Beth Nielsen Chapman

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Documentaries
Tags: female vocalists singer-songwriter country female artists female vocalist Powered by AudioScrobbler
Decades: 1980s 1990s 2000s


14 September 1956, Harlingen, Texas, USA. Nielsen Chapman sang harmony on Tanya Tucker’s 1988 US number 1 country single ‘Strong Enough To Bend’, which she wrote with Don Schlitz. She also sang harmony and wrote Willie Nelson’s 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...

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