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Amy Grant

Affectionately referred to as “The Queen of Christian Pop,” it’s impossible to mention Christian music—and its impact on culture—without making reference to Amy Grant.

With her latest, "If I Could See (What The Angels See)" off her album How Mercy Looks From Here (May 14, 2013), the singer muses about what life would be like with a different set of eyes. "It actually started just as a long pondering on the back porch, probably seven years ago," she explains. "And I was thinking about how narrow my focus is. And how great it would be if I could have another perspective on things."

"If I Could See (What The Angels See)" follows her song "Don't Try So Hard," a duet with James Taylor. “I’ve loved his voice forever,” Amy explains. “I said, ‘I hear James Taylor on these lines and I’d love to ask him if he’d sing on this.’ He worked from home and he really spent some time stylizing it. He sent me a really sweet email after wards saying that he’d 'spent the last several days with my voice in his head and hoped I was pleased.'”

The upcoming album is full of musical guests including: Sheryl Crow, Carol King, and Vince Gill. How Mercy Looks From Here represents a season of growth for Amy both artistically and spiritually. “At some point in life you realize that some things really matter and some things don’t,” she says. “Living matters. Celebrating life matters.  Seeing the value in hard times matters.  Relationships and people matter.  Faith matters.  I feel like that’s where my head has been while writing and recording this project. I feel this is a very positive record. I hope it is life affirming. Life prepares us for the journey. You don’t know what’s ahead and that is one of the great things about getting older in a framework of faith.  Faith is the one thing that stands the test of time.”

As the best-selling contemporary Christian singer of all time with more than 30 million units sold, Amy has been given a star on the famed Hollywood Walk of Fame as well as being the first Christian artist ever to achieve a Platinum album (Heart in Motion, 1991). Amy also had a mainstream pop hit that was a #1 single, “Baby Baby,” which was written as a dedication to her daughter Millie.

Amy started her career at 16, as she scored a record deal with a song she made for her parents that was played for a music industry executive over the phone. While writing the majority of the songs for her self-titled debut, Amy was a college student—first at Furman University, and later, Vanderbilt. She eventually left college to focus more on music after making a few more albums, including 1979’s My Father’s Eyes.

Amy won her first Grammy for the album Age to Age in 1982, where Michael W. Smith accompanied her on keyboards during the tour following the album release. Her music eventually took a more progressive direction with 1985’s Unguarded, which featured mainstream pop singles “Find a Way” and “Love of Another Kind” alongside more faith-oriented songs “Wise Up” and “Prodigal.”

Amy’s decision to appeal to a broader audience came with its critics. Not only was the leopard print coat she was sporting on the album’s cover deemed “too sexy” by some fans, but her message was occasionally considered “watered down.”

Amy isn’t deterred by the criticism from Unguarded and continues to make music that displays her authenticity in singing about God, faith and everyday life while also appealing to a broad range of listeners.

Songs

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Tennessee Christmas
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How Mercy Looks From Here
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A Christmas Album
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My Best Christmas
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Somewhere Down The Road
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Amy Grant Christmas Collection
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Unguarded
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The Jesus Record
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Songs From The Loft
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Simple Things
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Never Alone
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My Utmost For His Highest
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House Of Love
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Home for Christmas
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Heart In Motion
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Behind The Eyes
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Age To Age
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A Christmas to Remember
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