by Kim Jones
Amy Grant has sold 24+ million albums, including 1 Quintuple Platinum, 1 Triple Platinum, 1 Double Platinum, 6 Platinum and 3 Gold albums. She has won five Grammy's and 24 Dove's, and has performed everywhere from the White House to Monday Night Football. She has taken Christian music to a wider audience than any other artist in the Christian genre.
Family has always been an important part of Amy's life. The youngest of four daughters, she was born in Augusta, Georgia, but grew up in Nashville in a Christian home that instilled faith, family values and support. By the time she was 16, Amy had released her first album and was on her way to becoming a dominant voice in the Christian music movement.
Amy doesn't limit herself to music. She volunteers for the "Make-a-Wish" Foundation, the American Cancer Society and the American Heart Association. In 1992 she was named Young Tennessean of the Year and was honored with the prestigious Pax Christi Award, the Peace of Christ Award. Amy is only the third woman and ninth layperson to receive this honor since its inception in 1963.
Amy displays commitment to caring about her fellowman and a heart eager to lift up those around her. "I feel so fortunate and so blessed to get to do music for a career," she relates. "It's very gratifying to be invited into other people's lives as the result of having done something that came very naturally to you."
- 1988 - Best Contemporary Album - Lead Me On
- 1986 - Best Gospel Performance - Unguarded
- 1985 - Best Gospel Performance - Angels
- 1984 - Best Gospel Performance - Ageless Medley
- 1983 - Best Contemporary Album - Age To Age
Other Special Awards
- 24 Dove Awards - Including 4 Time Artist of the Year
- 2003 Inducted Into The Gospel Music Association "Hall Of Fame"
- 2001 "Nashvillian of the Year"
- 1999 The Nashville Chamber of Commerce, Nashville Symphony and Tennessee Performing Arts Center: "An Evening With the Arts" Honoring Grant's Contributions to the Nashville Performing Arts Community
- 1999 The Target House - The Amy Grant Rose
- 1996 TNN Awards - Sarah Cannon Humanitarian Award
- 1996 Columbia Hospital - Minnie Pearl Humanitarian Award
- 1996 ASCAP Award - Voice of America
- 1996 Academy of Achievement - Golden Plate Award
- 1994 St. John University - Pax Christi Award
- 1994 Nashville Symphony - Harmony Award
- 1992 Junior Chamber of Commerce - Outstanding Tennessean
Amy Grant Discography
- Rock of Ages (2005)
- Greatest Hits - 1986-2004 (2004)
- Simple Things (2003)
- Legacy… Hymns And Faith (2002)
- A Christmas To Remember (1999) (Gold)
- Behind the Eyes (1997) (Gold)
- House of Love (1994) (Double Platinum)
- Home For Christmas (1992) (Triple Platinum)
- Heart In Motion (1991) (Quintuple Platinum)
- Lead Me On (1988) (Platinum)
- The Collection (1986) (Platinum)
- Unguarded (1985) (Platinum)
- Straight Ahead (1984) (Platinum)
- A Christmas Album (1983) (Platinum)
- Age To Age (1982) (Platinum)
- Amy Grant "In Concert. Vol. II" (1981)
- Amy Grant "In Concert" (1981)
- Never Alone (1980)
- My Father's Eyes (1979)
- Amy Grant (1977) (Gold)
For more about Amy Grant, including samples of her music, visit her web site.
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