Dave, The Caregiver_s Caregiver Guest Gary Chapman
Gary Chapman has long been one of the most respected singer-songwriters in Nashville. For nearly four decades, Chapman has seamlessly blurred the musical lines of contemporary Christian, pop, country and southern gospel, racking up an impressive list of awards including seven Dove Awards, five GRAMMY nominations and writing credits for legendary artists such as Kenny Rogers, Alabama and Wynonna. Chapman is also widely remembered as the host of TNN’s popular “Prime Time Country” television series and the “Sam’s Place” concert series and radio show at the Ryman Auditorium.
Gary and wife Cassie adopted a baby daughter, Eva Rose in 2013 and remain very close to his son Matt and daughters Sarah and Millie, who’ve since spread their wings for school and successful careers respectively. “Family is everything to us”.
Once a week, Chapman sings live from his living room and tells the stories behind a different classic hymn. “These timeless songs were the only thing that gave my father peace in his final days. When he was struggling, I would just take out my guitar and play the songs that I had learned as a child for him at his bedside. Singing those hymns I grew up with helped me remember what music is really for.” After a long struggle with Parkinson’s and Cancer, Gary’s father went to be with the Lord in peace like a preacher should, Easter morning at sunrise. “A Hymn a Week” has grown into a global, loving community. https://www.facebook.com/ahymnaweek/
The mission of Dave, The Caregiver’s Caregiver membership website and radio show is to help caregivers overcome adversity, the grief process, and burnout — as well as just having a safe place to rest, relax & recharge their batteries in a loving community of caring caregivers. We understand what you are going through, because we have all been there ourselves and have figured out not only how to stay alive, but to thrive! Dave interviews actual caregivers, who have become experts in their field and can give you actionable and practical advice to bring back the joy of caring for a loved one. If needed, Dave also offers a package of mentoring calls that will give you access to his wisdom.