If there was one singer that I would give my right arm to sing with it would be Amy Grant. Ok, I might not be willing to sacrifice body parts, but I’d sure be will to shave my head or something equally weird.
For as long as I can remember I have been a fan of Amy. I have been lucky enough to attend two of her concerts, and yes for one I was a nerd enough to MAKE HER SOMETHING and walk up to the stage and hand it to her. I wish I had a picture of it, it was a pinkish hand towel that I had cross-stitched “Heart in Motion” onto (the name of her album and tour). Yeah, I bet she still has that hanging in her bathroom (let me enjoy my delusions).
There was always something about Amy and about her music that I connected with. She’s real and her life experiences come through in her songs in a way that I really relate to. Her music helped me survive my teens and twenties with my faith intact and a reasonably sound outlook on life!
On March 30th, Amy is releasing her latest album titled “Somewhere Down the Road” – her latest in 7 years (it’s about time) and I was lucky enough to get a copy of it before it goes on sale.
Here’s some info from amygrant.com about the album:
Her latest effort, Somewhere Down the Road, is a potent collection that takes the listener on a musical journey that reverberates with messages of resiliency, promise and hope. The 12-track set includes four new songs, several previously unreleased gems from her musical vault and a newly recorded version of “Arms of Love.” The new album also serves up four poignant treasures from Grant’s existing songbook, including the powerful title track.
And the track list:
- Better Than A Hallelujah
- Overnight (Featuring Sarah Chapman)
- Every Road
- Hard Times
- What Is The Chance Of That
- Somewhere Down The Road
- Third World Woman
- Find What You’re Looking For
- Come Into My World
- Arms Of Love (2010 Version)
- Imagine / Sing The Wondrous Love Of Jesus
There’s not a song on the album that I don’t like but really the first two songs are my absolute favorite. I especially love Overnight because the lyrics are so timely for me and Amy’s daughter sings with her and she has an amazing voice for only being 17 years old. But also…the song allows me to live in my delusions further and sing my own duet with Amy while driving in the car. And the best part is that no matter how many times I play the song (and sing along) my kids ask me to play it again! It’s their favorite song too.
Overall, Amy fans won’t be disappointed by the album. Seven years is WAY TOO LONG to wait for new Amy Grant music, but she made it worth the wait!
And for MY fans, you are lucky I carry a Flip camera with to record my performances….you only get the audio…I was driving and the video was pretty dull.
[audio:overnight.mp3] (click the little arrow to play)