A native of Farmerville, La., Donovan Chapman is an American country music artist. He has recorded two studio albums: one on Curb Records and one on Category 5 Records. He has also charted four singles on the Billboard Hot Country Songs charts, with his highest being the No. 42-peaking “House Like That” in late 2006-early 2007. His mother, a native of Hawaii, exposed Chapman to Hawaiian music at an early age, and he soon learned to play the ukulele.
At 17, Chapman enlisted in the United States Air Force. He spent 10 years in the Air Force, including five years in the Air Force Pararescue. During his leave time, he met Mike Curb, head of the Curb Records label, and was soon a signed artist.
Chapman released his first single, “There Is No War,” in 2003. He dedicated the single to families of American soldiers who had died overseas. Chapman recorded two albums for Curb Records shortly before returning to duty in Afghanistan. In the same time period, Chapman released a self-titled EP, followed by his first full album, I Am America.
After returning to the United States, he signed to Category 5 Records. He released his first single for Category 5,“House Like That” with producer Billy Joe Walker, Jr., in late 2006. Chapman released a second single, “All I Need,” in 2007, shortly before terminating his relationship with Category 5 Records.
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