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Still Blessing His Name

Two months after the tragic loss of his daughter, Steven Curtis Chapman resumes touring--and says he's found a new reason to sing.

On May 21, the Steven Curtis Chapman family suffered a horrible loss when their youngest daughter, Maria Sue, ran into the path of the family SUV and died at a Nashville hospital a few hours later. Her 17-year-old brother was behind the wheel.

Chapman, a 5-time Grammy award winner and advocate for adoption, resumed his touring schedule in mid-July. In a recent article for our sister site, Today'sChristian.com, Elizabeth Diffin reports on how Maria's death has impacted Chapman's music:

It's not often you leave a concert reflecting on the words of a song by a different artist. But as I exited the July 24 Steven Curtis Chapman event, the words of a Matt Redman worship song echoed through my head. Chapman opened the concert with "Blessed Be Your Name" just two months after the death of his 5-year-old daughter, Maria Sue, in a tragic accident at the family's home."Blessed Be Your Name" was also the first song Chapman sang May 21, the day of Maria's death, when he wasn't sure he'd ever be ...
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