Steven Curtis Chapman has garnered his 47th career No. 1 radio single with “Christmas Time Again,” an original song from his fourth and latest Christmas project, JOY (Oct. 16). The track is an upbeat and fun, original piece, on an album that showcases several new songs by Steven as well as new recordings of traditional favorites. The song received further attention this week, airing on SiriusXM Radio’s The Message “Eye to Eye” Christmas special. In addition, Steven’s performance of the song will be featured on the Christian Broadcasting Network’s “The 700 Club,” Christmas day.
“Christmas Time Again” now tops the Billboard AC Monitored chart, a high honor given the yearly influx of new Christmas singles at Christian radio. Further, it is the first Christmas song to hit No. 1 on the Billboard Christian AC Monitored chart in two years, no doubt due to its vintage charm and resonant message.
“I'm really, really grateful to radio for their continued support of me. It's truly humbling. And it’s so much fun to see this song go No. 1,” says Chapman. “Caleb Chapman had a key idea for the song in a silly and fun video he did for his now wife Julia. One clever little line grew into the musical party that "Christmas Time Again" became. It's fun to have fun with music again! God has been merciful and gracious to us, and the Chapmans are wishing you a Merry Christmas.”
“‘Christmas Time Again’ puts the fun back in Christmas. A natural fit for the season,” states Keith Stevens (Program Director KTIS/Minneapolis).
“Christmas Time Again” aired this afternoon on SiriusXM Radio’s The Message “Eye to Eye” Christmas special and will re-air through Christmas. Hosted by friend and labelmate Michael W. Smith, the hour-long program features an interview with Chapman as well as an in-studio performance of “Christmas Time Again,” among other songs from JOY. Click Here for a sneak preview of the event recorded last month in front of a live audience.
Also, fans can tune in to CBN on Dec. 20 to watch Chapman play “Christmas Time Again” on “The 700 Club.” His performance will re-air the following week on the program’s Christmas day show. Check www.cbn.com for local air times and listings.
Steven Curtis Chapman's single from his brand new Christmas album JOY has reached the top of the AC Monitored Billboard chart of Christian radio stations. "Christmas Time Again" co-written with his son Caleb Chapman is an upbeat and snappy number with a vintage sound that highlights the fun side of Christmas. "Christmas Time Again" is Steven's 47th #1 single.
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