This week 'Don't Lose Heart' hit the top of the charts, making Steven Curtis Chapman a history maker.
Chapman is the first-ever Christian artist with 50 singles that have reached the number-one spot on the music charts.
"I’m completely blown away by the support for this song and for my music, even after so many years," says Chapman. "To ever have a number one song at radio as an artist/songwriter is a dream come true, and to have fifty is simply unbelievable! This only happens because of an amazing team and a community of friends around me who have believed in the unbelievable. I’m grateful and humbled beyond words."
The first song of Chapman's to hit the top spot was 'His Eyes' back in 1988.
Not only is Chapman the first CCM artist to hit this milestone, but not many other artists have reached it. A few names to have hit 50 number-one singles are Madonna, Conway Twitty, and George Strait.
"We are so honored and excited to be a part of Steven’s 50th No. 1 song with ‘Don’t Lose Heart.’ This unprecedented and monumental achievement for Steven is a testament to the incredible artist and songwriter he is and can only be outshined by the countless lives that have been changed by his music," says Holly Zabka, President, Provident Entertainment/Sony Music.
The most-awarded Christian artist released a new version of 'Don't Lose Heart' alongside country artist Mitchell Tenpenny last week and fans have responded favourably.
Chapman will be kicking off a spring tour this Friday, March 3, across the U.S.A.