Grammy Museum

Posted on: September 16th, 2008 by Jennifer 19 Comments

A new GRAMMY Museum is opening in downtown Los Angeles and they have asked for Amy to donate an artifact to display in their "Sacred Music" Case. Given her cross over appeal and Pop Music success, we decided to loan them the original leopard jacket that was used for the cover art of the "UNGUARDED" album jacket. The jacket will be on loan for at least a year….

  • Jangle

    excuse me, but this famous jacket was used for the cover art of the “Unguarded” album not “Straight Ahead.” Ugh!
    btw….I have a wonderful matching pair of pants and platform shoes that I can loan to the museum too, if need be.

  • Bonnie

    That is hilarious. Awesome.

  • Walter

    Way to go Jake. I am sure she meant Unguarded. : )

  • http://profile.typekey.com/bodyandsoulhealth/ Yvonne

    What does this have to do with Jesus?

  • http://sleeplessmornings.blogspot.com/ Merrie

    Wow — I wondered if it would ever be seen again by human eyes. ;) Unguarded was my first record ever. Yowza. I remember trying to explain to my non-religious father that Amy wasn’t overtly religious…”just a gospel singer of the Lord.” I’m sure that helped ease his worries. HA!
    Thanks for sharing. :)

  • marcelle costa

    yeah!!!! great, unguarded is awesome.
    Marcelle: Brazil

  • firefly

    I can’t believe it’s just hanging there on a plastic hanger!

  • Tim Gragg

    An answer to “What this jacket has to do with Jesus?”
    Well….I went to the unuarded tour when I was about 14 years old with a friend of mine that went to a little old country church. Their youth group was going and I was invited. I didn’t go to church then as my parents were not really religious. I thought it was awesome music and from Amy’s testimony (in that leopard print jacket)…I decided to start going to church. I was then saved and baptized. And today, I don’t know how I would even be the person I am without Jesus love for me. I was just a boy from a broken home that didn’t know much about Jesus until Amy sang her songs of unconditional love in that leopard print jacket. So …now you know what the jacket has to do with Jesus…:)

  • Tim Gragg

    An answer to “What this jacket has to do with Jesus?”
    Well….I went to the unuarded tour when I was about 14 years old with a friend of mine that went to a little old country church. Their youth group was going and I was invited. I didn’t go to church then as my parents were not really religious. I thought it was awesome music and from Amy’s testimony (in that leopard print jacket)…I decided to start going to church. I was then saved and baptized. And today, I don’t know how I would even be the person I am without Jesus love for me. I was just a boy from a broken home that didn’t know much about Jesus until Amy sang her songs of unconditional love in that leopard print jacket. So …now you know what the jacket has to do with Jesus…:)

  • Alyssa

    I’m soo happy to see the famous Leopard Jacket!! Hope one day to go check out that Grammy museum. It’s cool to see Amy representing!!! Way to Go Amy!!!

  • Jen

    thanks for catching the error. i obviously knew that it was for UNGUARDED but somehow typed Straight Ahead. Please know, there will be mistakes like that from time to time and feel free to correct me (nicely!)
    More to come…
    Jen

  • lpvmusic

    Jake…you know what that means? Road trip to the Grammy Museum in L.A.!!!

  • marcelle costa

    I’M JUST 19 YEARS,LIVE IN BRAZIL, NEITHER WAS BORN AT THE 80′S AND I DON’T KNOW WHTAT IS THE QUESTION WHITH THE JACKET, SOMEONE COULD, PLEASE, EXPLAIN IT.?
    THE PEPLEO JUDGE AMY BECAUSE OF THE JACKET?IS IT?

  • marcelle costa

    I MEAN JUDGED

  • Walter Stinson

    In response as well to the person who asked…what does this jacket have to do with Jesus. One of my favorite Amy Grant songs was performed many times while she was wearing that jacket…Love of Another Kind. If you listen to the words–it has everything to do with Jesus.

  • Christine

    Wow, what an honor. The Unguarded Tour that came to Fresno CA, was my first meeting with Amy Grant. I was so fortunate to give Amy a hug while she was wearing the jacket, just before she was to perform on stage.
    The minute that I gave her a hug, all my fears in my stomach went away, and I felt the spirit of God within her. That was a night that I will cherish forever.
    I was given the opportunity to tell Amy how much I appreciated her and her music.
    If it wasn’t for Amy’s music, I wouldn’t be here today. I cant thank her enoough for being so understanding, and kind when I first met her. Amy made me feel like I was part of her family. I am so glad to have made her aquaintance so many years ago, and as the years go by, she still has that warm sense of humor, and kindness that will take a all your fears away.

  • Joey

    Jen,
    You say the “original” jacket she wore on the album cover. Just weird curiorsity but does that mean there were replicas made for the tour? She wore it some on the “Straight Ahead” tour and on the Grammy show in ’84. So is that all the same jacket or were there several and this just happens to be “the one” that was used for the “Unguarded” photo shoot? I know, dorky fan question but still wondered.
    Thanks,
    Joey

  • Jen

    Yes, there were several replicas of the jacket made for the Unguarded tour. This is the one that was worn on the album cover. It was from a store in Memphis.

  • Tricia Dudley

    I wondered what happened to that jacket! :) I hope someday Amy can retrieve it from the Grammy Museum and put it in her own museum in Nashville! :)

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