In the late 1970s, Mullins left Cincinnati Bible College to work with Zion Ministries. While there, he also sang and played in the band, which went by the name Zion. Soon after the release of the album, one of Amy Grant's managers, Mike Blanton, received a copy of it and recognized "Sing Your Praise to the Lord" as the perfect song for Grant to include on her album, Age to Age (1982). Amy Grant recorded the song, which became a hit, and resulted in a publishing contract for Rich Mullins. Later, Rich began his professional recording career on Blanton's record label, Reunion Records, with his self-titled debut album in 1986.