On May 25, BNC Records will release Back To Love, the latest studio album by Beth Nielsen Chapman, a Nashville-based singer-songwriter best known for writing hits for others. Chapman penned or helped pen songs for Faith Hill (“This Kiss”, a #1 hit in 1999), Trisha Yearwood (“Down On My Knees”), Willie Nelson (“Ain’t Necessarily So”), Waylon Jennings (“Shine On Me”), Mindy McCready (“One in a Million”), and Bette Middler (“The Color of Roses”), to name just a few.
“I’ll Give My Heart” was co-written with Tom Petty and the Heartbreaker’s Benmont Tench, and “Hallelujah” and “I Can See Me Loving You” are collaborations with Americana artist Darrell Scott. Chapman wrote six of the eleven tracks on her own, in part to help her heal from recent personal tragedies. After having lost her husband to cancer, and overcoming her own battle with breast cancer, she was diagnosed in 2009 with a benign brain tumor that was adversely affecting her ability to use language. After she underwent a successful operation, she found her songwriting abilities had returned, stronger than ever.
“I woke up in the recover room after my surgery and even before the waves of anesthesia subsided, I thought of one of the lines I’d been trying to write for weeks!” says Chapman. “it’s no coincidence that many of these songs are about awakening the heart and letting love in, embracing every moment as it comes flying through the hourglass.”
Back To Love has already been released in the UK, where it has received rave reviews: lead single “Even As It All Goes By” was the only new track added to the “A List” of BBC Radio 2’s playlist at the beginning of the year.
Here’s the track list for Back To Love:
2. I Can See Me Loving You
3. Even As It All Goes By
4. How We Love
5. I Need You Love
6. More Than Love
8. I’ll Give My Heart
11. The Path Of Love