Amy Shares What Inspired Her…

Posted on: April 5th, 2010 by Derek 5 Comments

Amy Grant recently recorded a series of video “webisodes” to share about the creative process for creating her latest album “Somewhere Down The Road”.  This is the third video of 10.  We hope you enjoy watching these and getting a glimpse deeper inside the creative and personal journey that Amy went through to create the album.

Click here to watch the first two webisodes.

Interested in getting the new album?  Get it here.

  • http://www.mysoapdreams.com Christine Shubin

    Amy –

    Just a quick thank you for your music all these years. Your music spoke to me as a teen and now as a middle aged adult. Recently attended your concert at Calvary Church in Santa Ana and as my husband and I sat there we reminisced about the early years – he seeing you for the first time as a teen with a guitar at jubilee night at Knott’s Berry Farm in Buena Park, Ca and I attending the many concerts – one in which I sat behind Michael W. Smith’s wife and kids (!) – had to be late 80′s if I recall correctly (in Los Angeles). BTW: We are very close in age and gosh! Who’d have thought we’d be saying we’re “middle age”. Kinda scary. : D I have a 16 year old girl and a 13 year old boy.

    Thank you for your new album. Better Than a Hallelujah is Overnight are the 2 songs speaking most to me. You see, my husband and I came to your concert on a “date night” and we are trying to salvage our marriage of 19 years and keep from divorcing. We have a lot to overcome and Better Than a Hallelujah reminds me that I don’t always have to sing hallelujah – I can be on my knees in tears with a heart full of pain and it, in it’s honesty, means much more to Him. Overnight also reminds me that this is not going to come easy and will take some time. As we proceed further into counseling I am becoming more hopeful and your music, both old (I’ve dug out all the old cd’s starting with your first album) and your new and it is constantly speaking to me – where I am and where I long to be – and that maybe, just maybe, through His help it is attainable.

    So, thank you from the bottom of this very lonely and broken heart for your gift of music, love for your family and husband and your willingness to let us in, just a little bit, to both the joys and the pains of a life lived in Christ.

    May God continue to Bless your ministry and your life –

    Chris

  • http://www.amyelizabethkelly.blogspot.com/ Amy Kelly

    Chris,

    I just had to post to say how touched I was by your message. I know it was directed at Amy, but I’m so grateful you posted it here. I’m 12 years into my marriage and have an almost 4 and almost 3 year old. This is a rich but challenging season in our marriage. I just find it such a blessing when other people share their struggles, and the faith that sustains them. It reminds you you aren’t alone…that we have God, and also all the other souls he has given us to share this life with. And wow, the internet – it isn’t a substitute for face-to-face day to day relationships…but it certainly has made this world of ours a little smaller.
    Thank you again for sharing your story. I am finding it downright wild how much Amy’s journey of faith is paralleling my own. And what a blessing to have her music on our journey, huh?
    Bless you,
    Amy

  • MeLinda Ogaard

    Christine….. I just want to say hang in there…. I spent 2 years separated from my husband of 18 years (we have been reconciled for 2.5 years now) and Amy’s music and incite kept (and keeps) me grounded and on my knees in front of the Lord ….He does work miracles. Our family is back under one roof …… not all fun and games…… but with the Lords love and Amy’s music as a backdrop we are still making memories. Amy’s music has helped me find God in some pretty awful places in my life since the age of 14 and now at age 40 I believe there will be more “cuz Hard Times come, Hard times come and the come till were done” .

    Love in Christ,
    MO

  • Michelle Ball

    Amy, Thank you so much. I have been listening to Somewhere Down the Road continuously since I got it. It is amazing. I want you to know how much you are appreciated and loved. The words to the song that was inspired by Mary Chapman are amazing. I have closed my eyes and listened and listened to that song. It says so much and it is so true that “we get what we are looking for.” I need to remember that in my life.

    Thank you so much for who you are, what you do, and continuing to write and sing about Love.

    Michelle

  • Lionel Vargas

    I love Amy’s candor. I was there for the 20th Anniversary Lead Me On Tour. It was amazing to see everyone dancing at the moshpit in Visalia, CA!

    Everyone just let their guard down for Love of Another Kind, Wise Up, and Fight. I wish Amy would keep closer tabs with her fans to know that many of us want dance music. Amy in her sweet way honestly got it wrong. The real truth is the layers came off when Amy played dance music. Cause when she did it, her face, body, and spirit came ALIVE! And most of us long time fans connect when she invites us to the dance!

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