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Age to Age became the first Christian album by a solo artist to be certified gold and the first Christian album to be certified platinum In the mids, Grant began touring and recording with young up-and-coming songwriter Michael W. Grant and Smith continue to have a strong friendship and creative relationship, often writing songs for or contributing vocals to each other's albums, and as of , often touring together annually during November and December putting on Christmas concerts.
During the s, Grant was also a backup singer for Bill Gaither. Grant followed this album with the first of her Christmas albums, which would later be the basis for her holiday shows. In , she released another pop-oriented Christian hit, Straight Ahead , earning Grant her first appearance at the Grammy Awards show in The head of NBC took notice of Grant's performance and called her manager to book her for her own Christmas special.
Hardly had Grant established herself as the "Queen of Christian Pop" when she changed directions to widen her fan base and hence her musical message. Her goal was to become the first Christian singer-songwriter who was also successful as a contemporary pop singer.
She also scored No. Lead Me On contained many songs that were about Christianity and love relationships, but some interpreted it as not being an obviously "Christian" record. The mainstream song "Saved by Love" was a minor hit, receiving airplay on radio stations featuring the newly emerging Adult Contemporary format. The album's title song received some pop radio airplay and crossed over to No.
In , she appeared in a Target ad campaign, performing songs off the album. When Heart in Motion was released in , many fans were surprised that the album was so clearly one of contemporary pop music. Grant's desire to widen her audience was frowned upon by the confines of the popular definitions of ministry at the time.
Four other hits from the album made the Pop top " Every Heartbeat " No. Many Christian fans remained loyal, putting the album atop Billboard Contemporary Christian Chart for 32 weeks. House of Love in continued in the same vein, boasting catchy pop songs mingled with spiritual lyrics. The album was a multi-platinum success and produced the pop hit " Lucky One " No.
Wrong soundtrack, Behind the Eyes was released in September The album struck a much darker note, leaning more towards downtempo, acoustic soft-rock songs, with more mature yet still optimistic lyrics. She called it her "razor blades and Prozac " album.
The video for "Takes a Little Time" was a new direction for Grant; with a blue light filter, acoustic guitar, the streets and characters of New York City, and a plot, Grant was re-cast as an adult light rocker.
The album was certified Gold in Grant returned to her roots with the release of an album of hymns titled Legacy Hymns and Faith. The album featured a Vince Gill-influenced mix of bluegrass and pop and marked Grant's 25th anniversary in the music industry. The album did not have the success of her previous pop or gospel efforts. 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.
Grant released a sequel in titled Rock of Ages 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. In a February webchat, Grant stated she believes her "best music is still ahead".
The concert was released on September 26, In a February web chat on her web site, Grant discussed a book she was working on titled Mosaic: Pieces of My Life So Far , saying, "It's not an autobiography, but more a collection of memories, song lyrics, poetry and a few pictures.
In November, it debuted at No. Marking the start of Grant's new contract is a career-spanning greatest hits album, with all the songs digitally remastered. In February , Grant joined the writing team from Compassionart as a guest vocalist at the Abbey Road studios, London, to record a song called "Highly Favoured", which was included on the album CompassionArt. The two-disc release includes the original album and a second disc with new acoustic recordings, live performances from , and interviews with Amy.
Grant recreated the Lead Me On tour in the fall of At the end of the concert, Grant returned to the stage and sang "Thy Word". When asked about the new album during an interview with CBN. I feel like songs have the ability to connect us to ourselves and to each other, and to our faith, to the love of Jesus, in a way that conversation doesn't do. Songs kind of slip in and move you before you realize it. On August 19, , she released an album of hits remixed by well known engineers and DJs.
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