Steven Curtis Chapman quote

"Country music is just country. It's going to shift around a little bit, doing some different instrumentations, different production styles. But it will always come back to what you heard at the Opry. Nobody wants it to change."

Steven Curtis Chapman

Born: November 21, 1962

Occupation: Singer-songwriter

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