Amy Lee Grant is an American author, media personality, singer and song-writer. She developed an interest for church stories, songs and hymns early on. Amy is a self-taught guitarist and used to work at a recording studio when she was young. Amy signed her first recording contract with a Christian recording agency and released her debut album ‘Amy Grant’ in the year 1978. At the same time, she took part in a concert while her freshman year in Furman University had just started. Grant decided to follow her passion and built a career in music. She got her big break with the release of her album, ‘Age to Age’, which brought her instant fame. Soon after that, she released few Christmas albums and sang them during holiday concerts. Her Christmas album, ‘Straight Ahead’ became a hit. Amy’s love for Christianity was visible in her albums and continued releasing such albums. In between, Amy showed interest in pop music and released, ‘Heart in Motion’ which became a hit and earned her fame in the mainstream music world. The album ‘A Christmas to Remember’ is considered as her comeback album as few of her albums were not a hit. She has authored her memoir, ‘Mosaic: Pieces of My Life So Far’. Amy’s thoughts on Christianity, Jesus, music and life would give you hope. We have curated a few of her quotes and sayings from her songs and life.
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.
Life is a process, and you just take it a day at a time, and you can't live in tomorrow, and you can't reach back and be in yesterday. No matter how much you want to, you just have what's right there in front of you.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
I don't write songs that don't affect me on some level, because I figure if I am not moved by it, if its not something that I have a longing to celebrate or to be reminded of, if it doesn't affect me, then how can I possibly think it is going to affect somebody else. My touchstone is write something that matters.
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.