On Nov. 12, Chapman posted on social media about the passing of Mike Hamilton, Show Hope’s former executive director. “A great man, a great father, a great husband, a great friend, a great leader…a great loss!” said Chapman. “You will be missed so deeply by so many!”
Chapman was one of several artists, including Carrie Underwood, Matt Maher, and Chris Tomlin, who raised funds to support the students, staff, and families of The Covenant School after the devastating shooting that took place at the school in March. Chapman was personally acquainted with victim Katherine Koonce, who was head of school, and said she helped his family navigate the grief they experienced in the wake of his daughter’s death.
Heading into the holiday season, Chapman is staying busy with various projects. He collaborated with We the Kingdom on the song, “Brand New Life,” which is on the soundtrack of the new movie, “Journey to Bethlehem.” He recently recorded a sold-out concert with the Nashville Recording Orchestra (to air on TBN Nov. 24th) and is set to begin his Christmas tour in Brandon, Mississippi, on Nov. 30.
Chapman told Christian Headlines that his music’s impact on people’s lives brings him “great joy.”
“I genuinely can’t think of a time that I’ve ever enjoyed more,” he said, “singing the songs, the new music, the older songs…I still love it so much.”