Amy Grant At Grand Ole Opry
Amy Grant is a versatile performer who has achieved success in contemporary Christian music, mainstream pop, adult contemporary, and gospel bluegrass. She was among the first contemporary Christian artists to crossover into mainstream secular music.
Grant began singing at a young age and made her first recording contract before she graduated high school. Grant became hugely popular in the Christian music world. Her album Age to Age was the first Christian album to be certified platinum and she remains the best-selling Christian singer in the world. Grant's biggest hits include “Find a Way,” “The Next Time I Fall,” “In a Little While,” and “El Shaddai.” Grant switched directions in the 1990 and recorded two albums which, while not necessarily Christian, still showcased her spiritual mindset and optimistic lyrics, Heart in Motion and House of Love. “Baby Baby,” her breakout mainstream hit, reached No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100. Grant has returned to her Christian roots for her most recent work, recording gospel songs tinged with a bluegrass sound influenced by her husband Vince Gill. Grant is also an author, having published four books including a memoir.
Amy Grant has won six Grammy Awards, five for Best Gospel Performance and one for the album Rock of Ages, which won Best Southern, Country, or Bluegrass Album in2006. Grant has won a plethora of other accolades as well, including 25 Dove Awards and membership in the Gospel Hall of Fame and Christian Music Hall of Fame. She is involved with several charity organizations, which earned her the Minnie Pearl Humanitarian Award.