Amy’s Career

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. 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. Grant released her first live recording in 25 years with Time Again…Amy Grant Live in September 2006, and then announced her first ever label shift to EMI Music Group where her entire music catalog was re-mastered and released via a GREATEST HITS CD and made available for the first time digitally.

In the fall of 2008 she released her first new Christmas music in 9 years, THE CHRISTMAS COLLECTION, which in addition to four new songs, features tracks that were hand-picked by Grant to include the best songs from her previous albums that result in a classic Christmas album reminiscent of the Bing Crosby, Frank Sinatra, etc. albums of old.

Amy now returns with her first album of all new music in 7 years, Somewhere Down The Road.  She could easily rest on her considerable laurels, but the dawning of a new decade finds her as passionate as ever. “It’s all about the idea,” she says. “I love the song ‘Better Than A Hallelujah.’ I love the opportunity to get to do a song with my daughter. I love the concept of Somewhere Down the Road. I am personally moved by the concept of our journey through life and because of all the years that have come before, I find myself in a unique and somewhat rare position to be able to sing about that journey, and that’s an opportunity I don’t want to miss.”

  • Somewhere Down The Road
    Somewhere Down The Road
    Released: 3/30/2010
    Label: EMI Christian Music Group

    Amy returns with her first original song recording in over 7 years. Nothing describes this album better than the description on it’s cover and the name of the album. “SOMEWHERE DOWN THE ROAD” is the title. “EVERY ROAD THAT’S TRAVELED TEACHES SOMETHING NEW” is the description.

  • She Colors My Day - EP
    She Colors My Day - EP
    Released: 5/5/2009
    Label: EMI Christian Music Group
  • The Christmas Collection
    The Christmas Collection
    Released: 9/30/2008
    Label: EMI Christian Music Group
  • Lead Me On - 20th Anniversary Edition
    Lead Me On - 20th Anniversary Edition
    Released: 6/24/2008
    Label: EMI Christian Music Group

    A celebration of Amy’s ground-breaking release. Amy embarked on a national tour with her original band in support of this amazing recording.

  • Greatest Hits
    Greatest Hits
    Released: 10/2/2007
    Label: EMI Christian Music Group

    A full career retrospective released in 2007 after every song had been completely remastered for digital release.

  • Time Again...  Live CD/DVD
    Time Again... Live CD/DVD
    Released: 9/26/2006
    Label: Word Records

    The first LIVE concert recording from Amy in 25 years. A night of storytelling and songs from Amy’s entire career.

  • Rock of Ages...  Hymns & Faith
    Rock of Ages... Hymns & Faith
    Released: 5/3/2005
    Label: Word Records

    Simple Things found success on Christian, Billboard 200 and Adult Contemporary charts.

  • Greatest Hits... 1986 to 2004
    Greatest Hits... 1986 to 2004
    Released: 10/12/2004
    Label: Word Records

    This compilation is no longer available – click any of the 3 above links to order via Amazon resellers if and when available.

  • Simple Things
    Simple Things
    Released: 8/19/2003
    Label: Word Records

    Simple Things found success on Christian, Billboard 200 and Adult Contemporary charts. And included the title track hit “SIMPLE THINGS.” The video was featuredon Vh1.

  • Legacy... Hymns & Faith
    Legacy... Hymns & Faith
    Released: 5/21/2002
    Label: Word Records

    Her first traditional Christian album since 1988′s Lead Me On, Legacy…Hymns and Faith consists primarily of well-known hymns and a couple of original songs.

  • A Christmas To Remember
    A Christmas To Remember
    Released: 10/19/1999
    Label: Word Records

    Recorded with the Patrick Williams Orchestra, Amy’s third Christmas Album is a blend of some traditional Christmas songs with many original songs.

  • Behind The Eyes
    Behind The Eyes
    Released: 9/9/1997
    Label: Word Records

    Amy’s fifteenth album, Behind the Eyes includes “Take A Little Time”, “Like I Love You” and “I Will Be Your Friend”. It was successful on Billboard 200, AC and Christian charts.

  • House of Love
    House of Love
    Released: 8/26/1994
    Label: Myrrh

    Combining pop music with Christian values as Heart in Motion, House of Love scored several hits including the title track, “Lucky One” and a remake of Joni Mitchell’s “Big Yellow Taxi”.

  • Home For Christmas
    Home For Christmas
    Released: 10/6/1992
    Label: Myrrh

    Amy’s second holiday album, released in 1992 was very popular, reaching #2 on Billboard 200. It includes favorites such as “Winter Wonderland” and O’ Come All Ye Faithful” and originals such as “Breath of Heaven (Mary’s Song)”.

  • Heart In Motion
    Heart In Motion
    Released: 3/5/1991
    Label: Myrrh

    Amy’s pop music blockbuster Heart In Motion, released in 1991. “Baby Baby” was #1 on Billboard Hot 100 and Adult contemporary charts, while 4 other singles held spots on pop radio. The album was #1 on Christian charts for 32 weeks and is the best selling Christian music album ever with sales over 5 million copies.

  • Lead Me On
    Lead Me On
    Released: 6/28/1988
    Label: Myrrh

    Praised by Christian music, Lead Me On was released in 1988 and was named the #1 Christian Album of All Time by CCM Magazine in 2001. It remains a much loved favorite of many.

  • The Collection
    The Collection
    Released: 7/22/1986
    Label: Myrrh
  • Unguarded
    Unguarded
    Released: 5/15/1985
    Label: Myrrh

    While having 1 Top 10 hits and #1 “Find A Way” on Christian radio, Unguarded reached mainstream Adult Contemporary audiences with it’s pop/rock style.

  • Straight Ahead
    Straight Ahead
    Released: 1/1/1984
    Label: Myrrh

    The follow up to the ground breaking Age to Age album, Straight Ahead topped Billboard’s Christian chart for 61 weeks. Certified gold in 1985, this album contained #1 Christian hit “Angels”.

  • A Christmas Album
    A Christmas Album
    Released: 9/27/1983
    Label: Myrrh

    Amy’s first of several Christmas albums, it contains several religious and secular standards along with original songs. Favorites “Emmanuel” written by frequent collaborator Michael W. Smith.

  • Age To Age
    Age To Age
    Released: 1/1/1982
    Label: Myrrh

    Amy’s breakthrough album, Age to Age was the first Christian album to achieve Platinum certification ever. With the first two singles “Sing Your Praise To The Lord” and “El Shaddai”, it remained Billboard’s #1 Christian album for 85 weeks and remains a beloved record.

  • In Concert...  Live, Volume 2
    In Concert... Live, Volume 2
    Released: 11/29/1981
    Label: Myrrh

    The second volume of Amy’s LIVE concert.

  • In Concert...  Live
    In Concert... Live
    Released: 5/19/1981
    Label: Myrrh

    Amy’s first LIVE recording

  • Never Alone
    Never Alone
    Released: 1/1/1980
    Label: Myrrh

    Released in 1980, Amy’s third album includes Top 10 Christian hit “Look What Has Happened to Me”.

  • My Father's Eyes
    My Father's Eyes
    Released: 4/20/1979
    Label: Myrrh

    Including Top 10 Christian hit “Faith Walkin’ People”, the title track gave Amy her first Christian #1 hit. It was certified Gold in 1987.

  • Amy Grant
    Amy Grant
    Released: 1/1/1977
    Label: Myrrh

    Amy’s first album, Amy Grant is one of the biggest Christian album releases of all time. A breakthrough for the Christian music market, 3 songs were Top 10 Christian radio play: “Old Man’s Rubble”, “Beautiful Music” and “What a Difference You’ve Made”.

ALBUM FACTS:

  • Over 30 million albums sold worldwide, including 1 Quintuple Platinum album, 1 Triple Platinum, and 1 Double Platinum album, as well as additional 4 Platinum and 6 Gold albums.
    • (2008) The Christmas Collection
    • (2008) Lead Me On 20th Anniversary Edition
    • (2007) Greatest Hits
    • (2006) Time Again…Amy Grant Live
    • (2005) Rock of Ages…Hymns & Faith
    • (2004) Greatest Hits 1986 — 2004
    • (2003) Simple Things
    • (2002) (GOLD) Legacy…Hymns & Faith
    • (1999) (GOLD) A Christmas To Remember
    • (1997) (GOLD) Behind the Eyes
    • (1994) (2xs PLATINUM) House of Love
    • (1992) (3xs PLATINUM) Home For Christmas
    • (1991) (5xs PLATINUM) Heart In Motion
    • (1988) (GOLD) Lead Me On
    • (1986) (PLATINUM) The Collection
    • (1985) (PLATINUM) Unguarded
    • (1984) (GOLD) Straight Ahead
    • (1983) (PLATINUM) A Christmas Album
    • (1982) (PLATINUM) Age To Age
    • (1981) Amy Grant “In Concert. Vol. II”
    • (1981) Amy Grant “In Concert”
    • (198O) Never Alone
    • (1979) (GOLD)  Father’s Eyes
    • (1977) (GOLD) Amy Grant


VIDEOS:

  • “Simple Things” (2003)
  • “Takes a Little Time” (1997)
  • “Things We Do For Love” (1996)
  • “Say You’ll Be Mine” (1994)
  • “House of Love” (1994)
  • “House of Love” (With footage from the motion picture, Speechless) (1994)
  • “Big Yellow Taxi” (1994)
  • “Lucky One” (1994)
  • “Grown-Up Christmas List” (1992)
  • “I Will Remember You” (1992)
  • “Good For Me” (1992)
  • “That’s What Love Is For” (1991)
  • “Every Heartbeat” (1991)
  • “Baby Baby” (1991)
  • “Lead Me On” (1989)
  • “Stay For Awhile” (1989)
  • “Next Time I Fall” (1988)
  • “Wise Up” (1986)
  • “Find A Way” (1986)
  • “It’s Not A Song” (1985)
  • “Angels” (1985)


TELEVISION APPEARANCES: (partial list only)

  • Three Wishes on NBC (Host)
  • Oprah
  • Good Morning America
  • The Today Show
  • CBS This Morning
  • The Tonight Show with Jay Leno
  • Late Night with David Letterman
  • Late Night with Bob Costas
  • Larry King Live
  • Live With Regis and Kathie Lee
  • The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson
  • The Phil Donahue Show
  • Arsenio Hall
  • The Grammy Awards
  • The American Music Awards
  • Entertainment Tonight
  • Christmas In Washington
  • The Patti LaBelle Special
  • The Prince’s Trust Concert
  • Tribute to Martin Luther King, Jr.
  • Amy Grant: Headin’ Home for the Holidays
  • CBS: A Christmas To Remember
  • ABC: Christmas with the Stars
  • Lifetime Television Special
  • “Women Rock!: Girls & Guitars”


FULL LENGTH VIDEOS & DVDs:

  • Time Again…Amy Grant Live DVD (2006)
  • Building the House of Love (1994)
  • Amy Grant’s Old Fashioned Christmas (1992) (GOLD)
  • Heart In Motion (1992) (GOLD)
  • Find A Way Video (1986)
  • “In Concert” The Age to Age Tour (1983)

MOVIES

  • A Song From the Heart (1999) CBS “Movie of the Week” (Starring Amy Grant, Keith Carradine, and D.W. Moffett)


GRAMMY AWARDS & NOMINATIONS

  • 1994 — Nomination — Children Spoken Word — Lion & the Lamb
  • 1992 — Nomination — Album of the Year — Heart in Motion
  • 1992 — Nomination — Song of the Year — Baby Baby
  • 1992 — Nomination — Record of the Year — Baby Baby
  • 1992 — Nomination — Pop Performance Female — Baby Baby
  • 2006 — Award — Best Southern, Country, or Bluegrass Gospel Album — Rock of Ages…Hymns & Faith
  • 1988 — Award — Best Contemporary Album — Lead Me On
  • 1986 — Award — Best Gospel Performance – Unguarded
  • 1985 — Award — Best Gospel Performance – Angels
  • 1984 — Award — Best Gospel Performance — Ageless Medley
  • 1983 — Award — Best Contemporary Album — Age to Age


OTHER SPECIAL AWARDS & ACHIEVEMENTS:

  • 26 Dove Awards — Including 4 Time Artist of the Year
  • 2007    Authored and published the book Mosaic: Pieces of My Life So Far (Random House)
  • 2006    Inducted into the Hollywood Walk of Fame — Hollywood, CA
  • 2003    Inducted into the Gospel Music Association Hall of Fame
  • 2003    Seminar in the Rockies Summit Award
  • 2001    ”Nashvillian of the Year”
  • 1999    The Nashville Chamber of Commerce, Nashville Symphony and Tennessee Performing Arts Center: “An Evening with the Arts” Honoring Grant’s Contributions to the Nashville Performing Arts Community
  • 1999    The Target House — The Amy Grant Rose
  • 1996    TNN Awards — Sarah Cannon Humanitarian Award
  • 1996    Columbia Hospital — Minnie Pearl Humanitarian Award
  • 1996 ASCAP Award — Voice of America
  • 1996    Academy of Achievement — Golden Plate Award
  • 1994    St. John University — Pax Christi Award
  • 1994    Nashville Symphony — Harmony Award
  • 1992    Junior Chamber of Commerce — Outstanding Tennessean
  • 1992    Nomination — American Music Awards — Best Rock/Pop Performance by a Female
  • 1992    Nomination — MTV Awards — “Baby Baby” Video


RADIO HISTORY

  • # 1 “Baby Baby”
  • # 1 “Every Heartbeat”
  • # 1 “That’s What Love Is For”
  • # 1 “I Will Remember You”
  • # 1 “Lucky One”
  • # 1 “Next Time I Fall”


TOP 5

  • “Good For Me”
  • Top 5 “House of Love”
  • Top 5 “Takes A Little Time”
  • Top 5 “Like I Love You”
  • Top 10 “Big Yellow Taxi”
  • Top 10 “I Will Be Your Friend” On the
  • 1991 Year End