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Singer-songwriter Steven Curtis Chapman announced his latest record, The Glorious Unfolding, will be released on Sept. 30.
The record is his first full-length studio album in seven years, and the first single, "Love Take Me Over," recently released to radio and garnered 42 adds its first week out on rotation, making it one of Christian music's highest radio add dates of 2013. Other notable songs from the record include the melodically adventuresome "Glorious Unfolding," high-energy declaration "Something Beautiful," full-orchestrated love song "Together" and many others.
The Glorious Unfolding, "centers on the truth that God is at work telling a story through the wonderful and amazing as well as the painful and difficult chapters of our lives," a press release about the album said.
"As I've journeyed through this story, I'm more convinced than ever that God does know the plans that He has for us and He will finish what He started. God is telling an amazing, glorious, epic story. We have to decide if we will trust Him with it," Chapman said in the release.
"I'm so excited and honored to have Laura and Jason join me on the road," Chapman continued. "I can't wait to share these songs live and we're already praying God will use each and every night powerfully. I hope all our friends can make it out."
Chapman will be touring in over 35 cities in support of the album along with worship leader Laura Story and singer-songwriter Jason Gray.
The national tour run's title presenting partner is Show Hope, a nonprofit organization that restores the hope of families to orphans in distress around the world. In the U.S. Chapman and the tour are also partnering with America World Adoption. Fans can anticipate music from the Steven's new album, including the debut single, "Love Take Me Over," a mixture of his no. 1 singles and other fan favorites in an encouraging night filled with stories, worship and excitement.
"I'm so excited and honored to have Laura Story and Jason Gray join me on the road," Chapman adds. "I can't wait to share these songs live and we're already praying God will use each and every night powerfully. I hope all our friends can make it out."