In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, proceeds of the single go to breast cancer research. The EP, exclusively through iTunes, benefited the Entertainment Industry Foundation's (EIF) Women's Cancer Research Fund. Peter Cetera and Amy Grant, “Next Time I Fall” (1986) (24,387,000) 304. Later Grant reflected on how the article misrepresented her views, stating: "We probably talked for two hours about sexual purity, but when the interview finally came out he worded it in such a way that it sounded like I condoned premarital sex. And that's what makes Greatest Hits 1986-2004 not only a good portrait of Grant, it makes it one of the best adult contemporary pop albums of its kind. The same year, Grant was inducted into the Gospel Music Hall of Fame by the Gospel Music Association, an industry trade organization of which she is a longstanding member, in her first year of eligibility. When Grant came along as a teenager in the mid-'70s, "ins…. [52], In June 2020, Grant had heart surgery to repair partial anomalous pulmonary venous return (PAPVR), a congenital heart condition. That year, she also recorded a duet with singer Randy Stonehill for his Love Beyond Reason album, titled "I Could Never Say Goodbye", and recorded The Animals' Christmas with Art Garfunkel. [32] The album reached No. Following the 9/11 attacks, Grant's "I Will Remember You" saw a resurgence in popularity as many radio DJs mixed a special tribute version of the song. ∙ Grant’s breakthrough release, 1982’s Age to Age, was the first Platinum album by a Christian music artist. [26], Grant appeared with Gill on The Oprah Winfrey Show for a holiday special in December 2007. Amy Lee Grant (born November 25, 1960) is an American singer, songwriter, musician, author and media personality. I think what was so hard—and this is (what) one of our counselors said—sometimes an innocent party can come into a situation, and they're like a big spotlight. It may be hard to believe, but A&M/UTV's 2004 release Greatest Hits 1986-2004 is the first compilation of Amy Grant's to be released since 1986's The Collection. When asked about the new album during an interview with CBN.com, Grant says, "... my hope is just for those songs to provide companionship, remind myself and whoever else is listening what's important. Marking the start of Grant's new contract is a career-spanning greatest hits album, with all the songs digitally remastered. It was also a success, becoming another #1 hit. Grant received her first Grammy Award for Best Contemporary Gospel Performance, as well as two GMA Dove Awards for Gospel Artist of the Year and Pop/Contemporary Album of the Year. She is known for performing contemporary Christian music (CCM) and for a successful crossover to pop music in the 1980s and 1990s. 1 song in a duet with Peter Cetera, "The Next Time I Fall". 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[20] Although "Takes a Little Time" was a moderate hit single, the album failed to sell like the previous two albums, which had both gone multi-platinum. The mix of cheery 70s-style acoustics and string sections with 80s synthesizers and 90s adult pop can be a bit jarring but it's all part of Amy's growth over the decades. On the Adult Contemporary chart, all five songs were top 10 hits, with two of the five ("Baby Baby" and "That's What Love Is For") reaching No. By decade’s end, however, the swiftly rising profiles of Amy Grant and Michael W. Smith had the movement standing on the edge of mainstream acceptance. 8 on Billboard Top Christian Songs chart. It was released in early 1978, one month before her high-school graduation. “Baby Baby" by Amy Grant (1991) Labeled the "Queen of Christian Pop", Grant was accused of selling out with this crossover hit. Featuring Grant as executive producer, Greatest Hits 1986-2004 picks up where her platinum … Her goal was to become the first Christian singer-songwriter who was also successful as a contemporary pop singer. Amy Grant: Released: February 3, 1977; Label: Myrrh; Format: 8-track, cassette, CD, digital download, LP — 12 — — — — — — My Father's Eyes: Released: April 20, 1979; Label: Myrrh; Format: 8-track, CD, cassette, digital download, LP — 1 — — — — — — RIAA: Gold; Never Alone: Released: 1980; Label: Myrrh Grant joined the reality television phenomenon by hosting Three Wishes, a show in which she and a team of helpers make wishes come true for small-town residents. 7 on the Adult Contemporary chart. Soon after Simple Things, Grant and Interscope/A&M parted ways. 100 Songs - At the dawn of the ’80s, contemporary Christian music was barely a decade old and something only believers consumed. One Song Radio: "Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree" As performed by Hanson and many other pop, rock, and country artists. In a February 2006 webchat, Grant stated she believes her "best music is still ahead". Toward the end of 1978 she performed her first ticketed concert after beginning her first year at Furman University. 2007 was Grant's 30th year in music. House of Love. [24] The show debuted on NBC in the fall of 2005 but was canceled at the end of its first season because of high production costs. Amy Grant on AccuRadio. [49], On March 10, 2000, Grant married country singer-songwriter Vince Gill, who had been previously married to country singer Janis Oliver of Sweethearts of the Rodeo. When Heart in Motion was released in 1991, many fans were surprised that the album was so clearly one of contemporary pop music. 303. 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