Recording information: Little Big Sound; Oak Hills Church, San Antonio, TX; SCC's Studio.
Photographers: Jeremy Cowart; Nathan Ellis.
On his 23rd album, and first since 2013's The Glorious Unfolding, acclaimed CCM veteran Steven Curtis Chapman delivers his first proper worship album with Worship and Believe. The uplifting pop-oriented production of his later output is heightened here on a set of songs that rely less on Chapman's personal journey and focus more on leading the flock. Featuring co-writes by Matt Redman, Chris Tomlin, and members of Rend Collective, there is also a duet with Canadian worship leader and singer Matt Maher. Although Worship and Believe is largely a studio album, a handful of live cuts close out collection, further emphasizing its congregational feel. ~ Timothy Monger