Beth Nielsen Chapman
|Genres:||Country & Bluegrass Documentaries|
|Tags:||female vocalists singer-songwriter country female artists female vocalist|
|Decades:||1980s 1990s 2000s|
14 September 1956, Harlingen, Texas, USA. Nielsen Chapman sang harmony on Tanya Tuckers 1988 US number 1 country single Strong Enough To Bend, which she wrote with Don Schlitz. She also sang harmony and wrote Willie Nelsons 1989 US country number 1, Nothing I Can Do It About It Now. Her debut album for Reprise Records (following an earlier set for Capitol Records) failed to secure her career as a singer, however, although it included her version of Down On My Knees (covered by Trisha Yearwood). The 1993 follow-up was an equally strong set, moving further away from country into adult-orientated pop music. Following the sudden death of her husband from cancer, Nielsen Chapman wrote and recorded Sand And Water, a touchingly restrained meditation on grief and loss. Similarly emotional was Feathers, Bones And Shells from the belated follow-up, Deeper Still. Nielsen Chapman has written some beautifully evocative...