Oh How The Years Go By… (Leave 50th Birthday Wishes to Amy)

Posted on: November 22nd, 2010 by Derek 1,117 Comments

We have seen many of you posting Birthday wishes for Amy so we wanted to open a blog for you to leave comments and give Amy one spot where she could come to read your messages…

  • Over the years Amy has touched all of our lives in individual ways, whether personally, from the stage, or through her music.  This is a chance for all of us to stop for a minute and share a memory, a simple “Happy Birthday” or something from your heart to hers.

Please leave your messages here as “comments” so we can easily gather them and give them to her.  All of us here @ AG.com are blessed to know you all and we know how much Amy is going to enjoy reading your memories.

(Messages with personal contact information will be edited so that such information is not made public as all comments will be visible for others to read on AmyGrant.com thus throughout the internet).

  • Terry North

    Dear Amy,

    Well you’ve joined the 50’s crowd finally!!! Laura and I hit the big 50 last year and this year. I want to thank you for all the heart felt songs you’ve blessed me with both in concert, at Word family events and on your recordings over the years. My kids grew up going to your concerts with me thru my Word Record days (’91-’95) and always loved all the time you and the other Word artists’ gave them. I love your new album and the timeless messages of the songs. Have a wonderful day with all your family and friends!!!!

    Terry North

  • JEnny

    Happy Thanksgiving & Happy Birthday. I remember when you came to my Church, when I was a teenager , for a Concert ,it wasa great, I’ve been a fan ever since. I’ve bought a lot of CD’s over the years, all good. I even been to yourConcerts too, Christmas one, and one at Kings Island in Cinti,Ohio.

  • Cindy Rave

    Amy, wishing you a very Happy Birthday. May many blessings come your way and have fun today!!

  • Becky Howard

    Happy Birthday Amy!!! How appropriate that your 50th would
    fall on Thanksgiving Day! Thanks for all you give to others.
    May God send you many blessings in the coming year… I am so
    looking forward to another Christmas of music with you and

  • Rondell Marshall

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO A BEAUTIFUL PERSON INSIDE OUT. Ive loved your music since the 80s. Im inspired by your perserverance. Btw you look awesome. Happy Thanksgiving!

  • Ricky Villanueva

    18,250 Days ago you were born. what a singer life you had lived. I wish you the happiest and memorable birthdays of all. MAY OUR GOD BLESS YOU AND KEEP YOU UNTIL CHRIST COMES. By the way your song Faithless heart is my all time christian song ever

  • Michele MacDonald

    Amy, you and your music have been such an inspiration to me all these years. Have a very blessed and happy 50th birthday, and may God bless you with many, many more!

  • Toni Ferrazza

    Happy 50th Birthday Amy! Hope you and your family have a wonderful thanksgiving. I saw you in july at the AMT in Lancaster Pa, hope to see you again soon enjoy your special day.

  • Tami McCartney

    Thanx Amy 4 making 50 look so gooood! I’m almost 48…right behind ya girrrrl…

  • http://www.rennatamarquess.multiply.com Renata Marques

    Dear Amy,

    I wish a happy birthday to you!
    I’m your fan since I was 13 years old, today I’m 27 and I admire you even more.
    I hope you come do a concert here in Brazil, Pernambuco. This is my biggest dream …
    God bless. I love You and all your songs.

    Renata Marques from Recife – Pernambuco – Brazil

  • a sneed

    I first heard your music (Age to Age Album) when I was an elementary school student. Now I am 37 years old and have collected EVERY Amy Grant CD I can get my hands on! = ) I play them… and play them… and play them… I remember my younger sister coming to visit me when I was in college. She was getting into my car and noticed the “new” Amy Grant CD. She picked it up to move it out of the passenger seat and the plastic case was in three pieces! She laughed aloud and said, “I didn’t even know Amy had a new CD and you have already managed to wear your copy out!” = )
    I enjoy singing your music while driving in my car – and I especially love when my 7 year old daughter Audrey sings along! She tells me “Mom, Mom can you play my favorite song?” At that point I select “Overnight” and then I sing your part and Audrey sings Sarah’s part! 
    When the holidays roll around – Tennessee Christmas is the first song to go in the player! I am looking forward to seeing you and Vince at your Christmas concert scheduled in Nashville on Dec 22nd!
    Have a blessed day with your family Amy and again Happy Birthday and Happy Thanksgiving! Thank you for being so transparent and real with your life and faith.
    Sent With Love,
    a sneed

  • http://glorygifts.etsy.com Amy O’Rourke

    Happy Birthday and Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours Amy Grant! :)
    Thank you for all of your beautiful songs that give praise and thanksgiving to our Heavenly Father! I enjoy singing to your songs and they always take me to that higher place.
    I have your book “Mosaic” and have enjoyed learning more about you. I appreciate the kind and gentle spirit within you that appreciates the “Simple Things” and am thankful to you for sharing your gifts with others in such a generous way. I know it cannot be easy being in the public eye and having some say negative things and judging you from time to time so I am pleased to see that none of that stopped you or hindered you in anyway and that you continued strong in your vocation so that others may benefit from it. I appreciate your humility and your perseverance to remain strong in your faith no matter what. I am blessed to have you as a sister in Christ. Sending blessings your way to you and yours for a memorable Thanksgiving and 50th birthday celebration! God bless you and yours! :)
    Amy O’Rourke xo

  • http://javiermendoza.com Julie M

    Happy Thanksgiving and Happy Birthday, Amy! What a wonderful day to be celebrating your 50th!

    As kids would have it, my little 3 year old hasn’t been sick in soooo long but of course woke up this morning with a fever! So as the rest of the family is celebrating we were sitting at the table home alone and I looked up and saw your picture on my mantle (my husband and I met you at a show) and I smiled remembering that today is your birthday :) What a great reminder of how thankful I am for your music and for the inspiration it and you have brought me and continue to bring me through the years. Thank you! Have a beautiful day!

  • Charles Rollins

    Happy Birthday Amy from WV. I still say that Age To Age was your best album and the Age To Age tour was the best. I am not a very big fan of rock gospel and that is why Age to Age to me is the best. Would love to see you go backwards to that kind of music again. You and Gary made a great team (from looking from the outside in that is).

    Hope your birthday was a good one.

  • Heather

    I know we’ve never met, but you feel like an old friend. First saw you at a concert at Trinity Western College in British Colombia, Canada back in 1981. Have loved your music ever since. Long before blogging was popular, I got to see your heart in your songs, and it gave voice to my own. Wishing a friend from afar a Happy Birthday.

  • Eva Hart

    Dear Amy,

    Happy 50th Birthday! I was born in August the same year as you! : ) God has blessed you with such amazing talent and gift in music and growth in life! I truely admire you and have enjoyed your music for years now since I lived in Norway (I’m from this country) and trough the 15 years I have lived here in Colorado. I saw you in concert in Oslo, Norway in the early 90’s. You were the most natural performer I have seen : ) I still hope to see you in concert in the USA as well! : ) Have a Happy Thanksgiving as well, and enjoy the day with your family! : )

    Love and best wishes from Eva

  • Lauriann67

    Have a wonderful birthday and Thanksgiving Day. You surely have a lot to give thanks for. Blessings for you and your family. I wish I look as good as you do when I’m 50! 😀 God Bless you…

  • martha j

    Happy 50th Birthday Amy! HOpe you have a wonderful day and enjoy all that God has given you. And Happy Thanksgiving Day as well! Don’t have too much turkey & birthday cake! :)

    I have been a fan for a long time. First song I remember is “Sing your praise to the Lord.” And I’ve followed ever since.

  • Amos

    Dear Amy,

    Happy Birthday! You make 50 truly fabulous! Thank you for all of the joy and comfort you’ve brought to all of us over the years. You are an amazing woman, and I am so grateful to have been blessed by your talents. May this next decade in your life be a time of even further growth and blessings.

    Lots of Love,

  • Andy

    Hi Amy, I wish you a very blessed new year of your life, thank you for all the good music in the years ago. Many greetings from Germany, Andy.

  • Melanie

    Wishing you a very special and happy Birthday, dear Amy! Thank you for your wonderful Music! Stay as beautiful & blessed as you are! Lots of Love from Germany! Melanie

  • Jennifer

    Happy 50th birthday. WOW! From Age to Age to Somewhere Down the Road and everything in between (including the two cds you make when you were 16, I’ve got ’em all. They have carried me from Mountaintops to valleys and just really enjoy hearing your soothing voice. Thank you for using the gift that God has given you to bless us all these years. I’m ready for the next 50!
    Hope you have a great birthday.
    Greetings from Michigan,

  • Sara

    Happy Birthday Amy! Enjoy the day with your family!

  • Terri

    Happy Birthday to you Amy and to my wonderful husband! Wishing you a fabulous day. . .foxy at fifty!

    Sending love from Texas,

  • Julie Dudley

    Happy Birthday Amy!!!! You have blessed and inspired my life more than I can put into words and “thank you” just does not seem sufficient. I have so many things to be thankful for-one of them is that I became a first time aunt last night, Nov 24th at 11:16 PM. I put in a request to my sister-in-law to try and wait until mid-night so my little niece could be born on your birthday, but she just couldn’t quite make it happen :) But, “alas”, I am thrilled beyond words to have a beautiful, healthy niece named Grace, which could not be more fitting for a Thanksgiving baby. I hope you had a wonderful birthday and very Blessed Thanksgiving with your family and friends. Looking so forward to seeing you and Michael in Omaha in Feb!! Woo-Hoo!!!!!
    Lincoln, NE

  • Kathy

    Happy Birthday Amy!
    I hope you had a wonderful day with your family!
    Thank you for inspiring my heart to be open, my mind to consider the possibilities, and my soul to reach out and learn. It’s amazing how a song can touch a moment in time in our lives.
    Thank you for continuing to be a blessing to your family, friends and fans!
    Happy Birthday

    Kathy F.
    Grand Rapids, MI

  • http://www.kamelot.com.au Kerryann (Kam) McKittrick

    Happy Birthday!
    I hope I can look, and be, as gorgeous as you at 50.
    Thankyou for touching my life with your music, honesty, reality and faith.
    As someone else put it “thankyou for being the soundtrack to my life” since I was a teenager.
    May this decade be even better than those gone before……..
    -Kerryann (aka: Kam)

  • Rudy Torres

    Happy Birthday Amy! I have been blessed by your music for 20 years and I love what you do. I remember the first album I got by you, Unguarded as a cassette. Loved it and all the ones since! One day I will get to see you in concert, and I would love the opportunity to meet you in person. I hope you had a great Thanksgiving and I look forward to hearing more of your music in years to come! Be blessed!


    Rudy from St. Cloud, MN

  • Kris Heimerman

    Yesterday I was in the executive directors office at TreeHouse in Minnesota where I work and saw your picture on her bookshelf. I let her know that you would be turning 50 today and she wondered what we should send you. So, on behalf of my co-workers at TreeHouse, I am sending you best wishes for a very happy birthday and a huge thank you for your support this past year.

  • Michelle Heltz

    Happy 50th and may you have many more! Hope you had a great day!

  • Wendy

    Dear Amy,
    Your music has been part of my life for 25+ years. I will be joining the “50” club in a few years, and I hope I will still look as young as you do. I have followed your music since around 1983, the year I graduated from H.S. I own every cd (and even some albums and cassettes!), and every one of them is special to me for different reasons. Thank you for all the wonderful music and being an inspiration.

  • Russell W. Pryor Jr. (aka Bubba)

    Hi Amy

    Wishing you a very Happy and blessed Birthday. I have to say that though out my life I have always looked up to you. You take time for everyone. Every chance I get I am always helping people. That’s what I love to do. Sometimes life is very hard cause I am disabled, but you would never know just looking at me. I always know there is a light at the end of the tunnel though. I have 2 sisters that I buy there tickets to go to your concerts with me. I am so thrilled cause I love spending the money to see you. In fact my sisters love you as well as I do. I go into stores and I happen to hear your songs over the radio in there while shopping. I stop and a happy tears comes out of me. (I’m an emotion person) It’s so special Amy. My nephew ask’s me Uncle Bubba would you name your cats after Amy and I said yes. Amy as a girl and Grant as a boy. (Next cats I get) Now how sweet is that. This is a 9 year old boy saying this. I have met so many friends in FOA and I am very blessed cause of you and the good lord above. I hope and pray that your 50th birthday along with having a blessed Happy Thanksgiving is that you had will always remind you that you are loved by so many. You make so many smile, laugh, and feel great about themself’s You have a wonderful management and in a whole everyone you have is Important. Thank you for being you and making this World a better place as a singer/song writer, friend and role model. Always remember that you are always sweet. You take time for your family and you share your memories, songs and love. Yes, as the years go by you will always be young at heart and precious to all are hearts. Thank you for taking your precious time to read this along with everyone else’s!

    Thank you and May God Bless your family, friends, fans and every that you have touched.

    Russell W. Pryor Jr. (aka Bubba)

    Marshall, MI

  • Adele Wisnewski

    Happy birthday, your music has touched so many people around the world including here in New Zealand. When I am struggling with the curve balls life throws at me, I just play one of your cds and it inspires me again. , (I have worn a few out!). Like others have said , saying thankyou only covers a small part of what you have done and it doesn’t seem enough. We would love you to come to New Zealand!! Have a great day with your family.

  • http://www.brunstad.org Simon Hole

    Hi Amy


    I have heard your music especially during the 80s in the UK when I was young and things were difficult at home. Your songs helped me build that close relationship with Jesus which I was able to form from 8-9 years old you share a place in that time.

    I have followed your music through the years and it continues to be a blessing.

    Today (im 34, married and have a little boy 2 years old) I look back and I think how many of your songs have come back to me in all kinds of joy and sorrow.

    God bless you and your family in the years to come


  • Clarissa

    Dear Amy, Many years ago I was a teenager in a Christian bookstore with a little money in my pocket and looking for some good Christian music. There was very little back then. I took a chance on two different albums (yes, vinyl LP’s). One was the Wall Brothers and the other from a prominent display of My Father’s Eyes. Never heard of you before but you looked worthy of a shot in the dark. Well, the former didn’t pan out but YOU sure did! I have loved all of your music in its time and followed you ever since. Am heartbroken I have not been able to see you in concert yet but I will be turning 50 in April and have been saving my pennies for a year! Hoping to plan a trip to where ever you will be performing and FINALLY see you.

    Even though I am a day late, I wish you a wonderful 50th birthday. My heart is full of thanks for you and your life and your ministry to me through all the years. Sweet melodies and words fill the rough spots and help make a much smoother road in the narrow way.

  • Teresa

    Happy Birthday Amy! Have loved and listened to your music from your very first album!!! May this year be a very blessed year for you!

  • emilie fijan (the netherlands)

    Dear Amy, congrats to your 50th birthday. You’ve been in my life for a long, long period and it felt to me as if we were soulmates. I’ve listened every day to your music in the difficult years of my life . and now I have reached the same age as you, the 1st of november. Once you were in Holland for a concert and, glad as i was then for you being in our country and the opportunity i had to come to your concert, you signed a card for me because i was operated and lying in hospital…. I’m glad I found you on the internet again and get the opportunity to congratulate you. I wish you all the best and many happy years with your family. Please be your self and may be you may come to Holland once a time, again??? Please let me know then!!!
    Lots of love from a great fan of yours.

  • sharon

    Happy Birthday to a super person who makes everyone smile. I will be 50 in a year – ouch that hurts to write that. Hope I look as good as you do. I have been a fan since your “Lead me on” tour and saw you in concert this month and you are just as great as ever – we are blessed!
    Thank you for your music and your interesting words that you say at your concerts. I am always amused with the things say on stage – like we are all a part of your inner- connected family.

  • steve borsbey

    happy 50th amy, suddenly remembered yesterday. it was as if there were some divine intervention. thanks for all the wonderful music you have given us since you were a teenager. wow.
    still have your early albums on vinyl and cassette. regards from manchester, england.

  • Dave

    50 years – really? Thank you for showing a rebellious teen that there was Christian music that could speak to his heart. My parents bought you first Christmas Album for me back in the 80s, and it’s been one of my favorite albums ever since. I’m now in seminary, and working towards ordination. Thank you for following God’s lead, and sharing your gifts with the world.

  • Eva

    Welcome to the 50’s amy. It isn’t so bad, honest! You and your words inspire me. I have been a fan for years. Just got your new album and LOVE it! AND, Sarah has an incredible voice!
    My birthday is on the Canadian Thanksgiving in October so we have something in common.
    May you have many more happy and healthy birthdays filled with wonderful memories!
    Keep on making the world a better place!

  • http://didyourelaxtoday.com Garrett Manry


    What can I say except thank you for giving us the gift of music & hope for many of your 50 years on this planet. I know I speak for countless others when I say that you’ve touched our lives in a way that few people have, let alone someone who is famous.

    I felt I knew you before we met in Knoxville, TN in 2006 but after meeting you I realized that the beauty, warmth & kindness you radiate in your music is not only real but it’s infectious & heartfelt.

    When I shared that you my mom had been 43 when she had me, you touched me when you said that seeing the person I had become when so many others told my mom was wrong to have a baby so late in life, reassured you that you did the right thing having your youngest daughter when you were 40.

    May God continue to bless you for another 50 years. :v)

    Garrett Manry – John 14:18

  • Leen-Leen Ungson

    Birthday Greetings from the Philippines!!! Today I started listening to nonstop Christmas carols and played your Sleigh Ride song. Then i decided to take a respite from the holiday mood to listen to your inspiring El Shaddai… that song alone has touched tremendously, a millions of lives including mine. Thank you for your Spirit-led, uplifting music. You have made such an impact in humanity and the heartwarming messages here will bear witness to that. I thank the Lord for giving you to us as bearer of His love and blessings.
    I’ll pray for your continued good health and abundance.

  • Leen-Leen Ungson

    Birthday Greetings from the Philippines!!! Today I started listening to nonstop Christmas carols and played your Sleigh Ride song. Then i decided to take a respite from the holiday mood to listen to your inspiring El Shaddai… that song alone has touched tremendously, a million lives including mine. Thank you for your Spirit-led, uplifting music. You have made such an impact in humanity and the heartwarming messages here will bear witness to that. I thank the Lord for giving you to us as bearer of His love and blessings.
    I’ll pray for your continued good health and abundance.

  • Laurie

    Happy 50th Birthday! Have a blessed year! Love your music! Enjoy the next 50…Laurie

  • Dave Lehman

    1982 – Michael W. Smith opens for Amy Grant at Great America in Chicago….what a memory!! Happy 50th Amy and remember your getting wiser, not older; age is temporary and wisdom is eternal!! Thank-you Jesus!!


    Dear Amy,
    Happy 50th. birthday to you.I became a big fan of your music since I was the age of 13 when I started listening to christian music for the very first time . You were the first christian music artist that I enjoyed listening to.To this day I still enjoy listening to all of your songs.Every time I listen to your song, I will remember you, brings tears to my eyes.Because it makes me think of my own father that died with cancer back in March 2010. May the Lord richly bless you, and keep you for many more years to come.Merry Christmas to you, and wishing you the very best in 2011. God’s speed, Debbie H.

  • http://amygrant.com Chris Bytwerk

    Cant believe it, 50. I just see you as this person who is ageless and full of life. You have been such a great witness to me over the years. Through concerts, interviews and music, to some extent I have looked to you as a older sister that I draw from in navigating my own life. God is first and foremost, but I consider you somewhat of a mentor from afar.

  • Alisa McGuigan

    Happy Birthday Amy!!! I hope you have a wonderful one. I have been a fan for 20 years and your music has gotten me through a lot of trying times in my life. I went and saw you in Lancaster PA this August for my birthday, (my gift to myself). I enjoyed every minute of the concert and wished it had lasted longer than it did. Every time I need inspiration or to cheer myself up I put on of your cd’s on and I start feeling better about things. Thank you for being such a great person and entertainer. My best wishes for your birthday as well as the up coming holiday season for you and your family,

  • http://www.holliebrian.com Hollie Schlueter

    Dearest Amy~You have given, served and shared so much with all of us over the years. I wish I could give you a great big hug and just say “thank you” and I am so excited to see all that God has for you in your 50’s and BEYOND! It’s just going to be so amazing! HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! XOXO :)



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