Beth Nielsen Chapman
Beth Nielsen Chapman has taught worldwide in many venues, including the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama and Berklee College of Music. A Nashville-based singer-songwriter, she has written hits for a variety of artists, including Bette Midler, Elton John, Emmylou Harris, the Indigo Girls, and Willie Nelson. The megahit single “This Kiss,” sung by Faith Hill, ASCAP’S 1999 Song of the Year, garnered Chapman a Grammy Award nomination.
Chapman’s music has been heard on ER, Dawson's Creek, Providence, and Felicity, and in movie soundtracks, including The Prince of Egypt, Message In A Bottle, The Rookie, Where The Heart Is, and Practical Magic. Her groundbreaking 1997 CD, Sand & Water, written in the wake of her husband’s death in 1994, and Deeper Still, released in 2001 following her journey through breast cancer, have rendered deeply healing songs. In 2010, her Back To Love CD spawned two hits on BBC Radio 2 and she went on two tours in England, culminating in a show featuring her music at the Mermaid Theater in London with BBC’s oldest running live radio show, Friday Night Is Music Night.