Amy Grant

Sep 09, 2022
Mar 25, 2022
Dec 09, 2021
Jul 09, 2021
Oct 21, 2016
Apr 14, 2015
Aug 19, 2014
May 14, 2013
Mar 30, 2010
Sep 26, 2006
May 03, 2005
Oct 12, 2004
Sep 23, 2003
Aug 19, 2003
May 21, 2002
Mar 19, 2002
Oct 19, 1999
Sep 09, 1997
Aug 23, 1994
Oct 06, 1992
Mar 05, 1991
Jan 01, 1989
Jun 28, 1988
Jun 22, 1986
Jan 01, 1985
Jan 01, 1984
Sep 27, 1983
Jan 01, 1983
Jan 01, 1982
Nov 29, 1981
May 29, 1981
Jan 01, 1980
Apr 20, 1979
Feb 03, 1977

Amy Grant is listed in the credits for the following albums:

Year Artist Album Role
1977 Amy Grant Amy Grant Songwriter, Vocals
1979 Amy Grant My Father's Eyes Songwriter, Vocals
1980 Amy Grant Never Alone Songwriter, Vocals
1980 DeGarmo & Key This Ain't Hollywood Duet Vocals (Nobody Loves Me)
1981 Passage Passage Songwriter
1981 Gary Chapman Sincerely Yours Vocal
1981 Amy Grant In Concert Songwriter, Vocals
1981 Amy Grant In Concert, Volume Two Songwriter, Acoustic Guitar, Vocals
1982 Scott Wesley Brown Signature Singer
1982 Amy Grant Age to Age Songwriter, Vocals
1982 Kathy Troccoli Stubborn Love Songwriter
1983 Michael W. Smith Project Duet on "Friends"
1983 Amy Grant A Christmas Album Songwriter, Vocals
1984 Pam Mark Hall Supply and Demand Duet Vocals
1984 White Heart Vital Signs Choir Vocals
1984 Amy Grant Straight Ahead Songwriter, Vocals
1984 Michael W. Smith 2 Songwriter, Background Vocals
1984 Kathy Troccoli Heart and Soul Songwriter
1985 The Cause Do Something Now Vocals, Choir
1985 Randy Stonehill Love Beyond Reason Duet Vocals
1985 Amy Grant Unguarded Songwriter, Vocals
1986 Rich Mullins Rich Mullins Background Vocals
1987 White Heart Greatest Hits Choir Vocals
1987 Michael W. Smith Live Set Songwriter
1987 First Call An Evening in December Volume 2 Songwriter
1988 Amy Grant Lead Me On Songwriter, Vocals
1989 Various Artists Adventures in the Land of Big Beats and Happy Feets
1989 White Heart Collector's Disc (Whiteheart / Vital Signs) Choir Vocals
1989 Amy Grant A Moment In Time Songwriter, Vocals
1989 Michael W. Smith Christmas Songwriter, Vocals
1990 Donna McElroy Bigger World Background Vocals
1990 Julie Miller Meet Julie Miller Background Vocals
1992 Michael W. Smith Change Your World Songwriter, Duet Vocals
1992 Amy Grant Home for Christmas Executive Producer, Songwriter, Vocals
1993 White Heart Quiet Storm: The Ballads Choir Vocals
1994 White Heart Vital Signs Gold Series Choir Vocals
1994 Gary Chapman The Light Inside Songwriter, Background Vocals
1994 Amy Grant House of Love Executive Producer, Songwriter, Vocals
1994 Kathy Troccoli Stubborn Love '94 Songwriter
1995 This Train You're Soaking In It Songwriter
1995 First Call Beyond December Guest Vocals
1996 Swirling Eddies Sacred Cows Songwriter
1996 Eric Champion Transformation Songwriter
1996 Gary Chapman Shelter Guest Vocals on "One of Two"
1997 Amy Grant Behind the Eyes Executive Producer, Songwriter, Acoustic Guitar, Vocals
1998 Insyderz Skalleluia! Songwriter
1999 Various Artists Songs from The Book Performer
2000 White Heart Hits from the Heart Choir Vocals
2000 Bob Carlisle Nothing But The Truth Songwriter
2006 Michael W. Smith Stand Songwriter
2011 Matthew West The Heart of Christmas Duet Vocals
2013 Amy Grant How Mercy Looks From Here Vocals
2018 Ryan Stevenson No Matter What Duet (Faithful)
2018 Matt Maher The Advent of Christmas Featured Vocals (Always Carry You)

Amy Grant

Nov 25, 1960

Amy Grant is an American singer-songwriter, musician, author, media personality and occasional actress. She has been referred to as "The Queen of Christian Pop". As of 2009, Grant remains the best-selling contemporary Christian music singer ever, having sold over 30 million units worldwide.

Grant made her debut as a teenager, and gained fame in Christian music during the 1980s with such hits as "Father's Eyes," "El Shaddai", and "Angels". During the 1980s and 1990s, she became one of the first gospel artists to cross over into mainstream pop on the heels of her successful albums Unguarded and Heart in Motion, the latter of which included the number-one singles "Baby Baby" and "Every Heartbeat".

Grant has won six Grammy Awards, 25 Gospel Music Association Dove Awards, and had the first Christian album ever to go Platinum. Heart in Motion is her highest selling album, with over five million copies sold in the United States alone. She was honored with a star on Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2005 for her contributions to the entertainment industry.

Born Amy Lee Grant (November 25, 1960), the youngest of four sisters, in Augusta, Georgia, Amy and her family would settle in Nashville, Tennessee in 1967.

During 1976, Grant wrote her first song ("Mountain Man"), performed in public for the first time—at Harpeth Hall School—the all-girls school she attended, recorded a demo tape for her parents with church youth-leader Brown Bannister, then later when Bannister was dubbing a copy of the tape, Chris Christian, the owner of the recording studio, heard the demo and called Word Records. He played it over the phone, and she was offered a recording contract, five weeks before her sixteenth birthday. In 1977, she recorded her first album titled Amy Grant, produced by Brown Bannister (who would also produce her next eleven albums). It was released in the Spring of 1978, one month before her high school graduation. That fall she performed her first ticketed concert—in Fort Worth, Texas—after beginning her freshman year at Furman University. In May 1979, while at the album release party for her second album, My Father's Eyes, Grant met Gary Chapman, writer of the title track (and future husband). Grant & Chapman toured together the summer of 1979. In the fall of 1980, she transferred to Vanderbilt University, where she was a member of the sorority Kappa Alpha Theta. Grant then made a few more albums before dropping out of college to pursue a career in music—Never Alone, followed by a pair of live albums in 1981 (Amy Grant in Concert and In Concert Volume Two), both backed by an augmented edition of the DeGarmo & Key band.

1982 saw the release of her breakthrough album Age to Age. The album contained the signature track, "El Shaddai" (written by Michael Card) and the Grant-Chapman penned song, "In a Little While". "El Shaddai" was later awarded one of the "Songs of the Century" by the RIAA in 2001. Grant received her first Grammy Award for Best Contemporary Gospel Performance, as well as two GMA Dove Awards for Gospel Artist of the Year and Pop/Contemporary Album of the Year. Age to Age became the first Christian album by a solo artist to be certified gold (1983) and the first Christian album to be certified platinum (1985).

In the mid-1980s, Grant began touring and recording with young up-and-coming songwriter Michael W. Smith. Grant and Smith continue to have a strong friendship and creative relationship, often writing songs for or contributing vocals to each other's albums. During the 1980s, Grant was also a backup singer for Bill Gaither.

Grant followed up this album with the first of her Christmas albums - albums that later would be the basis for her trademark holiday shows. In 1984, she released another pop-oriented Christian hit, Straight Ahead, earning Grant her first appearance at the Grammy Awards show in 1985. The head of NBC took notice of Grant's performance and called her manager to book her for her own Christmas special.

Hardly had Grant established herself as the "Queen of Christian Pop" when she changed directions to widen her fan base (and hence her musical message). Her goal was to become the first Christian singer-songwriter who was also successful as a contemporary pop singer. Unguarded (1985) surprised some fans for its very mainstream sound (and Grant's leopard-print jacket, in four poses for four different covers). "Find a Way", from Unguarded, became the first Christian song to hit Billboard's Top 40 list, also reaching #7 on the Adult Contemporary chart. Amy Grant scored her first Billboard Number One hit in 1986 with "The Next Time I Fall", a duet with former Chicago singer/bassist Peter Cetera. That year, she also recorded a duet with singer Randy Stonehill for his Love Beyond Reason album, entitled "I Could Never Say Goodbye", and recorded The Animals' Christmas with Art Garfunkel.

Lead Me On (1988) contained many songs that were about Christianity and love relationships, but some interpreted it as not being an obviously "Christian" record. Years later, Lead Me On would be chosen as the greatest Contemporary Christian album of all time by CCM Magazine. The mainstream song "Saved by Love" was a minor hit, receiving airplay on radio stations featuring the newly emerging Adult Contemporary format. The album's title song received some pop radio airplay and crossed over to #96 on the Billboard Hot 100, and "1974 (We Were Young)" and "Saved By Love" also charted as Adult Contemporary songs. In 1989 she appeared in a Target ad campaign, performing songs off the album.

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Amy Grant inducted into Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame
November 02, 2021

Nashville, TN  - Six-time Grammy-winner Amy Grant was officially inducted into The Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame last night as the Classes of 2020 and 2021 were formally honored during NaSHOF's supersized 50th and 51st Anniversary Hall of Fame Gala.

June 03, 2021

Nashville, TN. - Six-time GRAMMY-winner Amy Grant announced today that she'd release a special 30th-anniversary edition of her iconic album, Heart In Motion.

February 26, 2020

NASHVILLE, TENN.  — T.J. Martell Foundation – the music industry’s leading nonprofit to fund innovative medical research focused on treatments and cures for cancer – honored Amy Grant with the Tony Martell Outstanding Entertainment Achievement Award at their 2020 Honors Gala.

September 12, 2016

Nashville, Tenn.:Multi-platinum recording artist Amy Grant will unveil her first all-new Christmas album in nearly twenty years on October 21, just in time for the holiday season.

June 16, 2016

Nashville, Tenn.: Once again rekindling their synonymous holiday music magic, multi-platinum GRAMMY® winners Amy Grant and Michael W.

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