Amy Grant was the pioneer of contemporary Christian music for many years. Between 1977-1988, she released eight studio albums. She was the voice of the genre. Grant’s core music remained Christian music, even though she tried out pop with “Unguarded” in 1985 and “The Next Time I Fall” in 1986.
In 1991, however, “Baby Baby”, a sweet and bouncy song, stormed through pop radio. It reached No. Grant was able to reach the top spot on the Hot 100, and he became a household name.
The album with the lead single “Heart in Motion”, (its title was taken from “Baby Baby”) would be sold 5 million copies and peak at No. Grant’s Christian fans would still love the album, which climbed to No. 10 on Billboard 200. 1 for 32 weeks on Christian albums chart.
“Baby Baby”, however, was only the beginning. “Heart in Motion” also produced four pop hits – “Every Heartbeat”, “That’s How Love is For,” and “Good for Me” – before being nominated for Grammys for album and song of year (“Baby Baby”) at 1992’s awards show.
Grant’s best-known release will be celebrated with a double-CD reissue on July 9. It features the original album remastered, as well as unreleased songs and remixes to “Heart in Motion”. The album will be available on vinyl in remastered form on July 30.
Grant had open-heart surgery for partial anomalouspulmonary venous returns in June 2020. She is doing well. Grant also has post-COVID-19 fog.
She’ll begin a tour in Beaver Creek (Colorado) in August and travel across the country until November. Her husband Vince Gill will be “playing more places,” she joked, as the Eagles are back on the road.