Beth Nielsen Chapman
Beth Nielsen Chapman (born on 11 September 1958 in Harlington, Texas, USA) is an American singer-songwriter.
Beth has had several popular songs on the Adult Contemporary charts in the 1990's, such as "I Keep Coming Back To You", "Walk My Way", "The Moment You Were Mine" and "All I Have". In 1993, she sang a popular duet with Paul Carrack, "In The Time It Takes".
Co-songwriter of Faith Hill's hit song, "This Kiss", many other singers have intrepreted her songs: Trisha Yearwood ("Down On My Knees"; "You Say You Will"; "Trying To Love You"), Martina McBride ("Happy Girl"), Willie Nelson ("Nothing I Can Do About it Now"; "Ain't Necessarily So"; "If My World Didn't Have You"), Tanya Tucker ("Strong Enough to Bend"), Lorrie Morgan ("Five Minutes"), Mary Chapin Carpenter ("Almost Home"), Jim Brickman & Rebecca Lynn Howard ("Simple Things"), Alabama (band) ("Here We Are"), Claudia Church ("What's The Matter With You Baby?"), Highway 101 (band), ("All The Reasons Why"), Terri Clark ("Sometimes Goodbye"), Mindy McCready ("One In A Million"), Bette Midler ("The Color of Roses") and others.
Several artists have performed with Beth on her albums: Bonnie Raitt on "Heads Up For The Wrecking Ball" & "Shake My Soul"; Vince Gill on "Deeper Still"; John Prine on "Every December Sky"; Michael McDonald on "Right Back Into The Feeling" & "Will And Liz"; Emmylou Harris & Kimmie Rhodes on "There's A Light"; and her son Ernest Chapman III on "Your Love Stays".
Some of Beth's songwriting collaborators have been Annie Roboff, Bill Lloyd and Eric Kaz.
Beth's husband Ernest Chapman died of cancer in 1994. In 2000, Beth experienced her own battle with breast cancer. The song "Sand And Water" was written after Ernest's death; Elton John performed this song during his 1997 World Tour.
- Hearing It First (1980)
- Beth Nielsen Chapman (1990)
- You Hold the Key (1993)
- Sand and Water (1997)
- Greatest Hits (1999)
- Deeper Still (2002)
- Hymns (2004)
- Look (2005)
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