Amy Grant (album)

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Amy Grant
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Studio album by Amy Grant
Released February 3, 1977
Recorded 1976
Studio Gold Mine Studio,
Brentwood, TN
Genre Gospel, contemporary Christian music
Length 36:33
Label Myrrh
Producer Chris Christian
Amy Grant chronology
Amy Grant
My Father's Eyes
Re-issue cover
Re-issue cover
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars [1]

Amy Grant is the eponymous debut studio album by then-teenage Christian singer Amy Grant, released in 1977 on Myrrh Records. Three songs from the album made Top Ten Christian radio airplay: "Old Man's Rubble", "Beautiful Music", and "What a Difference You've Made". The latter track was made more famous by country singer Ronnie Milsap, as "What a Difference You've Made in My Life".

Contemporary Christian music was coming out of its infancy, but at first, albums made by early Contemporary Christian music artists did not have enough copies to meet the growing demands in the primary and secondary markets. Grant made an effort to make Contemporary Christian music a dream come true by making her first album. She was the first person to do it successfully and carefully. When it was released, it sold well, with 50,000 copies at stake. It was reissued in 1980, this time it became a bestseller, with an estimated hundreds and thousands of copies sold. Thus, Grant's Christian music career begins with a successful effort and her dream becoming a true fact.[citation needed]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Beautiful Music" Lanier Ferguson 3:10
2. "Mountain Top" Brown Bannister 3:39
3. "Psalm 104" NASB, Willis Farris 3:27
4. "Old Man's Rubble" Bannister 2:57
5. "Brand New Start" Amy Grant 2:53
6. "Grape, Grape Joy" Grant 1:11
7. "Walking in the Light" Grant 1:38
8. "What a Difference You've Made" Archie Jordan 3:26
9. "Father" Grant 3:55
10. "I Know Better Now" Grant 2:49
11. "The Lord Has a Will" Mike Hudson, Barbara Hudson 2:38
12. "On and On" Grant, Bannister 3:20
13. "He Gave Me a New Song" Grant 1:22

Music personnel[edit]

  • Amy Grant: vocals
  • Joe Wilson: electric guitar
  • Reggie Young: electric guitar
  • Brown Bannister: acoustic guitar, bells, liner notes
  • Pete Bordonali: electric guitar
  • Steve Chapman: acoustic guitar
  • Randy Goodrum: keyboards
  • Shane Keister: keyboards
  • Steve Schaffer: bass guitar
  • Joe Osborn: bass guitar
  • Larrie Londin: drums
  • Kenny Malone: drums
  • Lanny Avery: drums
  • Jerry Carrigan: drums
  • Roger Bissell: trombone
  • George Cunningham: trumpet
  • Dennis Good: trombone, saxophone
  • Don Sheffield: trumpet
  • Dennis Solee: clarinet, flute, saxophone
  • Robert Taylor: oboe
  • Sheldon Kurland: strings
  • Chris Harris: background vocals
  • Cindy Lipford: background vocals
  • Marty McCall: background vocals
  • Gwen Moore: background vocals
  • Gary Pigg: background vocals




  1. ^ Michael B. Smith. "Amy Grant". Allmusic. Retrieved January 14, 2012. 
  2. ^ "Amy Grant - Amy Grant (re-issue) | CROSS RHYTHMS REVIEW". Retrieved 2012-01-14.