Beth Nielsen Chapman

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Beth Nielsen was born in Harlington, Texas, on 14 Septemeber 1958. She began writing songs at age 11. While singing in clubs in Mobile, Alabama, she met The Beach Boys' Bruce Johnston, who encouraged her to move to Nashville to pursue her career. She released her first album, "Hearing it First", in 1980, just after her marriage to Ernest Chapman. ... See full bio »

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Where the Heart Is Soundtrack
Message in a Bottle Soundtrack
Practical Magic Soundtrack
The Rookie Soundtrack


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Ernest Chapman  (his death)  (1 child)

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I never went to college. I forgot. I was going to college, and then I got a gig. Then I got a publishing deal. Then I got married. Then I had a kid. Then one day I looked up and went, 'Oops, I didn't go to college.' See more »


Mother, with Ernest Chapman, of son Ernest Chapman Jr. (born in 1981). See more »

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