Dustin Chapman is a country music singer-songwriter from Whiteville, North Carolina. Described as an up-and-coming singer with a “soft, smooth, and passionate voice” by Miranda Raye of Country Music Nation, Chapman has a unique sound that has surely resulted from a combination of hard work and a natural-born talent. Currently a junior at Catawba College, Chapman is triple majoring in Popular Music, Music Business, and Worship Arts. Performing since the age of 14, Chapman has showcased his talents in various locations around the United States, including: Nashville, Tennessee, Baltimore, Maryland, Orlando, Florida, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, and a myriad of venues across North Carolina. Chapman entered the country music scene in a big way during the summer of 2017 when he performed with American Idol winner Scotty McCreery. Since then, Chapman has performed on a variety of television and radio shows in the southern part of North Carolina. Coti Howell, publisher for Taste of Country, states “the maturity in Chapman’s voice is well beyond his 20 years.” Chapman recently released his debut EP and it charted #52 on the iTunes Top Country Albums Charts surpassing past albums by Taylor Swift, Jason Aldean, Luke Bryan, and Keith Urban just to name a few. Chapman has a rare disease called Achalasia, which only affects one-in-100,000 people. This disease has the ability to leave Chapman voiceless, but instead of focusing on the “what-ifs,” Chapman is using his music to create awareness for a community of individuals with a rare disease that has the ability to silence all who possess it. With Chapman’s social media following, songwriting abilities, and deep voice that shows influences from country legends such as Keith Whitley and Randy Travis, the future seems bright for the small-town Carolina boy with big dreams.