~ AMY GRANT’S LEAD ME ON LIVE 1989 AVAILABLE NOW! ~
Six-time GRAMMY-winner Amy Grant’s long-awaited, fan-anticipated project, Lead Me On Live 1989 is now available in all digital formats and as a 2-CD collection everywhere you buy or stream music. Fans can tune in to Grant’s Facebook or Instagram page at 11:30am CST today for a live Q&A.
Originally recorded during her Lead Me On World Tour in 1988-89, and mostly unreleased except for a few songs included on the 20th Anniversary Edition of the original Lead Me On album, this new collection of 18 tracks from the Ft. Worth, TX tour stop includes the full-concert experience.
Pulled from the vault 34 years later, this project allows fans their first opportunity to experience all the songs from Grant’s biggest tour up to that point in her career. Prior to Grant’s global pop-star success with Heart In Motion, 1988-89 was a time of incredible audience growth for Grant, and found her pulling out all the stops for an unparalleled experience.
All salvageable film footage from the 1989 show is finally seeing the light of day, the first of which is the ‘music video’ for “Wait For The Healing” now available on YouTube. In all, there will be 15 full-length music videos released from the original film footage along with fun shorts, reels, behind the scenes and more. All-new merch, fan packs and bundles for the project are also available to fans at www.amygrant.com.
Says Grant, “When I first heard the recordings from 1989 from the Lead Me On Tour, the thing that bowled me over was just what a talented band I had on the road. I have loved every band configuration I’ve ever had on the road and all are so special to me, but there was something unique about that group of players and singers during the Lead Me On Tour. First of all, there were so many of us on the stage and so many types of instrumentation like harmonica solos, flute solos, saxophone, mandolins, lots of keyboards and stacks of vocals, it just felt like one big family reunion every night. The size and scope of the production and the big experience we were trying to create also made this tour very special. The energy of the crowd felt like an infinite number 8 with energy coming from us on stage, it circling through the audience and then coming back to us and it brought back so many amazing memories. I’m so grateful we captured that moment in time.”
Grant hit the road on September 20th performing her iconic hits along with selections from the Lead Me On Live 1989 project. On November 26th, Grant and her long-time friend and collaborator Michael W. Smith will begin their 2023 Christmas Tour. Joined by special guest Michael Tait of the Newsboys, Grant and Smith will co-headline nine holiday shows, including their first appearance together on New York City’s iconic Carnegie Hall stage (Dec. 5). Following this, will be one of Music City’s most treasured traditions with Grant and husband Vince Gill, their beloved “Christmas at the Ryman” residency. The 12-concert run is scheduled for December 13-14, 16-17, 19-20 and 22-23 and will once again feature matinee performances of the beloved show.
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