Simple Things (Amy Grant album)

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Simple Things
Studio album by Amy Grant
Released August 19, 2003
Recorded 2002-2003
Genre Pop, contemporary Christian music
Length 39:52
Label A&M
Producer Keith Thomas,
Wayne Kirkpatrick,
Brown Bannister,
Ron Hemby
Amy Grant chronology
Legacy... Hymns and Faith
(2002)
Simple Things
(2003)
Greatest Hits 1986-2004
(2004)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars [1]

Simple Things is the 19th album by Christian music and pop music singer-songwriter Amy Grant, released in 2003.

Grant's first secular album (while containing Christian themes) since 1997's Behind the Eyes, Simple Things did not see the mainstream success similar to Grant's albums from the 1990s. While the album topped Billboard's Christian album chart and the title track became a Top Ten Christian single, Simple Things peaked just outside the Top 20 on the Billboard 200, at #23. The title track peaked at the same position on the Adult Contemporary chart.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Happy"   Amy Grant, Holly Lamar, Jerry McPherson, Keith Thomas 4:10
2. "Eye to Eye"   Grant, Thomas 3:58
3. "Simple Things"   Grant, Dillon O'Brian, William Owsley, Thomas 3:58
4. "Beautiful"   Austin Cunningham, Trina Harmon 4:11
5. "Out in the Open"   Grant, Chris Eaton 4:37
6. "I Don't Know Why"   Grant, Wayne Kirkpatrick 3:31
7. "Looking for You"   Grant, Thomas 4:12
8. "Touch"   Grant, McPherson, O'Brian, Owsley, Thomas 3:28
9. "Innocence Lost"   Ron Hemby 4:20
10. "After the Fire"   Grant 3:21

Personnel[edit]

For the complete list of personnel, click here.

Production[edit]

  • Producers: Keith Thomas, Wayne Kirkpatrick, Brown Bannister, Ron Hemby
  • Engineer: Steve Bishir
  • Arranger: ???
  • Design: Susan Browne

Charts[edit]

Album - Billboard (North America)

Year Chart Position
2003 The Billboard 200 23
Top Christian Albums 1
Top Internet Albums 23

Singles - Billboard (North America)

Year Single Chart Position
2003 "Simple Things" Adult Contemporary 23
Hot Christian Adult Contemporary 6
Hot Christian Singles & Tracks 7
"Out In The Open" 24
Hot Christian Adult Contemporary 21

Overview[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.allmusic.com/album/r651144