Five-time GRAMMY-winner, Steven Curtis Chapman, honors his rural Kentucky heritage with his new album, Deeper Roots: Where The Bluegrass Grows, available on all music platforms today. Chapman recently performed the title track, "Where The Bluegrass Grows," on "Fox & Friends" while promoting the new project, which features collaborations with Gary LeVox of Rascal Flatts and Country Music Hall of Fame and Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame Member Ricky Skaggs.
Chapman also recently visited with The Message on SiriusXM Channel 63 for an hour-long interview and acoustic performance of songs from Deeper Roots. The special airs Friday, March 22 at 12 p.m. ET and PT (3 p.m. ET west coast encore) and rebroadcasts Friday, March 22 at 10 p.m. ET as well as Saturday, March 23 at 9 a.m. ET.
"Relishing an opportunity to return to his roots, taking family and friends along for the ride (Deborah Evans Price/Billboard)," Chapman partnered with Billboard for an exclusive first listen to "'Til The Blue" featuring Gary LeVox. The heartfelt song was written by Chapman, Lori McKenna and Barry Dean. Chapman first performed "'Til The Blue" on the Grand Ole Opry stage and will return to the Opry for a performance and in-store signing of Deeper Roots on March 26.
Leading up to the album's street date, Chapman released a bluegrass version of his hit single "Dive" from the GRAMMY-winning album Speechless. Ricky Skaggs collaborated with Chapman on the new rendition that features a "driving bluegrass beat" and "that distinctive Steven Curtis Chapman sound" (Bluegrass Today/John Lawless).
Deeper Roots serves as the sequel to Chapman's 2013 Billboard No. 1 Bluegrass Album Deep Roots, released exclusively with Cracker Barrel. The 13-track collection features a mixture of familiar hymns like "Life Is Like A Mountain Railroad" and "I'll Fly Away," fan-favorite hits including "Cinderella" and brand-new songs such as "Where The Bluegrass Grows" and "'Til The Blue." Deeper Roots was produced by Chapman and Brent Milligan, engineered by Milligan and Brent King, mixed by Milligan, King and Sean Moffitt and mastered by Brad Blackwood at Euphonic Masters.
DEEPER ROOTS: WHERE THE BLUEGRASS GROWS TRACK LISTING
1. Where the Bluegrass Grows
2. Dive featuring Ricky Skaggs
3. ‘Til The Blue featuring Gary LeVox
5. Victory in Jesus featuring Herb Chapman Sr. and Herb Chapman Jr.
6. Great is Thy Faithfulness featuring Herb Chapman Sr. and Herb Chapman Jr.
7. My Redeemer is Faithful and True
8. How Great Thou Art featuring Jillian Edwards Chapman
9. Life is Like a Mountain Railroad featuring Herb Chapman Sr. and Herb Chapman Jr.
10. I’ll Fly Away
11. Without Him featuring Herb Chapman Sr. and Herb Chapman Jr.
12. Be Still and Know featuring Caleb Chapman
13. I’d Rather Have Jesus featuring Herb Chapman Sr.