Chapman Makes Surprise Appearance At Tenpenny’s Sold-Out Ryman Show To Perform The Song Live;

8 FEBRUARY 2023 – NASHVILLE, TN – A new version of Steven Curtis Chapman’s current single, “Don’t Lose Heart,” is set to release February 17 (Provident Label Group/Sony Music) and features Mitchell Tenpenny. The two artists shared the song live this past Friday night when Chapman made a surprise appearance during Tenpenny’s sold-out Ryman show. Click HERE to pre-save the song.

Steven Curtis Chapman and Mitchell Tenpenny
photo credit – Evan Destefano

Chapman, the most-awarded artist in Christian music history, was inspired to write “Don’t Lose Heart” through his own journey in the shallowed valley of grief and loss that he and his family have traveled. The song’s upbeat honesty and truth have quickly connected with listeners, including No. 1 hitmaker and Riser House/Columbia Nashville/Sony Music Nashville artist Tenpenny, whose mother is currently battling breast cancer.

“This is one of those God-orchestrated stories,” Chapman says. “I met Mitchell while filming my I Am Second video. It led to a collaboration version of ‘Don’t Lose Heart’ that we hope will encourage anyone who needs to hear it!” Check out the brief video below that shares more about their collaboration on the song.

Upon its release in late 2022, “Don’t Lose Heart” was the most-added song at radio for three straight weeks and is currently top ten on multiple charts. The single is the first from Chapman’s latest album, Still, which as he relates, “Is a celebration and a musical journey through much of what has been stirring in my heart and soul over these last few years.”

Fans will get to hear “Don’t Lose Heart” along with more songs from Still and many of his past hits when Chapman hits the road this spring on his 24-city “Still Tour.” Kicking off March 2 in Springfield, Missouri, the most updated tour schedule is HERE.

The story behind the collaboration of “Don’t Lose Heart” with Steven Curtis Chapman and Mitchell Tenpenny


In a career that has spanned more than three decades, Steven Curtis Chapman is the most-awarded artist in Christian music history. With 59 Gospel Music Association Dove Awards, five GRAMMY® Awards, an American Music Award, and 49 No. 1 singles, he has sold more than eleven million albums with ten RIAA-Certified® Gold or Platinum albums to his credit.

In his career, he has collaborated with and had his songs recorded by other renowned artists in the Christian music world including BeBe Winans, CeCe Winans, Amy Grant, Casting Crowns, Mercy Me, Geoff Moore, and others. His songs of hope have also crossed genres, seeing collaborations with Billy Dean, Glenn Campbell, Gary LeVox of Rascal Flatts, Ricky Skaggs, Brad Paisley, and Lauren Alaina. In 2017, Chapman also became a best-selling author with his memoir Between Heaven and the Real World: My Story.

He is also the recent recipient of the BMI Icon Award. Given to him in June 2022, Chapman is the first Christian music songwriter to receive the honor, joining an elite list that includes Barry Manilow, Brian Wilson, Carole King, Dolly Parton, Kris Kristofferson, Merle Haggard, and Sting.

Along with touring the world, Steven Curtis Chapman has appeared on Good Morning America, CBS Sunday Morning and This Morning, CNN, MSNBC, 60 Minutes, E! Entertainment, The Today Show, Fox & Friends, and The Tonight Show among others, along with appearing in the pages of People Magazine, Billboard, Parents Magazine, and more. As a vocal supporter of adoption, Chapman along with his wife Mary Beth founded Show Hope in 2003, a nonprofit organization that helps restore the hope of a family to orphans.

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