It’s been nearly a month…

Posted on: April 28th, 2010 by Jennifer 9 Comments

since the release of “Somewhere Down The Road,” and it has been a busy month at that.

First, what a humbling experience for Amy and for me to read so many of the comments from people who are being touched by this collections of songs. Honestly, it is the personal connection of music to listener that makes me wake up every day and get excited about what I do for a living. I love hearing the stories and testimonies. I’ve heard so many people relate to the sentiment in “Better Than A Hallelujah,” or in the age old truths about the passage of time in the song “Overnight.” I’ve received personal emails from people who feel like “Come Into My World” was written specifically for them, and other emails telling me how either “Somewhere Down The Road” or “Imagine” were played at loved ones funerals.

Thank you to those who took the time to write. Although I can’t say we read every single comment or letter, we did read most of them and we cried, laughed, and felt inspired by your stories. So thank you.

And, ok, let’s talk about reviews — they have been terrific for this project!!! Better than I expected – and I always expect the best! So many reviewers seemed to really take this project as a whole and look at each song as a stepping stone in the journey of life, each one somehow connected to the next. That was how we sequenced the record and what we hoped for, but I can honestly say I am surprised at how many critics totally got what we were attempting to do with this record. If you haven’t already picked up a copy of “Worship Leader” magazine, you need to check it out. The review of “SDTR” is one of my alltime favorite reviews.

So April is coming to a close…quickly. We’ve been out on the road promoting and touring, Amy has done a slew of interviews, and we’ve seen our fair share of buses and airplanes. It feels good to be home this week without another trip on the immediate horizon.

Next up for Amy will be shooting a video for “Better Than A Hallelujah” as well as continuing to promote the new album. However, she is also taking some well deserved time off to stick close to home for Jenny Gills wedding as well as Mother’s Day with her mom and kids, and the end of the school year for Sarah and Corrina. She is flying to Tucson in the middle of the month to partake in her dear friend Cindy Parseghian’s “One More Victory, Ara” benefit for Neimann Pick Type C. If you aren’t familiar with Cindy’s story, I urge you to visit www.parseghian.org to learn more about this tender yet brave family.

In addition to her new album, Amy is also continuing to help spread the word about the “She Colors My Day” initiative for the Woman’s Cancer Research Fund and Susan G. Koman organization. If you haven’t already purchased your copy of the song, you should consider checking it out on itunes. All artist and publishing proceeds are being donated to cancer research.

And speaking of good causes, Amy has taped a Mother’s Day PSA for The American Red Cross that will be seen on the internet and television as we approach this sweet holiday honoring our mom’s. If you don’t know what to do for your mom this year, consider making a financial or blood donation to the American Red Cross in her honor. Truly it is the gift that keeps on giving.

We’ve added some new tour dates to the calendar as well so check out the tour page on the website. And for those of you who keep asking — YES, there will be an Amy and Vince Christmas tour this year. Cities to be announced soon. Ho! Ho! Ho!

So as you can see — busy time, but also a great stretch. We are invested in projects we care deeply about and appreciate all of your support.

Blessings to you and yours!

Jen

  • Douglas Baumann

    KSBJ in Houston is not playing any Amy Grant music. I emailed them and the response was that she is in high demand at Christmas so she is played heavily at Christmas. Right now,
    unless she has a huge hit, she is not played. I’m not listening to KSBJ anymore. Without Amy Grant, this Houston station would probably not even exist. Disappointed, at most,
    DB

  • Debbie Drumheller

    Thanks for your update Jen! It’s been a very exciting month and I was so excited to be a part of it. The California tour concerts were amazing and meeting up with old and new friends was icing on the cake.

    Can’t wait to hear more!

    Blessings to you and your little one,

    Love,
    Debbie

  • Collisha

    I have to agree with all the reviews I have read about SDTR. I love the journey Amy takes us on. Right now I’m experiencing role reversal with my Grandparents. It’s hard to watch the once independent, tackle/do everything woman I once tagged behind as a child need help starting her washing machine. I only hope all the love she has poured into me is reflected back to her. She had such a huge influence on my life. Love the song “Unafraid”.
    It’s true, music connects us to each other. The other day I was humming “Better than…” and a passing co-worker joined in. Good conversatin followed. I love that. Thank you to Amy and everyone who helps her do what she does. Blessings to all!

  • Christine Butt

    I have been following Amy’s music since I have been 15 years old…I am now 43. I have grown up with Amy and her songs. I feel like I know her and her family. Her music is so real and so personal. It’s been such a source of encouragement and comfort through my life. She seems to really understand life’s circumstances. I’ve been through marriage, giving birth, divorce, marriage, career trials…and through it all, I’ve been supported by Amy’s music. I admire who she is and how she always seems to know exactly what to say at the right time. I’ve met her several times at concerts and she’s always been gracious and very kind. One time at a concert, my sister and I were waiting to hear our favorite song. She didn’t sing it, so when we met her backstage I asked her to sing it. She said “Right now?” and I said “yeah”….and she actually sang a little bit. Who else do you know that would do that? So, thank you Amy for being a wonderful encouragement, spiritual leader and such a real and beautiful person. I wish I could leave a legacy like you will. God has blessed you among many. Thank you.

  • Carolyn

    Listening to “Come Into My World” and it still brings tears to my eyes……..

  • Stephanie

    Re: Christmas tour with Amy & Vince…Worcester, MA please! I was supposed to go to Amy’s concert in December 2008 but the night before/day of the concert a wicked ice storm brought Worcester to a standstill and I never made it. I’d love the chance to try again in 2010. :-)

  • Danny

    CHRISTMAS TOUR!!! NEVER Too early for good news like that!!! Fingers crossed for somehitng in the NJ/NY/PA area!!!

  • meggy

    you have touched my life soooo much espeachally since my mommy died thank you for everything u blessed my life sooo much

  • http://www.facebook.com/pages/New-York-NY/Circle-of-Prayer/206351914826 Oscar

    Your songs have touched so many over the years. I wish you the best, and will be praying for your continued success.

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