BETH NEILSEN CHAPMAN HEARTS OF GLASS

Chapman’s first release since her 2016 induction into Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame, Hearts of Glass is a collection of songs about vulnerability and strength, which includes several new compositions and a few striking versions of rediscovered songs. Riveting and sparse, these songs, like the heart, traverse the delicate line between vulnerability and strength. Hearts of Glass is certainly full of heart box hits. Her songs move us with their soulful heart, their unadorned transparency, their shimmering reflections, and their lessons that even in the harshest of places life holds on.

One of Chapman’s best-known hits is ‘Down on My Knees,’ released as a single by Trisha Yearwood in 1993. Also included on the record, a pair of early songs recorded by Waylon Jennings (Old Church Hymns & Nursery Rhymes) and Willie Nelson (If My World Didn’t Have You). Rodney Crowell provides background vocals on ‘If I Didn’t Have You,’ and Ruby Amanfu sings on five of the album’s 11 tracks. Produced by Sam Ashworth, Hearts of Glass is Chapman’s 13th studio album.