WATCH: Steven Curtis Chapman’s Acoustic ‘Cinderella’ Is Magical [Exclusive Video]
Steven Curtis Chapman's emotional song "Cinderella" becomes all the more so in stripped-down form. Readers can press play above to watch Chapman's deeply heartfelt acoustic performance of the late-2000s Christian chart hit, premiering exclusively on The Boot.
It's hard to watch this performance of "Cinderella" -- featuring only Chapman, seated on a stool in an empty, sun-lit hallway, and his acoustic guitar -- without getting a little choked up, especially if you know the song's backstory. "Cinderella" holds a particularly gut-wrenching meaning for Chapman, who was inspired by an interaction with his daughters to write the song.
While "Cinderella" has become a fan favorite, it's been difficult for Chapman to perform since 2008, when his adopted daughter Maria died in a tragic accident. However, he's included the track on his brand-new album, Deeper Roots: Where The Bluegrass Grows.
Released in March, Deeper Roots is a tribute to Chapman's upbringing in Kentucky, where he was raised on guitars and banjos. The album includes collaborations with iconic bluegrass musician Ricky Skaggs and Rascal Flatts' Gary LeVox. Alongside "Cinderella" and "Where the Bluegrass Grows," fans will find classic hymns such as "I'll Fly Away" and "How Great Thou Art," among other new and beloved tunes.
Deeper Roots: Where the Bluegrass Grows debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Bluegrass Albums chart following its release. Chapman is currently out on tour in support of the project, with upcoming shows scheduled in Tennessee, Washington, Oklahoma, Missouri, New York and more in the coming weeks. Fans can get full details on Chapman's website.
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