Amy Grant – Songs, bio and news


Affectionately referred to as “The Queen of Christian Pop,” it’s impossible to mention Christian music—and its impact on culture—without making reference to Amy Grant.

As the best-selling contemporary Christian singer of all time with more than 30 million units sold, Amy has been given a star on the famed Hollywood Walk of Fame as well as being the first Christian artist ever to achieve a Platinum album (Heart in Motion, 1991). Amy also had a mainstream pop hit that was a #1 single, “Baby Baby,” which was written as a dedication to her daughter Millie.

Amy started her career at the tender age of 16, as she scored a record deal with a song she made for her parents that was played for a music industry executive over the phone. While writing the majority of the songs for her self-titled debut, Amy was still a college student—first at Furman University, and later, Vanderbilt. She eventually left college to focus more on music after making a few more albums, including 1979’s My Father’s Eyes, which featured the famous title track written by her future husband, fellow artist Gary Chapman.

Amy won her first Grammy for breakthrough album Age to Age in 1982, where she was accompanied with Michael W. Smith on keyboards during her tour following the album release. Her music eventually took a more progressive direction with 1985’s Unguarded, which featured mainstream pop singles “Find a Way” and “Love of Another Kind” alongside more faith-oriented songs “Wise Up” and “Prodigal.”

Amy’s decision to appeal to a broader audience certainly came with its critics. Not only was the leopard print coat she was sporting on the album’s cover deemed “too sexy” by some fans, but her message was occasionally considered “watered down.”

Amy wasn’t deterred by the criticism from Unguarded, however, and for the past 25 years has continued to make music that appeals to a broad range of listeners, as well as display her authenticity in singing about God, faith and everyday life. This is most evident in her latest single, “Better Than a Hallelujah.” The song showcases the „honest cries of breaking hearts,” ranging from soldiers, drunkards, and mothers.

The singer reunited with Michael W. Smith in 2011 for their 2 Friends tour across the United States. „There’s a nostalgia element that comes with having worked with someone solidly for so long and I’m ecstatic about hitting the road with Michael again…It will be like old times.”

Amy will also performing in a variety of shows across the U.S. in 2012- including the Women of Faith Conference and Christmas at The Ryman with Amy and Vince.

 

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A Christmas to Remember
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House Of Love
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Simple Things
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Amy Grant Christmas Collection
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Age To Age
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Lead Me On
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Songs From The Loft
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Somewhere Down The Road
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Behind The Eyes
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My Utmost For His Highest
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The Jesus Record
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My Best Christmas
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Heart In Motion
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Never Alone
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Unguarded
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A Christmas Album
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Home for Christmas
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