Amy Grant

Pop

Contemporary Christian,Adult Contemporary,Singer/Songwriter

www.amygrant.com

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Conventional wisdom has it that Amy Grant put Contemporary Christian music on the map. She surely did that, achieving such breakthroughs as being the first Contemporary Christian artist to have a platinum record, the first to hit #1 pop and the first to perform at the Grammys. Yet perhaps her greatest accomplishment was to open the door for a flood of other artists in pop as well as rock to sing about faith and soul and family and still grasp stardom. With that, her legacy as one of the most influential artists of the past couple of decades is assured.

Nearly 30 years ago Amy Grant began embracing fans with a heartfelt singer-songwriter style mixing elements of pop, folk and country. Contemporary Christian music's first major crossover success, she has to date earned three multiplatinum albums, six other platinum albums and four more gold albums; scored 10 Top 40 pop singles and 17 Top 40 Adult Contemporary tracks as well as a string of Contemporary Christian chart-toppers, and won six Grammy Awards plus numerous Dove Awards.

Amy Grant had been singing in church and school for years and a friend, producer Brown Bannister, allowed her to use the studio to duplicate a tape of her original songs that she wanted to give to her family. But a Word Records producer heard the tape and played it over the phone for company executives. The 15-year-old was signed almost immediately. Her self-titled 1977 debut album introduced a fresh-faced young woman with a fresh voice. A series of albums followed, including 1979's Father's Eyes which eventually went gold.

In 1982, Amy Grant was the first Contemporary Christian artist to reach platinum status with the release of her album, Age to Age, which also secured her a Grammy for Best Pop Gospel Performance.

Though Contemporary Christian music was clearly a growing force in the mid-'80s, no artist had yet crossed over to mainstream success. Then came Amy Grant's 1985 album Unguarded. Cracking the pop Top 40, earning platinum and winning a Grammy, Unguarded was a challenge within her gospel audience for its secular nature but it proved a watershed for the genre. The track "Find A Way" reached both Top 30 pop and Top 10 Adult Contemporary and its video even aired on MTV.

Amy Grant has continued to write and record music about life and love; faith and heartbreak; hope and healing. Her music continues to be part of the fabric of life for long time listeners and brand new fans.

Amy Grant's career spans over 25 years and stretches from her roots in gospel into an iconic pop star, songwriter, television personality, and philanthropist. Amy Grant has sold more than 30 million albums and won six Grammys in multiple categories, beginning with the platinum selling Age to Age in 1982. She also has six #1 hits, including "Baby, Baby," and "Every Heartbeat" and is one of only two Christian artists to be awarded a star on the legendary Walk of Fame in Hollywood.

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Discography

Album Title Year Label
Amy Grant1977RCA Victor
My Father's Eyes1979RCA Victor
Never Alone1980RCA Victor
In Concert1981RCA Victor
In Concert, Vol. 21981RCA Victor
Age To Age1982RCA Victor
A Christmas Album1983RCA Victor
Straight Ahead1984RCA Victor
Unguarded1985RCA Victor
The Collection!986RCA Victor
Lead Me On1988A&M Records
Heart in Motion1991A&M Records
Home for Christmas1992A&M Records
House of Love1994A&M Records
Takes a Little Time1997Myrrh
Behind the Eyes1997A&M Records
A Christmas to Remember1999A&M Records
A Special Wish2001BCI Music
Legacy...Hymns & Faith2002A&M Records
Simple Things2003A&M Records
Greatest Hits 1986-20042004A&M/UTV
Rock of Ages...Hymns & Faith2005Word Entertainment
Hymns for the Journey2006Word Entertainment
Time Again: Amy Grant Live All Access2006Word Entertainment
Greatest Hits2007Sparrow Records
The Christmas Collection2008Sparrow Records
She Colors My Day - EP2009Sparrow Records
Somewhere Down the Road2010Sparrow Records

Category:

Location:

Augusta

Georgia

United States

Record Label:

EMI/Sparrow Records

Christian Label:

Yes

Years Active:

70's

80's

90's

00's

10's





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