|Steven Curtis Chapman sets Dove Award record|
|Written by Jeremy Burns|
|Monday, 21 October 2013 09:50 AM EDT|
Five-time GRAMMY winner and multi-Platinum singer-songwriter Steven Curtis Chapman took home the Christmas Album of the Year GMA Dove Award last week for his album JOY. This marks Chapmanâ€™s 58th career Dove Award, more than any other artist to date.
The award comes on the heels of Chapmanâ€™s first full-length studio album release in seven years, The Glorious Unfolding. The album debuted at No. 2 on the Billboard Christian Albums chart.
First single, â€śLove Take Me Over,â€ť garnered 42 radio adds in its first week, one of Christian musicâ€™s highest add dates of 2013. The single placed at No. 3 on the Christian AC Indicator chart, recently broke into the Top 10 on Christian AC Monitored and peaked at No. 8 on the National Christian Audience chart.
Chapman is supporting the single and album by partnering with KLOVE, The Joy FM and WAY-FM to give fans the chance to win a trip to his New York City Carnegie Hall show in February.
The Glorious Unfolding Tourâ€”featuring Laura Story and Jason Grayâ€”kicked off earlier this month to three sell-out shows in Texas.