At first, her touring was restricted to two weekends a month as she attempted to combine her budding musical career with college; she enrolled at Furman University in Greenville, South Carolina, in September. There was also a home-video version, retitled Amy Grant's Old Fashioned Christmas, which went gold in That message was positive, and it alluded to elements of Christian belief, but it also could be appreciated in nearly secular terms.
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Grabt NovemberAge to Age became the first gospel album gant a solo artist to be certified gold; it went platinum in June Grant seemed to sum up her hitmaking period with the release of Greatest Hits and the companion DVD Greatest Videos in October As her career went on, however, she managed to mend fences with traditional fans and achieve a balance of pop and Christian-oriented songs on her albums as her career became less of a full-time focus for her and her record sales declined from the heights of her pop heyday.
When Grant came along as a teenager in the mid-'70s, "inspirational" i. Listen on Apple Music. 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 broadcast, 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 of how God could let such a condition occur.
It topped Billboard's Contemporary Christian Albums chart and entered the pop chart at number The more openly religious "Faith Walkin' People" also earned Top Ten airplay on Christian radio, but "Father's Eyes" was the real hit off the album, helping it to strong sales that would accumulate to a gold record certification by None of them, however, sang religious songs, so Grant augmented her program with her own Christian-oriented compositions.
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Otherwise, she spent and zmy of working on her tenth regular studio album, Behind the Eyes, which was released in September It became a perennial seller, going gold in November and platinum four years later. Age to Age made Grant a superstar within the gospel field.
Amy Grant, her debut album, was released on Word's Myrrh Records imprint in Grant filed for divorce in Marchand the couple was divorced in June. 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 I Will Remember You.
Burton Paine Grant, was doing his residency, Amy Lee Grant was a descendent of one of the most prominent and prosperous families of Nashville, Tennessee. 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: That, however, did not prevent Christian radio from giving airplay to five songs: She was the fourth and final daughter born to her father and her mother, Gloria Grant, following her sisters Mimi, Kathy, and Carol.
The family moved briefly to Houston, Texas in before returning to settle in Nashville. Before that, she had accepted Chapman's proposal, and she married him on June She gave birth to her fourth child, Corrina Grant Gill, one year and two days later.
Grant's follow-up to Legacy In the summer ofthey sent her to the Caribou Ranch in Colorado, a first-rate recording facility used by the likes of Chicago and Elton John, to record a holiday LP.
His mother returned to the music business with the release of her seventh studio album of new material, Lead Me On, in June Then she turned her attention to her ninth regular studio album, emerging with House of Love in August Grant embarked on a yearlong tour in support of the album that concluded in September Breath of Heaven Mary's Song. On March 31, it ascended to number one on Billboard's Inspirational chart, holding that position for 61 weeks. While working as an intern at a recording studio, she made a tape of her songs for her parents that was heard by producer Brown Bannister, who in turn played it for gospel singer Chris Christian, recently retained by gospel label Word Records as a talent scout.
InGrant released Tennessee Christmas, her first holiday album since Born November 25,in Augusta, Georgia, where her father, Dr. BORN November 25, Three years later, she teamed with producer Marshall Altman for How Mercy Looks from Here, a record dedicated to her late mother.
She would become equally successful in the '90s, but would do so by leaving gospel music behind almost entirely. In Septembershe returned to acting in the television movie A Song from the Heart, a drama in which she played a blind cellist.