Monday, November 25, 2013

November. 25: Singer Amy Grant is 53-years-old today.

Singer-songwriter, author, and occasional actress, Amy Lee Grant was born in Augusta, Georgia, and raised in Nashville, Tennessee. Amy is best known for her Christian music, and 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. In 1976, Grant wrote her first song "Mountain Man," and performed in public for the first time—at the all-girls school she attended. She recorded a demo tape for her parents with church youth-leader Brown Bannister.

Later, when Bannister was dubbing a copy of the tape, Chris Christian, the owner of a 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.

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Somewhere Down the RoadGreatest HitsCollection (Reis)Time Again...Amy Grant LiveThe Christmas Collection

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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.

Amy has been married to country singer Vince Gill since March 2000.

Amy 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."


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