Nashville, TN (June 19, 2020)
Five-time GRAMMY® winner Steven Curtis Chapman releases “That’s My Dad,” a touching tribute to his father, today. Leading up to Father’s Day, Steven is also set to host a television special of the same name tonight on Trinity Broadcasting Network (TBN) at 8, 9, 10, 11 p.m. EST. To stream or download “That’s My Dad.”
“It seems only right that I would finally write a song for the man who gave me a love for music, taught me how to appreciate a “great song” and was in fact the first songwriter I ever knew. I’m very thankful for my dad and thankful I could share this song that he inspired on this Father’s Day weekend.” —Steven Curtis Chapman
Steven’s father Herb Chapman Sr. has an established musical legacy of his own in the family’s hometown of Paducah, Ky. with his store, Chapman Music, where he has taught music for over five decades to thousands of students, including Steven and his brother Herb Jr. “The first sound I remember as a little barefoot boy was my daddy’s Martin guitar and a 5 string banjo,” Steven sang on the title track of his 2020 GRAMMY®-nominated album, Deeper Roots: Where the Bluegrass Grows.
Herb Sr. and Herb Jr. joined Chapman on Deeper Roots as well as the project’s prequel Deep Roots. The father and sons, who first started performing together as a family band in church, have shared the stages of historic venues such as the Grand Ole Opry and Ryman Auditorium. The Chapman family’s musical heritage carries on through multiple generations with Steven’s sons Caleb and Will Chapman performing in their rising indie-rock band Colony House.