Word recording artist Amy Grant is celebrating 25 years
of music and ministry.
In doing so, she has returned to her roots by releasing
her 17th album entitled
Legacy…Hymns & Faith, a collection of new arrangements
of some of the most
beloved hymns of the church. The song list includes “This Is My Father’s World”, “My
Jesus, I Love Thee”,
and “It Is Well With My Soul”, just to name a few. I highly recommend this album to those of you who love
the old hymns and to
the loyal Amy Grant fans who have been with her since the
Amy is currently on the Legacy…Hymns & Faith tour
commemorating her 25
years of music and ministry.
The tour kicked off at Mt. Pisgah United Methodist Church
in Atlanta on Friday
September 6. Mt. Pisgah is one of the largest churches in
Atlanta and able to seat
3,000 people. It was without a doubt, a capacity crowd.
On tour with Amy, as special guest is Fernando Ortega.
Amy describes Fernando’s
voice as “one of the most beautiful voices I have heard
in a long time”. He started the
night with a thirty minute acoustic set featuring a
cellist which was in itself an incredible
musical experience. This setting was so intimate that it
was like having Fernando giving
a free concert in your living room with 3,000 of your
closest friends. What a gifted
musician. His music is soothing and peaceful and the
lyrics are honest and touching.
In my eyes, Fernando Ortega is a modern day Rich Mullins.
It was 9:00pm and time for Amy Grant to hit the stage and
share 25 years of music
with her most faithful and enduring fans. I would call
the evening, ‘Amy Grant Unplugged’.
She kicked off her nearly 2 1/2 hour show with a guitar
driven rock rendition of “Takes
A Little Time”. Amy w/ full band featured guitarist
extraordinaire and husband Vince
Gill who was encouraged by his wife and those in
attendance to do a solo midway
through the set. He chose the popular inspirational hit
“Go Rest High On That
Mountain”, on which Amy joined in with him on the chorus.
Amy’s repertoire included songs from the beginning like
“Mimi’s House”, and “My
Father’s Eyes”, to songs from the early years, “El
Shaddai”, “Find A Way”, and
“Lead Me On”, to the crossover mega-hits “Baby Baby”, and
Then came the ‘Hymns’ set. This included the invitational
“Softly and Tenderly”,
and “I Need Thee Every Hour”, as well as “Fairest Lord
Jesus”. Finally, she brought
the concert to a close with an appropriate and very
moving version of “I Will Remember
There were plenty of ‘great moments’ during the show
which brought back special
memories for everyone. Needless to say, there was lots of
As you can see, Amy Grant brought out ‘all the stops’ for
what was truly an
unforgettable night of music from one of Christian
music’s most beloved artists.
Amy, here’s to another 25 years of music and ministry.
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