Nashville, TN (May 13, 2019)
Five-time GRAMMY®-winner Steven Curtis Chapman earns his 49th career No. 1 as his single “Dive,” featuring Ricky Skaggs, from his new album Deeper Roots: Where The Bluegrass Grows tops the Bluegrass Today Weekly Airplay chart. “Dive” was originally released on Chapman’s GRAMMY®-winning album Speechless. The new rendition features a driving bluegrass beat and that distinctive Steven Curtis Chapman sound.
Deeper Roots recently returned to No. 1 on the Billboard Bluegrass Albums chart following its chart-topping release week debut. Chapman reached a new career milestone with Deeper Roots as the 13-track collection landed at No. 1 on the iTunes Country Albums chart.
“Twenty years ago I wrote and recorded a song called ‘Dive’ and had the amazing good fortune of having it go to No. 1 on the Christian Radio chart. I re-recorded it recently in the style of the Bluegrass music I first heard as a boy in Kentucky with fellow Kentuckian and Bluegrass legend Ricky Skaggs. It just went to No. 1 on Bluegrass Radio chart! I’m blown away and so grateful to everyone who has helped give this song a 2nd life! I’m still ‘Divin’ In!’” said Chapman.
Gary LeVox of Rascal Flatts also joined Chapman on the project that follows his 2013 Billboard No. 1 Bluegrass Album Deep Roots, released exclusively with Cracker Barrel. Billboard exclusively premiered a first listen to “‘Til The Blue” featuring LeVox. The heartfelt song was written by Chapman, Lori McKenna and Barry Dean.
The homage to Chapman’s rural Kentucky roots, which showcases the platinum-selling singer-songwriter’s “effortless ease with which he segues into the bluegrass genre, picking and grinning with the best of them” (Andrew Greenhalgh/CCM Magazine), includes 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 “‘Til The Blue” and “Where The Bluegrass Grows.”