" After much persistence from Emily Elizabeth and doing some research Steven and Mary Beth changed their minds and they adopted three young girls from China. " The song which was co-written by James Isaac Elliott earned the Contemporary Recorded Song of the Year award from the Gospel Music Association in 1989. On April 20 2008 Chapman was awarded a star on Nashville's Walk of Fame for his contributions in Christian music.
Chapman has also won five Grammy awards and 56 Gospel Music Association Dove Awards more than any other artist in history. His seven "Artist of the Year" Dove Awards his latest in 2009 are also an industry record. He is also a contributor to Compassionart a charity founded by Martin Smith of British rock band Delirious?.