may be available for your next special event!
Gospel Music Hall of Fame
-- inducted 2003
Amy Grant has sold nearly 18 million records worldwide, won five Grammy
awards, 17 Dove awards including "Artist of the Year"
four times and has performed everywhere from the White House to
The Grand Ole Opry to Monday Night Football. She has been to Camp David
at the request of President Bush. She has hosted VH1's "Top 21
Countdown," and she was an integral part of
Vince Gill's highly rated Christmas television special.
obvious Amy Grant has taken Christian music and the Christian
message to a wider audience and broader platform than any other artist
in the contemporary Christian genre. She's opened doors for others to
enter by demonstrating the far-reaching appeal of great music with a
positive message. That appeal has come from her accessibility and her
artistry. Amy has always had a special gift for writing and performing
songs that reflect her rich life experiences as a Christian, a wife, a
friend and a mother.
Family has always been an important part of Amy Grant's life. The youngest of four daughters, she was born in
Augusta, Georgia, but grew up in Nashville in a strong Christian home that instilled faith and family values. It was also a family that
nurtured their youngest daughter's creative gifts. By the time she was
16, Amy had released her first album and was well on her way to becoming
one of the dominant voices of the contemporary Christian music movement.
She had a vulnerability in her voice that turned her heartfelt songs of
faith and hope into prayers everyone wanted to make their own. Amy's
accessibility forged a bond with her audience. That audience has
continued to be a part of her musical journey as the talented teen has
matured into a wife and mother.
Amy's album, "Heart
in Motion," has been certified quadruple platinum, signifying
sales of more than four million copies. The project spent 52 weeks on Billboard's
Top 200 album chart, spawning four Top 5 hits including "Baby,
Baby", which topped both the Billboard and R&R
charts simultaneously. One of the most highly lauded musical releases of
in Motion" garnered four Grammy nominations, including Song of
the Year, Record of the Year, Best Pop Performance by a Female and Album
of the Year. The success of "Heart
in Motion" took Amy's career to an even higher level and
generated tremendous exposure, including appearances on "The Today
Show," "Good Morning America," "Later with Bob
Costas," "The Grammy Awards," "Arsenio Hall,"
"The Prince's Trust Concert," "The Tonight Show,"
"The American Music Awards," "Christmas in
Washington," and numerous other shows and special events.
in Motion" would seem a difficult act to follow, Amy succeeded
in creating a worthy successor with "House of Love." It contains the same catchy melodies and insightful
lyrics that made "Heart
in Motion" so affecting, but also has a more organic,
guitar-driven sound that harkens back to her successful "Lead Me On" project.
"I feel from a spiritual standpoint that there's
a real celebration of humanity, of the common bond of everybody,"
Amy says of this record. "We need each other. We're all valued by
God. On a record by a Christian artist, sometimes it can be kind of 'us
and them' the saved and the unsaved. I don't have any desire to
make music like that right now.... I think it takes a lot of thought and
energy and contemplation to hear God, to believe what He says and to
quietly live that in your own life."
Amy doesn't limit her encouragement and support of
others strictly to her musical endeavors. She participates in
Nashville's Leadership Music Program and meets with terminally ill
children as part of the "Make-a-Wish" Foundation. She recently
played right field in Nashville's City of Hope Celebrity Softball
Challenge, and has shown her skills on the green by participating in
celebrity golf tournaments to aid various causes. She has hosted
benefits for the American Cancer Society, the American Heart Association
and the Nashville Symphony, and has recruited for these shows such
luminaries as James Taylor, Robin
Vince Gill and
Michael W. Smith.
Amy's community service efforts haven't gone
unrecognized. In 1992 she was named Young Tennessean of the Year by the
Nashville Chamber of Commerce, and then she was honored by the
Benedictine Order at St. John's University with the prestigious Pax
Christi Award, the Peace of Christ Award. Amy is only the third
woman and ninth layperson to receive this honor since its inception in
1963. After being awarded the Pax Christi, she received
congratulatory letters from each of our country's surviving Presidents.
In her community service, her family life, and her
music, Amy Grant displays commitment to caring about her
fellowman and a heart always eager to lift up those around her. The
greatest expression of those gifts can be found in her music. Yes, it is
polished pop music, very '90s in its excellent production quality and
professional approach, but at the heart of it is Amy's desire to
communicate God's love.
"I feel so fortunate and so blessed to get to do
music for a career," she relates. "It's very gratifying to be
invited into other people's lives as the result of having done something
that came very naturally to you."
Hit songs include --
- Baby Baby
- That's What Love Is For
- Every Heartbeat
- I Will Remember You
- Lucky One
- Good for Me
- Takes a Little Time
- House of Love
- Find a Way
- Big Yellow Taxi
- Stay for Awhile
- The Things We Do For Love
- Like I Love You
- I Will Be Your Friend
- Simple Things
- Come Be With Me
- Winter Wonderland
- Better Than A Hallelujah
Amy Grant may be available for your next special event!
Genre: Rock 1
.Adult Contemporary. / AdultContemporary
.CCM. / xCCM
.Pop. / xPop
.Christian Pop. / ChristianPop
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Born: ..in Georgia / born nGeorgia
Born: ..in Augusta / born AugustaGA
Born: Nov 25, 1960
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Based: ..in Tennessee / based nTennessee
Based: ..in Nashville /