Singer Songwriter Marshall Chapman A'67

October 28, 2013
07:30 PM - 08:30 PM
Cultural Events
Hanes Auditorium, Elberson Fine Arts Center

Marshall Chapman, a graduate of Salem Academy, released her newest album, Blaze of Glory, in May. She has released 12 critically acclaimed albums, and her songs have been recorded by everyone from Emmylou Harris to Jimmy Buffett. She has toured extensively and opened shows for a variety of artists, including John Prine, Jimmy Buffett, Jerry Lee Lewis and The Ramones. 

In 2010, she landed her first movie role, playing Gwyneth Paltrow’s road manager in Country Strong. In February, her musical, “Good Ol’ Girls” (adapted from the fiction of Lee Smith and Jill McCorkle, featuring songs by Matraca Berg and Marshall) opened off-Broadway. Chapman simultaneously released a book, They Came to Nashville, and a CD, Big Lonesome. 

Chapman’s books and albums have won numerous awards. They Came to Nashville was nominated for the 2011 SIBA Book Award for nonfiction. The Philadelphia Inquirer named Big Lonesome “Best Country/Roots Album of 2010,” while Paste Magazine called it “her masterpiece.” In addition to numerous awards for her albums and books, Marshall also has written for Nashville Arts Magazine, The Oxford American, Southern Living and Performing Songwriter.

Gail Adams