About Dustin Chapman
A Life Steeped in Sound and Obstacles
There are many people in this world who find music therapeutic, Dustin Chapman is certainly one of those individuals. Possessing a passion for music from a young age, Chapman fell in love with the sounds of Brooks & Dunn, Brad Paisley, and more, but didn't realize just how vital music was to his individuality until life threw him the ultimate curveball. During the young singer's senior year of high school, Chapman began experiencing issues due to a rare disease, Achalasia. This disease, which has left Chapman unable to swallow solid foods, helped Chapman discover the power music possesses—the power it has to restore brokenness, encourage hopefulness, and breathe life into the lifeless. During Chapman's trials with sickness, he’d sing. When he felt anxious about an upcoming test or procedure, he’d sing. He discovered that music had the ability to give him words when he felt as if there was nothing to say, and this is when he decided to pursue a career in music. After making this decision, he allowed himself to enter a place of vulnerability that would allow audience members to do the same. Chapman broke down emotional barriers and began showcasing music’s abilities to help him overcome, music’s abilities to help so many others overcome, and what he truly hopes people see is that there is a beauty and power that music possesses that can help them overcome as well. With that in mind, Chapman write songs that balance various subjects, songs that express heartbreak and frustration, highlight joy and happiness, and tackle serious topics with feel-good melodies which ultimately showcase that there’s reason to search for ways to achieve prosperity through hardships. Though young, Chapman has experienced numerous hardships which he is holding close and carrying with him far and wide to show the world that individuals set their own obstacles and that everyone has the power to achieve anything they set our mind to.
My story, my journey, God's plan
Through his gruesome journey with Achalasia—an esophageal motility disorder that only affects one in 200,000 people each year—Dustin has inspired thousands, showing that though he is faced with severe physical setbacks, he shines with positivity, stays strong in his faith, and uses his talents and testimony to raise awareness for this disease while also encouraging others who are facing their own battles.
It's a family thing!
In recent years, Dustin Chapman has seen his career flourish as his determination and never-give-up attitude has brought amazing opportunities and recognitions. In recent years, Chapman has released his debut EP which peaked at #52 on the iTunes Top Country Albums Chart, won the prestigious "Entertainer of the Year" award at the 2021 Carolina Country Music Awards, was named Music Mafia Radio's 2020 Male Artist of the Year, Who Hoo's Independent Country Countdown's 2020 Entertainer of the Year, and 2019 single "Plus One" won a World Songwriting Award, the International Singers-Songwriters Association Awards for Best Male Single of 2020, and the X-Pose-Ing Music Award for Best Modern Country Song of 2020. Along with that, his single "Slow Dance" reached new heights for his career, as it was added to radio stations all over the world, and the music video was added to several national networks, including a feature on CMT's website. This song was also awarded a World Songwriting Awards for "Best Country Song of Summer 2020," along with his song "Baby" ft. Angel Paez which was recognized as the best musical collaboration of 2020. More recently, Chapman was chosen to be a contestant on season four of American Idol and released his highly-anticipated single "Words & Alibis" which was shared on several national country music radio stations and music video networks.
Dustin also has many new projects in the works, including originals duets he will be recording with his niece, Ryleigh Madison. Ryleigh, who is 16 years old, performs live with Dustin at each of his shows. The powerhouse vocalist channels inspiration from artists like Patsy Cline, and draws each audience member in with her emotive vocals. Ryleigh released her debut single "Stranger" in November 2020, and has been recognized as one of the most promising young vocalists in country music. Moreover, Ryleigh is currently a featured contestant on the historic 20th season of American.
The Uncle/Niece duo will be releasing multiple projects throughout 2022, with their single "Family Thing" recently released in March. Be on the lookout for all the exciting projects from this duo planned throughout the year.