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    Amy Grant

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    Genre:Christian, Pop
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    Most Popular Songs (more)

    Come, Thou Fount of Every Blessing lyrics
    2Not Giving Up lyrics
    3It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year lyrics
    Vince Gill feat. Amy Grant
    4O' Come All Ye Faithful lyrics
    5My Jesus, I Love Thee lyrics
    6It's Not a Song lyrics
    7Sure Enough lyrics
    8I Surrender All lyrics
    9Better Not To Know (With Vince Gill) lyrics
    10Missing You lyrics

    Most Popular Albums (more)

    Songs from the Loft [1993]
    Legacy...Hymns and Faith [2002]
    Mr. Wrong [original soundtrack] [1996]
    4In Concert [1981]
    5My Father's Eyes [1979]
    6In Concert, Vol. 2 [1981]
    7Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas
    8Amy Grant [1977]
    9In Motion: The Remixes
    10Never Alone [1980]


    Amy Grant was not only one of Christian music's most influential performers, but also became a secular pop star in the late '80s and early '90s. This dichotomy drew ire from some in the fiercely protective gospel/CCM community, while it affected her image in the secular world as a Christian first, and attractive pop star second. But Grant herself never gave in to either side. Despite personal adversity and numerous controversies, she continued to be successful in both music worlds, while ultimately being true to herself.

    She was born in Augusta, Georgia but her parents moved to Nashville shortly after her birth. Amy is the youngest of four children. She released her self-titled debut album at age 16 after signing with Myrrh/Word Records in 1976. In 1982, she married singer/songwriter Gary Chapman, who was to become her co-writer by the late '80s. Grant became a bona fide gospel star in 1982 following the release of her acclaimed album Age to Age, which won her a Grammy for Best Female Gospel Performance and three Dove Awards, including Artist of the Year. In 1984, she released a Christmas album and Straight Ahead, the latter winning Grant another Dove award; the cut "Angels," which she co-wrote, won her another Grammy. In 1985, Age to Age was certified platinum, and her other two albums went gold. Her 1985 album, Unguarded, soon followed suit and again won her a Grammy. Grant caused an uproar among her loyal gospel audience with this album, which sported two successful pop crossover singles, "Find a Way" and "Wise Up." A year later, she made it to number one on the pop charts with "The Next Time I Fall," a duet with Peter Cetera.

    Throughout the '80s, Grant's success continued, as her albums went gold and platinum and won awards. She signed to A&M in 1990 and began focusing less on her squeaky-clean gospel singer persona, trying to project a more contemporary, sexy (albeit in a wholesome way) pop image. In 1991, she had three hit singles on the pop charts: the number one "Baby Baby," "Every Heartbeat," and "That's What Love Is For." Heart in Motion went platinum, and firmly established Grant as a bankable star in the secular world. While some in the Christian community again decried her newfound celebrity as a sellout of her values, Grant herself viewed it as an opportunity for faith ambassadorship.

    Released in 1994, House of Love followed up on the success of Heart in Motion with another round of wholesome pop, including the hit title duet with Vince Gill. But things took a more introspective turn with 1997's Behind the Eyes. The album's somber lyrics and spare arrangements were a noticeable departure from the lighthearted pop of her two previous records. But it was an important record, as it presaged her 1999 divorce from Gary Chapman, her husband of 16 years and father of her three children. When the divorce was announced publicly, and it was revealed that Grant intended to marry longtime collaborator Gill, many in the Christian community were again up in arms over Grant's actions. Controversy ensued. Christian radio stations refused to play her songs; some Christian retail outlets pulled her albums. Nevertheless, on March 10, 2000, Grant married Gill in Nashville, and the two united their families. Their daughter Corrina was born a year later.

    Recording-wise, the late '90s and early '00s found Grant performing Christmas music for a variety of venues. She released A Christmas to Remember, a collection of contemporary holiday music, in 1999, and hosted a prime time TV special based around the album's themes. The gospel album A Special Wish followed in 2001, leading up to the spring 2002 release of Legacy...Hymns and Faith. A landmark recording, Legacy was a tasteful look back at the music that both influenced and guided Grant throughout her 25 years as a performer. In August 2003, Grant returned with Simple Things, her first album of new material in six years. While it dealt plainly with Grant's personal struggles, the album's central themes were of faith, love, and forgiveness. That autumn, Grant made a round of promotional TV talk show appearances, and served as the spokesperson for a nationwide series of 5K walkathons to benefit education.

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