Amy Grant is a popular singer and songwriter who rose to fame as a Christian music artist and later made a successful crossover to the pop genre. Also referred to as The Queen of Christian Pop, Grant has also hosted the reality television show, Three Wishes and has authored books the most popular of which is her memoir, Mosaic: Pieces of My Life So far.
The multi-talented music artist has a number of shows scheduled for the holiday season. To attend any one of the highly anticipated events, purchase your Amy Grant tickets now. Her husband and country music artist Vince Gill will also be joining her for some of these events.
Amy Lee Grant was born in Augusta, Georgia, on November 25, 1960. She was raised in Nashville in a close knit and religious family. Her visits to the church aroused her interest in hymns and Christian stories which went on to influence her music greatly.
During her teens, Grant learnt to play the guitar and also began working part-time at a recording studio. She made a demo tape which caught the attention of a producer at Word Records. This led to the young music artist’s first recording contract.
Amy Grant released her debut self-titled music album in 1977. By fusing elements of hymns, gospel and Jesus music, Grant created a sound that was fresh and unique. It was welcomed by the fans of Christian music, announcing her arrival in the industry in a spectacular fashion.
Grant continued to record and perform during her high school and college days. After about two years at the Furman University, she transferred to Vanderbilt University but eventually quit studies to focus on music full-time.
Amy grant met her future husband and songwriter Gary Chapman while making her second music record, My Father’s Eyes. He joined Grant on the promotional tour of her third music album release, Never Alone in 1980. Two years later the couple got married.
1982 was a significant year in the life of Amy Grant, both personally and professionally. Apart from her marriage, she released her fourth studio album titled, Age to Age. The record was a massive success. It was highly praised by the critics and earned the singer her first Grammy.
Besides, the Gospel Music Association honored her with numerous Dove Awards, including one in the category of Performer of the Year.
With Age to Age, Amy Grant held the record of being the first solo artist to have a Gold certified Christian album. It was also the first Christian record to receive Platinum certification. It topped the Billboard Christian Albums chart for over eighty weeks and was named Gospel Album of the 1980s by the renowned Billboard magazine.
In Amy Grant’s 1985 music album, Unguarded, a change in sound was noticed. It was more like a mainstream pop record with the song Find a Way making it to the pop charts as her first crossover success. The song also had a music video which was played on MTV. However, as Amy grant was trying to expand her fan base by diversifying her sound, she was criticized by some in the Christian music community for the religious references that the lyrics on the album had.
Her following album, Lead Me On released in 1988 comprised a number of melodies based on Christianity and love. It went on to become one of the greatest Christian albums of all times.
It was with her 1991 album, Heart in Motion that Amy Grant made a proper crossover into the pop genre. Although it surprised many in the industry, the singer was successful in her endeavor and managed to make a mark in the mainstream music world. The record features one of Grant’s biggest hit songs Baby Baby which reached the number one spot on the Billboard Pop chart. The song is inspired by the birth of the singer’s first daughter.
Grant’s fifteenth studio record Behind the Eyes hit the shelves in 1997 but failed to make much of an impact. She began receiving criticism for abandoning her gospel roots to achieve pop stardom.
With her first album release in the new millennium, Amy Grant returned to her gospel music origins. Titled, Legacy…Hymns and Faith, the record comprises some original tracks and a number of well-known hymns. Released in 2002, it was the singer’s first overtly religious album since Lead Me On in 1988.
In the year 2005, Grant released Rock of Ages…Hymns and Faith, a sequel to Legacy…Hymns and Faith. It turned out to be her eleventh chart-topping Christian album. The same year she was seen as a host on the NBC reality TV show titled, Three Wishes.
The multi-platinum recording artist’s most recent album is Tennessee Christmas. Released in 2016, it consists of thirteen new recordings. For this collection, Grant collaborated with producers including Ed Cash, Marshall Altman and Mac McAnally.
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Amy Grant is one of the bestselling contemporary Christian music singers of all-time. She has six Grammys to her name. Besides, she has won a total of 22 Gospel Music Association Dove Awards and has the honor of having the first platinum certified Christian album to her name.
In recognition of her contributions to the entertainment industry, she received a star on the esteemed Hollywood Walk of Fame in the year 2005.
In 2007, Amy Grant was inducted into the Christian Music Hall of Fame and in 2012 Grand Canyon University presented her with an Honorary Doctorate Degree of Music and Performance.
When performing live on stage, Grant is often known to take her shoes off for comfort purposes. This has over the years become her trademark concert style.
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