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Beth Nielsen Chapman is an American singer-songwriter, whose diverse body of work spans eleven albums, six #1 hits, and songs that have been recorded by artists such as, Bonnie Raitt, Bette Midler, Willie Nelson and Neil Diamond, as well as Elton John who performed Chapman’s “Sand & Water” (written in the wake of her husband’s death in 1994) as a tribute to Princess Diana during his 1997 US tour. Her compositions have been featured in film and TV including “This Kiss” ASCAP’S 1999 Song Of The Year, sung by Faith Hill, which garnered her a Grammy nomination and Nashville NAMMY’S 1999 Songwriter of the Year. Since then, Chapman has survived breast cancer in 2000 and a brain tumor in 2009. She draws from direct experience when she talks about about the fascinating dance between cognition and creative flow.
On Beth’s new release, 2014’s Uncovered, she rolls out a batch of songs that have been covered by other artists, but she has never recorded herself. Most were Top 10 hits. The true thread that runs through it all is here great passion for the well written song. It is also clear that she has a whole lot of fun performing these songs, and has no trouble bringing them home and making them her own once again.