You have no doubt heard some of her music on television shows such as ER, Dawson’s Creek, Providence, and Felicity. Her music has been on the big screen too in movie soundtracks including The Prince of Egypt, Message in a Bottle, The Rookie, Where the Heart Is and Practical Magic. Perhaps one
of her best-known songs is the mega-hit “This Kiss,” sung by Faith Hill. This wildly successful song was ASCAP’S 1999 “Song of the Year” and garnered a Grammy nomination and Nashville NAMMY’S 1999 Songwriter of the Year. Beth has been highly awarded during her career and received a special award by The Alabama Music Hall of Fame and was the recipient of The Distinguished Artist Award from the Alabama State Council on the Arts in 2009 and in October of 2016 Beth was inducted into the Songwriter’s Hall of Fame, one she considers to be the highest honor she’s ever received.
In 2019 Beth was honored to be invited to become an Ambassador for the Buddy Holly Educational Foundation. In 2022, Beth released her 15th solo album, “CrazyTown” on Cooking Vinyl through working with legendary producer Ray Kennedy (Lucinda Williams, Steve Earle).
Our friend Dr. Roger Landes, of the Texas Tech University School of Music, caught up with Ms. Chapman about her participation in the upcoming 3rd Annual Buddy Holly Songwriters Retreat organized by Lubbock Entertainment and Performing Arts Association and the Buddy Holly Educational Foundation. We hope you enjoy their conversation about this very special event as much as we did. Tickets may be purchased at the Buddy Holly Hall of Performing Arts and Sciences.