Amy Lee Grant is an American singer, songwriter, and musician who was born on November 25, 1960. She started out with CCM before transitioning to pop music in the 1980s and 1990s. The “Queen of Christian Pop” has referred to her.
Her album was the first Christian album to reach platinum, and as of 2009, she had sold more than 30 million albums worldwide. She had also won 22 Gospel Music Association Dove Awards and six Grammy Awards. For her services to the entertainment industry, she received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2006. In 2022, she was named the recipient of the Kennedy Center Honors.
Grant made her recording debut as a teen, and in the 1980s, she rose to stardom in Christian music with songs like “Father’s Eyes,” “El Shaddai,” and “Angels.” She started expanding her fan base in the middle of the 1980s, and after the success of her CCM albums Lead Me On and Unguarded, she quickly became one of the first CCM performers to break into mainstream pop. She and Peter Cetera recorded a duet in 1986 that became her first No. 1 song on the Billboard Hot 100.
Michael W Smith and Amy Grant relationship timeline
In 1980, Grant first encountered an exciting Michael W. Smith. Grant and Smith, who toured together intermittently over the majority of Smith’s career in contemporary Christian music, maintained their friendship and transformed it into one of modern music’s longest-running collaborations. They have been coworkers for decades and have been friends for a very long time.