Rhapsody Members Get an Exclusive First Listen to Steven Curtis Chapman’s New Album, “re:creation”

The iconic, multi-platinum selling and GRAMMY-Award winning artist’s 17th album release is now streaming on Rhapsody.

SEATTLE—August 2, 2011—Rhapsody, the most popular premium, on-demand digital music service, today announced that its members are the first to hear the latest release from Christian music icon Steven Curtis Chapman, re:creation.

“I’m excited for everyone, especially fans of my music, to hear what I’ve been working on. I’m really grateful to Rhapsody for the opportunity to unveil my new recording, re:creation here,” says Chapman.

The new album features six new songs from the five-time GRAMMY ® Award winner, including the Top 5 single “Do Everything” and all new re-imagined recordings of his eight biggest hits. The entire record has a progressive and fresh acoustic sound, which reflects the energy and life found in the songs. The title speaks to the actual recreation of these songs, which are all new recordings.

“Over the course of his nearly 25-year career, Steven Curtis Chapman has chronicled his own journey through song while creating a soundtrack for our lives,” said Wendy Lee Nentwig, Christian editor, Rhapsody. “We’ve watched him grow from a baby-faced Kentucky boy to the winner of more than 50 Gospel Music Association Dove Awards, including seven wins for Artist of the Year. His new album, re:creation, finds Steven Curtis emerging from a family tragedy to revisit some of his classic tunes, giving them a creative overhaul. Time and experience gives these songs new meaning, while Chapman delivers six brand-new tracks.”

Rhapsody members are often privy to music and editorial content that can’t be found anywhere else.  In addition to leaks from popular artists such as TV on the Radio, Jack Johnson, The Black Eyed Peas and Zac Brown, Rhapsody produces exclusive concerts, videos, playlists, reviews and listening guides. Not yet a member?  Rhapsody offers a free trial that includes mobile access, to prospective members.  Access to Rhapsody’s member benefits and massive collection of 12-million songs begins at www.rhapsody.com/plans.