EACC will present GRAMMY award winning and multi-platinum recording artist, Amy Grant, on Friday, March 3rd at 7:30 p.m. in the EACC Fine Arts Center as part of the 2016-17 performance season’s Spotlight Series. “An Evening with Amy Grant” will feature Grant’s biggest hits as she performs songs from her extensive repertoire. Tickets go on sale Tuesday, January 17th at 10:00 a.m.
Amy Grant’s career spans more than 30 years and stretches from her roots in gospel into her experience as an iconic pop star, songwriter, television personality and philanthropist. Grant is beloved for both her Contemporary Christian music and mainstream hits like “Baby Baby,” “Every Heartbeat,” “That’s What Love is For,” “I Will Remember You,” “Lead Me On,” “El Shaddai,” and more. With three multi-platinum albums, six platinum albums and four gold albums, her total career album sales have exceeded 30 million. Grant’s radio chart success has been consistent throughout her career with six No. 1 hits, 10 Top 40 pop singles, 17 Top 40 Adult Contemporary tracks and multiple contemporary Christian chart-toppers. In addition to her six GRAMMY® Awards, Grant has earned 26 GMA Dove Awards (including four Artist of the Year awards), was inducted into the Gospel Music Hall of Fame, and has been awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
Conventional wisdom has it that Grant put Contemporary Christian Music on the map, becoming the first Contemporary Christian artist to have a platinum record, the first to hit No. 1 on the Pop charts, and the first to perform at the Grammy Awards. With that, Amy Grant’s legacy as one of the most influential artists of the past four decades is assured.
Grant’s most recent projects have indulged her love of community. In 2013, she released How Mercy Looks From Here, a landmark album that featured collaborations with heroes such as James Taylor and Carole King as well as Sheryl Crow, Eric Paslay, Will Hoge and stepdaughter Jenny Gill. The project became her 16th No. 1 album in the Christian genre. The following year, Grant’s classic hits were in the spotlight again with In Motion: The Remixes, a collection of her hits remixed by well-known remix engineers and DJs who skillfully reinvented her classic catalog for a new generation of music lovers. The album hit the top five on Billboard’s Electronic Albums chart and included the 25th anniversary recording of her iconic hit “Baby Baby” featuring pop sensation Tori Kelly.
In 2015, Grant released the album, Be Still And Know…Hymns & Faith, a collection of classic songs that have buoyed her faith since childhood and helped lay the foundation for her creative journey. Most recently, in 2016 Grant released the chart-topping Tennessee Christmas, her first all-new holiday album in nearly 20 years.
Grant’s latest songs and releases occupy a special place in a career filled with great memories and incredible music. Throughout her career, Grant has always found a way to share her life through her music, and in the process has not only become the best-selling Christian music artist of all time but also one of the most celebrated artists in the pop music industry. Her music continues to be part of the fabric of life for long-time listeners and brand new fans.
Tickets for Amy Grant’s performance are $39 and go on sale Tuesday, January 17th at 10:00 a.m. Tickets may be purchased online, by calling 870-633-4480, ext. 352, or in person at the Fine Arts Center Ticket Office. Group discounts and season subscription packages are available and save 20%. The EACC Fine Arts Center is located at 1700 Newcastle Road in Forrest City, just off Interstate 40.