I Need a Silent Night. Although she was baptized in the Church of Christ, she soon followed her sister Mimi in attending a breakaway variant of the faith, the Belmont Church of Christ, which took a less formal approach, more in keeping with the Charismatic movement. My Father's Eyes, Grant's second album, was released in April As Grant worked on her next album, Blanton and Harrell began booking her outside the usual gospel music circuit, and they did so with success. It was followed by four more Top 40 hits, each accompanied by a music video, the first three of which also reached the Top Ten:
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The overt Christian messages of the songs on Age to Age and Straight Ahead were scaled back considerably on Unguarded, which often featured hopeful, but religiously ambiguous, lyrics. On March 31, it ascended to number one on Billboard's Inspirational chart, holding that position for 61 weeks. The adult contemporary chart listed both "" and "Saved by Love," but only in minor positions, and "Lead Me On" spent just two weeks in the Billboard Hotpeaking at number Her television special of the same name was broadcast at the same time.
Breath of Heaven (Mary's Song) [Performance Tracks] - EP by Amy Grant on Apple Music
With that, her managers, Michael Blanton and Dan Harrell, began considering whether she could project her career beyond the gospel genre. By then, her star was on the rise following the April release of her fourth studio album, Age to Age.
Grant seemed to sum up her hitmaking period with the release of Greatest Hits and the companion DVD Greatest Videos in October It contained two new songs, the title track and "Unafraid.
And she and Chapman put together Songs from the Loft, a various-artists collection of religious tunes for teenagers that won the Dove Award for Praise and Worship Album of the Year. Christian radio was enthralled, giving significant airplay to six songs: At first, her touring was restricted to two weekends a month as she attempted to combine her budding brreath career with college; she enrolled at Furman University in Greenville, South Carolina, in September.
Grant focused on her schoolwork while still amg time to perform and record. Grant's life and career reached a turning point in the spring of On September 26,Grant released Time Again In Septembershe returned to acting in the television movie A Song from the Heart, a drama in which she played a blind cellist.
While attending the private girls' prep school Harpeth Hall, Grant began performing with her guitar at devotional meetings at the school, playing songs by such favorites as James Taylor, Carole King, and John Denver.
The result was another multi-platinum success, even if the album sold less than half what its predecessor had. That, however, did not prevent Christian radio from giving airplay to five songs: Better Than a Hallelujah.
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It topped Billboard's Contemporary Christian Albums chart and entered the pop chart at number The album was patterned after Heart in Motion, with a combination of catchy romantic songs meant to hit the pop charts and more rgant efforts to satisfy her Christian fans. Christian radio made "Emmanuel," a song written by Grant's keyboard player, Michael W.
Meanwhile, the album topped Billboard's Contemporary Christian Albums chart for 12 weeks and Christian radio aky five other songs to play, among them "Children of the World" and "Helping Hand," both of which hit number one. In Mayshe released Legacy This was her breakthrough as a gospel singer and, more than that, an album that tested the limits of how popular gospel music could be.
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His mother returned to the music business with the release of her seventh studio album of new material, Lead Me On, in June In October, she released her third seasonal album, A Christmas to Remember, which topped Billboard's Contemporary Christian Albums chart for five weeks starting in November, made the pop Top 40, and went gold. Lf November 25,in Augusta, Georgia, where her father, Dr. In FebruaryGrant was featured on the soundtrack for the film Mr.
The Christian market came along, too, with Heart in Motion enjoying 32 weeks at number one on Billboard's Top Contemporary Christian Albums chart, while Christian radio found six songs it could ajy, though it tended to prefer more thoughtful fare such as "Hope Set High" and "Ask Me" which treated the subject of pedophilia and even asked the thorny theological question pf how God could let such a condition occur.
Amy Grant, her debut album, was released on Word's Myrrh Records imprint in Listen on Apple Music. It was granf by four more Top 40 hits, each accompanied by a music video, the first three of which also reached the Top Ten: Grant's follow-up to Legacy In the same season, Waterbrook Press published her book Mosaic, containing poems and stories.
Grant returned to pop music with her first secular album in six years when she released Simple Things in August