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Amy Grant

  • American musician
  • Born November 25, 1960

Amy Lee Grant (born November 25, 1960) is an American singer, songwriter, musician, author and media personality. She is known for performing contemporary Christian music (CCM) and for a successful crossover to pop music in the 1980s and 1990s. She has been referred to as "The Queen of Christian Pop".As of 2009, she had sold more than 30 million albums worldwide, won six Grammy Awards and 22 Gospel Music Association Dove Awards, and had the first Christian album to go Platinum. She was honored with a star on Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2006 for her contributions to the entertainment industry.


Faith is salted and peppered through everything at Christmas. And I love at least one night by the Christmas tree to sing and feel the quiet holiness of that time that's set apart to celebrate love, friendship, and God's gift of the Christ child.




Get outside. Watch the sunrise. Watch the sunset. How does that make you feel? Does it make you feel big or tiny? Because there's something good about feeling both.




I think our culture encourages all of us to always put our best foot forward. I think it's a good thing. I think it's nice to rise to the occasion, to be kind and considerate, and have self control.




There's a beauty to wisdom and experience that cannot be faked. It's impossible to be mature without having lived.




Thanksgiving Day is a good day to recommit our energies to giving thanks and just giving.




I can look at the future with anticipation. And it's comforting to know that someday, as Christians, we'll be able to look back and have a little more clarity on why certain things in life happened.




The people I've been exposed to have been people of amazing integrity.




Somebody who has been in a very bad wreck is going to be very conscientious about not speeding through a yellow light... You just learn so many good lessons when you go through a failed marriage.




I did the best I could, and in some arenas, my best was not good enough. I've made some bad choices.




I think for a woman, the hardest thing about growing old is becoming invisible. There's something very front and center about being young.




But my experience is that people who have been through painful, difficult times are filled with compassion.




I can look back at different times in my life when I felt I could not find my way out of whatever it was. I'm not necessarily talking about marriage, but I wanted to pack it in. I wanted to disappear. A lot of that has to do with being in the public eye.




When I was younger, I just thought that my plans were probably going to be more exciting than my parents' plans or the establishment. I sort of got by on being a little bit of a rebel.




Anybody who's ever gone through a hard time - any outsider's perception, no matter how much information they're given, they have no idea what the person's life is like.




Without black, no color has any depth. But if you mix black with everything, suddenly there's shadow - no, not just shadow, but fullness. You've got to be willing to mix black into your palette if you want to create something that's real.




Since I travel so much, it's always great to be home. There's nothing like getting to raid my own refrigerator at two in the morning.




Life goes by really fast, and it seems that there are times when you're burying a lot of friends and family. And then there are times that feel really precious and everybody is doing okay. This is one of those times.




When I look back at the pictures of our blended family the day Vince and I married, he and I are smiling, and all the children are frowning.




You have to treat people gently because we're all in a process. What might seem like a good idea to somebody at 21 is probably not going to seem like a good idea at 50, but you don't know that until you get there.




Do I think all contemporary Christian music is good? No.




I started my teenage years singing in churches across America, and finally wound up on a big stage.




People are going to come into your life that need you, and being there for them makes the day worth living. People are going to come into your life that you need, and that's the really crazy thing.




For me, the backdrop of half the experiences of life includes music.




Every good relationship, especially marriage, is based on respect. If it's not based on respect, nothing that appears to be good will last very long.




I just think music is such a beautiful thing. It lifts the heart and buoys up your spirits - all kinds of music.




Depending on what day of the week it is and what time of the month it is, I'm a good friend or not a good friend. I'm more or less a good mom or not a good mom, more or less a good mate or not a good mate. That's just life, whether or not you're public.




Come Christmas Eve, we usually go to my mom and dad's. Everybody brings one gift and then we play that game when we all steal it from each other. Some are really cool, others are useful and some are a bit out there.




I write about everything, but I just - how faith filters through all that and colors your opinion of other people and life and all that.




There is not a formula for the way that God heals. There's not a timetable.




The most consistent musical experience I had growing up was church music.




How we absorb music is unique. I know what I do. When I'm listening to music, I tend to find myself in a song. That's what really makes you connect is if you feel what that song is saying.




I've found that music allows years to fold like an accordion over each other, so I guess you don't feel the passage of time as much.




If you went to your closet today, would you pull out the same outfit you wore 10 or 15 years ago? You wear feelings and faith differently as well.




Real relationship is gritty and earthy, the stuff that life is made of.




I'm frustrated by something, it's my fault for exposing myself to it in the first place. The rumor mill always seemed like a grass fire to me. Why walk out in the middle of the field, it's just going to flame out and go away just like everything else does?




But now it's kind of a given that a 15-year-old would have a record deal and sell a quarter of a million records. No one's expecting her to answer any deep theological questions. And I'll tell you, I was asked some deep theological questions from the git-go.



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