriter, Guitars
1994 Randy Stonehill Lazarus Heart Background Vocals
1994 Bryan Duncan Slow Revival Guitars
1994 Gary Chapman The Light Inside Songwriter, Arrangements, Bass, Guitars, Mandolin, Pedal Steel, Pedabro, Vocals
1994 Amy Grant House of Love Songwriter, Lap Steel, Background Vocals
1994 Ashton, Becker, Dente Along the Road Songwriter
1994 Kathy Troccoli Stubborn Love '94 Songwriter
1995 First Call Beyond December Guest Vocals
1996 Gary Chapman Shelter Songwriter, Electric and Acoustic Guitars, Mandocello, Lap and Pedal Steel, Lead and Background Vocals
2013 Gary Chapman The Truth Vocals

Gary Chapman

Aug 19, 1957

Gary Chapman is an American Contemporary Christian music singer-songwriter and former television talk show host.

Early life and music career
Born in Waurika, Oklahoma, Chapman is the son of an Assemblies of God pastor, Terry Chapman. He grew up in De Leon, Texas.

Chapman performed in bands throughout high school and college. After going to Bible college at what is now Southwestern Assemblies of God University in Waxahachie, he moved to Nashville and was hired as bass player for The Rambos. In 1979, his song "Father's Eyes" was recorded as the title track to Amy Grant's Grammy-nominated second album My Father's Eyes. In 1982, his song "Finally" recorded by T. G. Sheppard reached No. 1 on the country music charts. He also received a Dove Award as Songwriter of the Year from the Gospel Music Association.

During the rest of the 1980s and the early 1990s, Chapman continued to write, record, and produce music, while touring as an opening act and bass player for Grant. He sang "Brave Hearts" in 1987 for the Touchstone Pictures film Ernest Goes to Camp.

Chapman's career reached new heights in the mid-1990s. He was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Pop/Contemporary Gospel Album in 1994. The Light Inside also resulted in a Dove Award nomination for Male Vocalist of the Year. It also yielded a contemporary Christian music chart No. 1 song, "Sweet Glow of Mercy." He won a second Dove Award in 1994 for co-producing the album, Songs From The Loft, featuring various artists.

In April 1996, Chapman won Male Vocalist of the Year at the GMA Dove Awards. His 1996 album, Shelter, delivered another #1, "One of Two," with "Man After Your Own Heart" resulting in a Dove Award for Inspirational Recorded Song of the Year and featuring on the Dove award winning Special Event Album of the Year, My Utmost for His Highest. Shelter also received a 1997 Grammy nomination for Best Pop/Contemporary Gospel Album.

At the 1998 Dove Awards, his album also featuring other artists, Hymns From The Ryman, won Country Album Of The Year.

Television career
In the middle of 1996, Dick Clark Productions and The Nashville Network announced Chapman would replace Tom Wopat as host of their signature evening talk show, Prime Time Country. The show experienced improved ratings under Chapman, and kept the network's tradition of having a daily talk show, a network staple since its 1983 introduction (first with Ralph Emery, then Lorianne Crook and Charlie Chase), but ended after 1999 because of MTV Networks' takeover of the CBS Cable Group. MTV shelved TNN in favour of starting an adult male-oriented network (now Spike TV), which also shut down CBS Cable Group and the network's Nashville, Tennessee and Concord, North Carolina operations, since TNN was based out of both offices.

Personal life
Chapman married Amy Grant on June 19, 1982. Their marriage produced three children: Matthew Garrison Chapman (born 1987), Gloria Mills Chapman (called "Millie"; born 1989), and Sarah Cannon Chapman (born 1992), who was named after country legend Minnie Pearl, a family friend. (Pearl's real name was Sarah Ophelia Colley Cannon.) Citing "irreconcilable differences," Grant filed for divorce from Chapman in March 1999, and the divorce was final in June 1999.

Chapman married Jennifer Pittman in July 2000, four months after Grant wed Vince Gill. In 2005 and 2006, Gary and his wife were involved in financial difficulties resulting in personal and business bankruptcies due to a failed property development project. On September 26, 2006, Nashville Metro Police reported that Chapman was arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol and possession of marijuana. He pled guilty in 2007 for driving under the influence. He was sentenced to one year of probation, had his driver’s license suspended and was ordered to attend an alcohol education program. Chapman and Pittman divorced in 2007.

Chapman married Cassie Piersol, a two-time national champion cheerleader and model from Parkersburg, West Virginia, on December 22, 2008.

Together they began a project called A Hymn a Week in 2010 to honor the musical heritage left to Gary by his parents. Chapman has stated that both his parents, who were small town pastors for their entire lives, had a strong influence in his life and they "implanted the hymns into [his] heart". Chapman's mother, Mary, died the day after Christmas in 2002. His father Terry died on Easter Sunday, 2009, after a lengthy battle with Parkinson's disease and a form of cancer known as multiple myeloma. During his last years, he lived with Chapman and his wife. During that time, Chapman played and sang old hymns at his father's bedside. They then began filming the brief history and/or personal connection to a different hymn each week along with a guitar/vocal performance of the work and posting them on Facebook, on a page called A Hymn a Week.

Gary was also co-owner of Crowne Music Group.

Gary Chapman (musician). (2012, August 24). In Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Retrieved 12:29, September 18, 2012, from

February 24, 2014

Nasvhille, TN -- Gary Chapman, award-winning singer-songwriter and host of TNN’s long-running Prime Time Country, is coming back to television. Alongside his wife Cassie, Chapman is a cast member of TNT’s new reality series, Private Lives of Nashville Wives, premiering tonight at 10/9c.

October 22, 2013

Nashville, TN -- 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.

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