Two Shows To Go….

Posted on: November 21st, 2008 by Amy Grant 40 Comments

Today is a sunny day in New Jersey.

Our tour bus rolled into town about 2:30 this morning and we all made our drowsy trek into the hotel for some good sleep.
I've spent the day doing interviews for Vince's and my upcoming Christmas tour.
These days on the road are so unique….nothing like home.
As energizing as this musical experience has been….as precious as reconnecting with all of these old friends continues to be….I'm sure missing my family.
Next week I'll be back to the regular routine of a 6:15 alarm…waking up next to Vince…involved in the daily happenings of the kids… planning Thanksgiving dinner…catching up with friends and family.
That all sounds fabulous to me right now.
But for now, I am looking forward to the last two shows of a tour that has been my favorite musical experience in a long long time.
Thank you to all of you who have made the effort to join me on this walk down memory lane.
Haven't we had fun!
  • Serini Betancourt

    Hey Mrs. Grant
    Thank you so much for all that you do. You have been such an encouragment and I am glad that you have allowed God to use you in so many awesome ways. I am tryin to let go of my stubborn self and allow God the chance to use me for His great works. It’s a slow process but with God all things are possible right. It also helps when individuals such as yourslef are there to help encourage the weak. And you were right, it is the right time! It was an honor meeting you and thank you for your wisdom and prayer. I hope that someday I can be an encourager to others around me, the way you were when I needed it.

  • http://joyinview.wordpress.com Amelia

    Hi Amy! Hope your last two shows on this tour go well. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving with your family!

  • Rashana Opal Buttolph

    DEAREST AMY GRANT,
    Thank you ever so much for making Last Friday a week ago today the best Walk down memory lane for me and my good friend. All the songs you sang were my most favorite songs also as I grew up listening to them when I was 9 years old. My Mom and Dad saw you in Hawaii but I was too young in 1986 to go with them so I did not get to go. Then we lived over seas after that and we could not make it to your other concerts but I most definitely listened to your music all my life and you are most definitely are my most favorite singer in the whole wide world of all the singer I like so that is a plus. Also your concert last Friday was my very first concert I have ever been to. So I just want to thank you for making my very first concert the very best experience I have ever had in my whole 32 years of life. If I ever go to another concert of someone else singing yours will by far exceed the others that theirs will definitely not excell with me at all as yours will beat them all and will most definitely be my Most Favorite concert experience and I will have to say Amy Grant concert is my most favorite concert ever in the whole wide world. 1 of these days I will be sure and get to meet you face to face. I will be sure that the next time you come back to your roots here in Fort Worth Texas for another concert tour I will have my good friend and I paid for and in your fan club so we can come to a soundcheck and meet you in person and talk to you. I will definitely make sure and have us come to Yours and Vince’s Christmas concerts whenever you all come to Fort Worth and perform hopefully at the Bass hall hopefull in the future maybe in a year or 2. I even love your hubby Mr. Vince gill. The Most Handsome and the Most Beautiful Husband and Wife singing couple of all the singing couples I know. Thank you for being here for us fans who love you. Your the best, Amy Grant. Love ya Amy Girl,

  • Ryan

    Amy ~
    Getting to see you during this tour was the highlight of my year. As I mentioned to you I flew from Madison, WI to see you in Modesto, CA. Besides getting to see some of my closest friends and getting to see the show with them, it was more than worth the trip and I’d do it all over again times 100!
    I may get to see you for the Christmas show not sure yet. If I do I’d have to drive to St. Louis which is a nice 6 hour drive which would be more than worth it but I’m not sure what our weather is doing yet. I will do my best to be there I promise!
    This year was filled with heartache and happiness. Seeing you made all that bad junk seem so small and far away.
    Love,
    Ryan
    P.S. Thanks for the Dip :) It was my pleasure

  • Rashana Opal Buttolph

    Dearest Mrs Amy,
    I know I just posted a comment but I did not want to forget to wish you the very Happiest of Birthday on Tuesday. This will just be a quick Happy Birthday as I will write you a special birthday message on your actual birthday on the 25th. This is just a pre- birthday wish. Love ya

  • Roberta

    Hey lady…
    Thank you for giving of yourself to create and execute this tour…It truly has been memorable…I love all of your music, but especially the songs from both Unguarded and LMO…They truly bring me right back to center each and every time I listen to them…The truth and honesty are at time brutal, but needful…Have a lovely birthday (mine is Sunday!) and a joyous Thanksgiving with your loved ones! Love and hugs always…
    Roberta
    (aka-the seashell lady!)

  • Chris (Charlotte, NC)

    “Haven’t we had fun!” Indeed, we have.

  • Jake

    Tagging along all of the California stops of this tour was time well spent. I created such fond, new memories based upon old memories, new friends while memorizing old friend’s faces and stories. Dancing barefoot in the grass and under the stars, singing along to great songs, staying up late, sharing meals with lots of loved ones, telling secrets, introducing my dad & brother to you, road tripping, hiking the beach, seeing the Sequoia Forest for the first time, crying in the hot tub, being close to my favorite gals were some of my favorite reasons for taking the time to attend these shows. I am grateful for the catalyst it became in reminding me of the dreams and the person I used to be and all that was beautiful about that guy.
    I love you, Amy, but you already know. ~Jake

  • Rachel (WI)

    Amy, I just love the way you make it all sound so homey, the way you talk,the way you write music and the way you sing.It’s like sitting in your living room with a cup of coffee listening to you. It’s so wonderful!Thank you so very much for being such a amazing inspiration for me and every one else who loves you. God Bless you and your wonderful family.

  • Tess G

    I can’t believe you didn’t feel compelled to blog about being in awesome Wichita, Kansas last weekend! Ha ha! Amy, we just love you and you’ve brought so much joy to our lives through your music and personality. It was fantastic to see you again in person… our third time, and you just get better and better; it was like seeing an old friend again and even brought tears to our eyes. A night of music with you is like sitting around the campfire with good friends and we can’t thank you enough for sharing your time and talent with us. Your concert in Wichita about 14 years ago was our first date… :)
    All the best,
    T & B

  • http://search.viewpoint.com/pl/websearch?k=fabinski&opt=web&tn=0&iss=d-www-en-us_i-E9845H6I3CK4211J_s-0&ps=40&xargs=&dt=B Mary Ellen Fabinski-Tohidi

    Dear Amy and her fans, I am Mary Ellen Fabinski-Tohidi and I a glad to be alive. I had a chest cancer that also died 3 times in 2006. I went to the concert last night by myself (I am glad I can drive again) it took 2 hours to get there. It was worth the $83.00 for a ticket. The first song was My Father’s Eyes the last song was Turn, Turn.It was great. I am a stay at home mom with 2 kids Robert 13 and Joseph 10, Ali is husband for 17 years. I am now looking for a part time job it might take monthes the market is bad.God loves me and all of you people too. Love Mary Ellen Tohidi

  • http://hk.youtube.com/watch?v=Z1yOBheGasY Nothing

    Dear Amy
    Dont you know there was a Cantonese version of Amy Grant’s Baby baby—Cold and hot by Yolinda Yan fm Hong Kong 17 years ago?
    Here is the link!
    http://hk.youtube.com/watch?v=Z1yOBheGasY
    What do u think about that version?

  • http://hk.youtube.com/watch?v=Z1yOBheGasY Nothing

    Dear Amy
    Dont you know there was a Cantonese version of Amy Grant’s Baby baby—Cold and hot by Yolinda Yan fm Hong Kong 17 years ago?
    Here is the link!
    http://hk.youtube.com/watch?v=Z1yOBheGasY
    What do u think about that version?

  • marcelle costa

    Já tá acabando:(?
    A amazing feeling of see you, Amy, singing this preety songs again( for sure in the you tube,cause i live in brazil:)).
    The band was awesome. rock, rock!! yeah…
    bye…but yet two shows to go…:)So…go rock!
    “A Alegria do Senhor é a nossa força…”

  • cindy

    It was soooooo much fun!!!! The best part, other than the music of course, was how evident it was that YOU were enjoying yourself on stage. Your energy was great and your band is fantastic (Kim cracks me up!!). Seeing you in Hershey was a birthday gift I’ll never forget. Thank you once again for your music and just for being the person that you are. Enjoy your last two shows and especially your time with your family. Happy Thanksgiving!!! and Happy Birthday!! I’m bringing my kids to see you and Vince in Baltimore for the Christmas show. It’s a special treat for them. Much love, Cindy

  • Pam

    Thanks for last night….the show was wonderful, the band was outstanding, and your tender and funny way of connecting with the audience, endearing. An evening that will linger in my memory for a long time. God bless you and your family.

  • Kevin

    Amy, Thanks so much for a great show at the Tower Theater tonight to close out the tour. We were there, five rows back, all the way on your left, standing and dancing most of the night. I was eighteen when LMO came out and now I’m …not eighteen. But you’re right, we can pull something of ourselves out of the past. I was just so happy to be there. So much has happened since 1988… I went from being a kid who discovered that this “jesus” thing was worth thinking about to being a theology professor trying to reach out to other eighteen year olds who might be asking the same questions… and you and your music have been there for the whole trip.
    (I confess I was hoping that Vince might surprise you on the closing night and show up… ah well.)

  • stephen Kaiss

    Amy, I was the “old man” second row in the pit at Hershey who couldn’t stay seated. I had to be up and dance. I was in Hershey twenty years ago at the LMO tour and I was struck how different the audience was. We all have aged a bit. But I knew that this probably was going to be the last time I ever heard you sing most of these songs and I was going to enjoy every minute of it. My dad died five weeks ago and the day of your concert was going to be his 85 birthday. I miss him so much but being at the concert was a wonderful comfort to me. He asked me to read Ecclesiastes 3 at his funeral and wouldn’t you know it – you closed with it.
    God is amazing. Thank you for not giving up “the fight” and giving me such a gift. See you at the Christmas concert in Baltimore. Stephen

  • Judi Selvage

    Ms. Grant,
    It is now 1:00 AM Sunday Nov.23rd. I just returned from your concert in Upper Darby and couldn’t go to sleep until I wrote to you.
    Thank you for one of the most memorable experiences of my life. Your music has always inspired and enhanced my belief in God.
    One of the last great memories I have is of your concert at the Capital Center near DC. At that time the only way I could afford to go to your concert was by winning tickets from our local radio station. I was also fortunate to get tickets front row center. I had my 10 year old daughter with me. A few months earlier my daughter’s “boyfriend”, my Dad, has died. I thought this concert would lift her spirits, especially since you were her favorite performer. As soon as she saw you her face just lit up. And when you brought her up on stage with you her face just glowed. She just knew that her grandfather was there watching the two of you.
    Tonight I got to relive that experience. Lauren was sitting next to me and I could see that little 10 year old beaming from her beautiful face once again.
    Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!!God bless you!! He certainly has blessed the rest of us with your beautiful, caring and uplifting talent!!!!
    Judi Selvage

  • Tricia

    Amy,
    Thank you, thank you for a wonderful night in Wichita!! I’ve seen umpteen of your concerts but Lead Me On 2008 ranks in the top five. Also, thank you for taking the time to meet with us FOAers during soundcheck. Everything was running late but you still made time for us once again. Those are moments in our lives that we fans never, ever forget. Thank you Amy for contributing so much to my life. You are very loved.
    Tricia from Nebraska

  • wayne allen

    Amy, I don’t know what to say! Tower Theatre show was out of this world! Sure hope There is like a cd/dvd type package of the reunion tour! What an awesome way it would be to commence the lead me on tour after 20 years! The way you brought back those old songs and gave them a rebirth again and them new ones! WOW! That will be great to have new material from our Amy! Awesome! Keep on doing what you do Amy! We love you!

  • wayne allen

    Thanks again to u and the awesome band again! What memories! Great seeing old friends and new ones! Can’t wait for another amy grant concert! We love you!

  • http://www.myspace.com/ryan_moore Ryan Moore

    Amy. I love you. Please come to Seattle.
    I’m going to try to get famous so I can sing a song with you.
    I’ll keep you updated.

  • tom carlough

    Dear Amy, I am dating an old friend of yours who has gone thru some very hard times health wise since you last talked. Her name is Terri Rotondi (Miller) and you met her yrs ago at school from the Williamsport Pa area and shared the love of God together then …you two became good friends as understand it, but as the yrs went by she lost touch with you…..She has suffered a brain tumor and stroke and has made a recovery nothing short of from God’s hand. I am bringing her by surprise to the Elmira First Arena show Dec 13th. I took her to Vince’s show in NY State at the Ski Lodge just a short time ago and she loved it so. It would be so up lifting to her if you could call out to her from the stage. I missed out on those meet and greet tickets. Keep up the Lords work and stay well…..

  • Wendy Boyd

    Hi Amy
    I was at your Morristown soundcheck & performance … I am the girl who travelled all the way from London especially for the concert :-) I have been listening to your stuff since I was about 7 and it was a lifelong dream to see you in concert (I have literally waited 24 years!) – it was a birthday gift from my brother and most certainly one I will never forget. It was amazing to be at the sound check and then the evening performance – you & the band were brilliant and just really enjoying yourselves, it was fantastic.
    Thank you so much for doing this 20 year anniversary tour, I am so glad it was the tour I got to go see you in cause it was just awesome.
    I have waffled on – sorry ;-)
    Have a fab birthday, thanksgiving & holiday season :-)
    Much love, Wendy (London, UK)

  • http://www.engravedeuniques.com Kaye MacKay

    Sweet Amy, Many thanks for a wonderful time in Ft. Worth. Enjoyed spending time with you and Kim. Wanted you to read about our experience:
    http://kkskreations.blogspot.com/2008/11/amy-grant-tickets-sent-by-angel.html
    Also, please email me your shipping address, so I can send you my shirt from the night!
    Blessings always,
    Kaye

  • Jan Stover

    Amy-
    It was nice to meet you in Wichita, Kansas. I had the best time at the sound check. I met briefly with you before the show…a dream of mine since hearing you in Kansas City in the late 70′s! Thanks for being so sweet and coming down to let us take pictures with you and talk awhile-it did my heart a world of good. You are a person of many talents. I look forward to your next concert, the next book, and many more songs from your heart. Bless you, Amy.

  • Julie

    Hi Amy,
    I was at the Wichita concert. My sister and I were in the 4th row left with a lot of other FOAers in the same row who rocked the whole night away together and who went right up front during “Fight”, that was so AWESOME!!! There are no words to express how excited I was that night and what a fabulous time I had!!! My sister and I have probably seen you 15-20 times since the House Of Love tour, and aside from the very first time in 1995, this LMO show was definitely a #2 favorite. Thank you so much to you and your band for doing this reunion tour. I had never heard you sing most of those old songs that I love so much in concert before, it was so awesome to let loose and rock out and just praise God all together! I also enjoyed so much watching you and the band having a blast!
    Thank you especially too, as others have expressd also, for taking time to talk with your FOA members at the sound check. You didn’t have much time but you made time. I have met you four times, and you have been so sweet and genuine each and every time. I cannot begin to express to you how much that has meant to me. It is so gracious of you to not only allow us FOAers to come to your sound check, but then also to take the time to talk with us too.Thank you so much for that from the bottom of my heart. I’m not sure you truly understand how much that means to me and I’m sure all FOAers as well. Thank you for an evening I will once again never, ever forget, and will hold in my heart always.
    So, Happy Birthday Tuesday, and I hope you have a very wonderful Thanksgiving and enjoy time with your family.
    God Bless You Always,
    Julie D.
    Lincoln, NE

  • Julie

    Hi Amy,
    I was at the Wichita concert. My sister and I were in the 4th row left with a lot of other FOAers in the same row who rocked the whole night away together and who went right up front during “Fight”, that was so AWESOME!!! There are no words to express how excited I was that night and what a fabulous time I had!!! My sister and I have probably seen you 15-20 times since the House Of Love tour, and aside from the very first time in 1995, this LMO show was definitely a #2 favorite. Thank you so much to you and your band for doing this reunion tour. I had never heard you sing most of those old songs that I love so much in concert before, it was so awesome to let loose and rock out and just praise God all together! I also enjoyed so much watching you and the band having a blast!
    Thank you especially too, as others have expressd also, for taking time to talk with your FOA members at the sound check. You didn’t have much time but you made time. I have met you four times, and you have been so sweet and genuine each and every time. I cannot begin to express to you how much that has meant to me. It is so gracious of you to not only allow us FOAers to come to your sound check, but then also to take the time to talk with us too.Thank you so much for that from the bottom of my heart. I’m not sure you truly understand how much that means to me and I’m sure all FOAers as well. Thank you for an evening I will once again never, ever forget, and will hold in my heart always.
    So, Happy Birthday Tuesday, and I hope you have a very wonderful Thanksgiving and enjoy time with your family.
    God Bless You Always,
    Julie D.
    Lincoln, NE

  • Julie

    Hi Amy,
    I was at the Wichita concert. My sister and I were in the 4th row left with a lot of other FOAers in the same row who rocked the whole night away together and who went right up front during “Fight”, that was so AWESOME!!! There are no words to express how excited I was that night and what a fabulous time I had!!! My sister and I have probably seen you 15-20 times since the House Of Love tour, and aside from the very first time in 1995, this LMO show was definitely a #2 favorite. Thank you so much to you and your band for doing this reunion tour. I had never heard you sing most of those old songs that I love so much in concert before, it was so awesome to let loose and rock out and just praise God all together! I also enjoyed so much watching you and the band having a blast!
    Thank you especially too, as others have expressd also, for taking time to talk with your FOA members at the sound check. You didn’t have much time but you made time. I have met you four times, and you have been so sweet and genuine each and every time. I cannot begin to express to you how much that has meant to me. It is so gracious of you to not only allow us FOAers to come to your sound check, but then also to take the time to talk with us too.Thank you so much for that from the bottom of my heart. I’m not sure you truly understand how much that means to me and I’m sure all FOAers as well. Thank you for an evening I will once again never, ever forget, and will hold in my heart always.
    So, Happy Birthday Tuesday, and I hope you have a very wonderful Thanksgiving and enjoy time with your family.
    God Bless You Always,
    Julie D.
    Lincoln, NE

  • Linda Bowman

    Yes, yes, yes – we did have fun! Thanks for doing this tour and letting us relive all of this great music. It never sounded so good. You and the band absolutely rocked! Caught the tour in Minneapolis as a 45th birthday present to myself (hubby got out of shopping this year). I won’t soon forget your incredible rendition of What About the Love. Happy birthday and Happy Thanksgiving!
    Linda in Iowa

  • Janic

    Amy, my friend Janet and I saw the first stop on the tour in Phoenix. We had so much fun dancing and seeing you live. Janet wasn’t really a fan of yours before but she definitely is now! I wish you were coming back here for your Christmas tour with Vince (I’m a big fan of his too) but maybe next year! Have a wonderful, blessed Thanksgiving with your family and friends. God bless you and THANK YOU!!!!!

  • http://www.maryscholz.com Mary Scholz

    Hi Amy,
    I just wanted to say what an amazing performance you gave at Saturday night’s show at the Tower Theatre. I am the young singer/songwriter who passed her cd off to you after you got onto the bus – you were my very first musical influence (beyond my parents) and it was wonderful for me to be able to hear you perform live.
    Have a wonderful Thanksgiving and thanks so much for taking the time to listen to my cd!
    - Mary
    PS – Thanks for playing Tennessee Christmas – that made my night!

  • Michael Smith

    Hi Amy,
    Thank you so much for the reunion tour. Yes, it has been a great trip down memory lane. Enjoy your Thanksgiving. Picked up your new Christmas CD at Wal-Mart the other day…love it. I hope you will come back and see us all out here in California again soon.
    Your Friend,
    Mike Smith

  • Eric Battershell

    Hi, Amy!
    Could not go to bed without wishing you a Happy 48th Birthday tomorrow, Tuesday Nov.25! We hope that you have a beautiful day and that God will continue to bless your every moment. Happy Thanksgiving to your entire family!
    Much love,
    Eric & Julie in Ohio

  • Phyllis Bullock

    Happy Birthday!

  • doug

    Thank you so much for a fabulous night in Morristown, NJ. I came all the way from Northern Ireland to see my first ever Amy Grant show and it was so much better than I could have imagined! I left you a little thank you note afterwards, don’t know if you got it, but I just wanted you to know that it was the greatest night of my life…a dream come true!
    Rachael (Belfast, N.I.)

  • Rachel Ommen

    Dear Amy Grant,
    I drove 6 1/2 hours from Central Il and my friend drove nearly 10 hours from Murfreysboro, TN to attend your Branson, MO concert. And to us it felt like you had written letters to your 48 year old self- letters that you could open and be nourished by some 21 years later. . . “Lead Me On, It’s gonna be alright, Make it ever new- so time will not undo, Wait for the Healing, Love will find a way. . .” Thank you, Thank you for making yourself so vulnerable on stage and in your lyric for so many years.

  • Angela Carrillo

    I’m so glad I was able to be around for it. I wear my Amy Grant Lead me on Tour shirt almost every nite when I come home from work.LOL! I will never forget your concert this year! We need to do this again :)

  • Sherry

    Hi Amy,
    I just wanted to say thanks for your music. Back in 1988 my twin sister died and I was really heart broken. The day before her funeral I went to the music store and was looking for a pick me up. I had never heard of you back then. I bought The Collection, thinking you can’t go wrong with someone hits.
    At this particular time in my life your CD became my lifeline to God. You said so many things in your lyrics that I was feeling at the time but could not say. I esp. love I’m Gonna Fly. I always think of my twin, as she spent all her life in a wheelchair. But now she really can fly like the song says. I drew a picture of her flying to Heaven. I wish you could see it.
    Blessings to you and your family,
    Sherry

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