Newman, Applegate up for 'Inspiring' award

Newman, Applegate up for 'Inspiring' award

NEW YORK, Nov. 18 (UPI) -- Late Hollywood screen icon Paul Newman is among those shortlisted for Beliefnet.com's 8th annual Most Inspiring Person of the Year award.

Singer Chapman's daughter, 5, killed

FRANKLIN, Tenn., May 22 (UPI) -- The 5-year-old daughter of singer Steven Curtis Chapman has died after being hit by a car in the driveway of the family's Tennessee home, police said.

Music City's Walk of Fame expands

NASHVILLE, April 21 (UPI) -- The newest additions to Nashville's Walk of Fame include the late country music great Hank Williams and jazz saxophonist Kirk Whalum.

Michael W. Smith tops Dove Awards nominees

NASHVILLE, March 1 (UPI) -- U.S. Christian artist Michael Smith tops the Gospel Music Association's Dove Award nominations with eight nods.

Winners at 47th Grammy Awards

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 14 (UPI) -- Here is a list of winners at the 47th Grammy Awards, which were presented Sunday in Los Angeles:

MercyMe wins big at Christian music awards

NASHVILLE, April 29 (UPI) -- Worship band MercyMe, whose "I Can Only Imagine" was a huge crossover hit last year, won the Christian music industry's top honor in Nashville, Tenn.

American Music Awards go to veterans

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 16 (UPI) -- The 31st annual American Music Awards was shaping up to be a night of veterans Sunday with Alabama, Fleetwood Mac and Luther Vandross taking key honors.

Luther Vandross takes home two AMAs

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 16 (UPI) -- Luther Vandross, who has been struggling to recover from a debilitating stroke, won two American Music Awards in Los Angeles Sunday night.

Interview: Steven Curtis Chapman

NASHVILLE, Oct. 29 (UPI) -- Steven Curtis Chapman is closing in on 15 years in the music business, a pioneer of sorts who has done as much as any other artist to bring contemporary Christi

Performers added to American Music Awards

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 20 (UPI) -- Pink, Evanescence, Sean Paul, 3 Doors Down and Rod Stewart have been added to the line-up of the American Music Awards.

Today in Music: a look back at pop music

The weekly UPI Today in Music package for April 26-May 2.
By United Press International

Today in Music: a look back at pop music

Today's birthdays include "America's Top 40" host Casey Kasem in 1932 (age 71); drummer Jerry Mercer of April Wine in 1939 (age 64); Kate Pierson of the B-52's in 1948 (age 55); Kiss guitarist Paul "Ace" Frehley in 1951 (age 52); and Adam and the Ants gui
By United Press International


GOSPEL'S SMITH CONTINUES WINNING WAYS Michael W. Smith has done it again, walking off with major kudos at the Dove Awards in Nashville. The Gospel Music Association voted Smith the Best Artist award at the 34th annual celebration of Christian music.
DENNIS DAILY, United Press International

Rock News Two: The week in pop music

LISA 'LEFT EYE' LOPES Funeral arrangements are pending for Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes of the Grammy-winning hip-hop trio TLC. Lopes, 30, was killed in a car accident while on vacation in Honduras.
PENNY NELSON BARTHOLOMEW, United Press International

Today In Music: A look back at pop music

(April 27) Today's birthdays include "America's Top 40" host Casey Kasem in 1932 (age 70); drummer Jerry Mercer of April Wine in 1939 (age 63); Kate Pierson of the B-52's in 1948 (age 54); ...
PENNY NELSON BARTHOLOMEW, United Press International
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Steven Curtis Chapman
Steven Curtis Chapman arrives at the 48th Annual Grammy Awards at the Staples Center in Los Angeles on February 8, 2006. (UPI Photo/Jim Ruymen)....

Steven Curtis Chapman (born November 21, 1962 in Paducah, Kentucky, U.S.) is a Contemporary Christian musician.

After starting his career in the late 80s as a songwriter, Chapman has turned into one of the most prolific singers in the genre, releasing more than 20 albums to this date. As of 2007, he has sold more than 10 million albums and has 9 gold and platinum albums. Chapman has also won five Grammy awards and 56 Gospel Music Association Dove Awards, more than any other artist in history. His seven "Artist of the Year" Dove Awards - his latest in 2009 - are also an industry record.

Chapman is also a vocal advocate for adoption, along with his wife Mary Beth. Together, they have adopted three children from China and have started a charity organization called Shaohannah's Hope, which offers grants to qualifying families to help defray the cost of adopting, at home and abroad. He is also one of the members of Compassionart, a charity founded by Martin Smith from Delirious?. He, along with his family, attends Christ Community Church in Franklin, Tennessee. The church is affiliated with the Presbyterian Church in America denomination.

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