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Sincerely Yours (1981)

Updated: Jan 30

Sincerely Yours is the debut studio album by Christian singer - songwriter Gary Chapman. It was released in 1981 on Benson Records' Lamb & Lion label. The album was produced by DeGarmo & Key (Eddie DeGarmo & Dana Key) and Joe Hardy.

Chapman primarily started out as a songwriter for Paragon Music writing songs for Amy Grant, Sandi Patty and Jamie Owens-Collins among others. After having written the hit song "Father's Eyes" by Grant in 1979 and in 1981 winning a Dove Award for Songwriter of the Year, Chapman signed with Benson's Lamb & Lion label as a recording artist and released Sincerely Yours, showcasing his vocals and songwriting skills and has written and co-written all ten songs. The title song "Sincerely Yours" became his earliest Christian radio hit making the Top 5 on the Christian AC chart in late 1981. Grant provides guest vocals on the track "Anywhere." Sincerely Yours is currently out of print and is not available on CD or digitally. A YouTube link to listen to the album is posted below this article.

Track listing

All songs were written by Gary Chapman, except where noted.

1. No Time At All (Gary Chapman, Keith Thomas) -4:18

2. I Wanna Be Loved by You (Gary Chapman, Keith Thomas) -3:40

3. Love Is a Name -3:46

4. Open Up My Eyes -3:50

5. Sincerely Yours -3:07

6. The Secret of Love (Gary Chapman, Keith Thomas) -4:05

7. Anywhere (guest vocals by Amy Grant) (Gary Chapman, Tim Marsh) -3:37

8. I'd Really Like to Tell You -3:45

9. Feelin' Right -3:11

10. One Hope -3:54

Radio singles

1981 "Sincerely Yours" -#4 Christian AC

Listen to the album Sincerely Yours here:

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