Steven Curtis Chapman is calling Christian musicians to be excellent in writing and producing songs because it is for the glory of God.
Steven Curtis Chapman
The award-winning musician shared in a recent interview the inspirations behind the songs that he writes. Steven is the kind of artist that can not write songs without God’s prompting. The songs that he wrote were born out of his life events. It’s his response to the journey that he is going through.
“I don’t wake up and say, ‘Hey, I need to go to work and write a song today.’ I find myself moved by something. Something I’m reading something, something that starts breaking my heart, something that’s encouraging my heart,” Steven said. “And my response to it is to sit down with a guitar or a piano and say: I want to respond to this in a way that hopefully will speak life into other people as well and encouragement in others.”
Steven has been nominated for the Grammy 18 times and was able to win five of those nominations. He has also won more than 50 Dove Awards and even had a Dove record. Amid his success as a contemporary Christian artist, his main goal is to illuminate his faith by creating great art.
“I grew up in a culture where a lot of times people would get up and sing out in the country, and they’d say, ‘We didn’t really practice, [so] pray for us as we sing. We don’t really know what we’re doing.’ And you’re kind of back there going, ‘Then, don’t do it.'”
Steven also called out his fellow Christian artists to be excellent in what they do because it is for the glory of God.
“Because if we’re going to do something for the glory of God, it ought to be excellent,” Chapman said. “It ought to be beautiful. It ought to be praiseworthy. And I think what I’ve seen, thankfully, happening in Christian music is that that has happened more and more over the years. I’ve watched more and more creative people honing their craft and expanding in all different areas and genres, and styles of music. But still with that heartbeat, to say, as a person of faith, as a person who the Gospel has not only impacted my life but has given me life. I want to make art that’s illuminated by that.”
The Grammy Award-winner recently released his latest album “Still” which includes the Billboard Chart-topping song “Don’t Lose Heart.”
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Reference: Christian Headlines