Amy Grant is undoubtedly one of the most famous Christian singer-songwriters of all time. Affectionately known as the Queen of Christian Pop, this female artist has taken home a total of 6 Grammys, 25 Dove Awards, and had the first Christian album to go Platinum. She is best known for such gospel songs as "El Shaddai" and "My Father's Eyes." Her songs inspire people to deepen their relationships to each other and to their Christian faith. Her music sparked controversy among fans when she decided to widen her audience by crossing over into mainstream music. Fans felt that her new music did not reflect the standards of ministry at the time. Her decision to breakout from traditional Christian media revolutionized how the rest of the world viewed Gospel music. This would not be the only time this artist would cause controversy. Her later divorce sent shock waves through the Christian community and briefly brought condemnation down upon her from the Christian community. Despite all the controversy, however, she continues to maintain a very strong mixed fan base from both the Christian and mainstream camps. Amy Grant is getting ready to release a new album in May of this year titled How Mercy Looks From Here.
Fans who attend her concerts will discover a unique quirk about how she performs. This Gospel Hall of Fame artist takes off her shoes in the middle of the concert and performs the rest barefoot. She began this practice in her early days while performing as a teenager with background musicians DeGarmo & Key. She states that it helps her be more comfortable in front of her audience. Her unique blend of music encompasses a wide variety of genres. From bluegrass to pop and everything in between, people from all ages and backgrounds will find something to enjoy in her music.