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Contact: Marilynn Fryer
(517) 796-8466
e-mail: FryerMarilynT@jccmi.edu
January 13, 2010
For immediate release

Amy Grant's music brings worlds together

Jackson Community College will welcome Grammy Award-winning artist Amy Grant to the Potter Center at 8 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 23.

Amy Grant has sold nearly 18 million records worldwide, won five Grammy awards, 17 Dove awards – including “Artist of the Year” four times – and has performed everywhere from the White House to The Grand Ole Opry to Monday Night Football. She has taken contemporary Christian music and the Christian message to a wider audience and broader platform than any other artist and had a number of crossover pop hits. Her hits include “Baby, Baby,” “That’s What Love is For,” “Every Heartbeat,” “I Will Remember You,” “Lucky One,” “Good for Me,” “House of Love,” and more.

Grant signed her first record deal at the age of 15 after a Word Records producer in Nashville heard a tape she had made of original songs she had made to give to her family. Her self-titled 1977 debut album introduced the young artist with a fresh voice, and a series of albums followed, including 1979’s “Father’s Eyes” which eventually went gold. In 1982, she was the first contemporary Christian artist to reach platinum status with her album, “Age to Age,” which also brought her a Grammy for Best Pop Gospel Performance. Her 1985 release, “Unguarded,” crossed over into mainstream success, cracking the Top 40, earning both platinum status and a Grammy. She signed with A&M Records and released her platinum 1988 album, “Lead Me On,” which brought her a fifth Grammy. In 1991, her release, “Heart in Motion,” reached the Top 10 pop charts and five times platinum status, with five Pop hits. Her double platinum album, “House of Love,” released in 1994 yielded several more top 10 hits. She has continued to write and record music about live, love and faith.

In 2005, Amy hosted the NBC prime time series, “Three Wishes. In 2006 she added a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. She has published a book, “Mosaic: Pieces of My Life So Far,” a collection of memoirs of her life and career.

Tickets are $52 and $48, and may be purchased by calling 517.796.8600, or online at www.jccmi.edu under “Community & Events” and “Potter Center 2009/2010 Season.”

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