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Steven Curtis Chapman celebrates 25-year career with video

With 46 No. 1 singles, including "Do Everything," which topped charts last month; 56 GMA Dove Awards; five GRAMMY awards; and more than 200 songs recorded on 17 original albums spread across an illustrious 25-year career, Steven Curtis Chapman has already amassed a collection of songs worth celebrating.

Since his first national recording, First Hand, Chapman has become one of the most beloved artists in all of popular music. This year on his website,, he revisits some of his favorite tracks with a video series called Twenty Five, featuring acoustic performances of some of Chapman’s most popular songs and the stories behind them. Every other Thursday in 2012, a new acoustic, one-take, raw performance of one of Chapman’s songs will be debuted, each one only available to view for only 25 days. To check out Twenty Five, visit

In addition, Sparrow Records is releasing a new Chapman greatest-hits package, #1’s Vol. 1. Available on April 3, the album features 13 of his biggest songs, each of which charted at No. 1, and features the career-defining songs “Dive,” “The Great Adventure,” “I Will Be Here” and more. Would you believe more than 15 years have gone by since his previous greatest-hits album released? Many of Chapman’s biggest songs and albums have never been represented on a greatest-hits collection.

In November, Chapman wrapped his first "Songs & Stories" tour with friends Andrew Peterson and Josh Wilson. After performing in front of sold-out crowds across the country, the Show HOPE-sponsored tour continued to be in high demand and, as a result, Chapman announced a spring leg of the intimate tour.

The spring leg of the “Songs & Stories” tour launches on Feb. 2 in Broken Arrow, Okla., with Peterson and Wilson supporting. After visiting markets including Cleveland, Nashville and Tampa, among others, the tour will wrap on Mar. 11 in Ocala, Fla. During this uniquely formatted writer’s night, 47 instruments are integrated into the show, and true collaboration dominates the night with Peterson, Wilson and Chapman all playing and singing on each other's songs. Chapman performs songs from his latest album re:creation and more, including his most recent No. 1, “Do Everything,” for which he collected his 16th career GRAMMY nomination. Chapman also opens up about the stories that inspired him to write the songs that have impacted lives around the world.