Rock of Ages... Hymns and Faith

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Rock of Ages... Hymns and Faith
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Studio album by Amy Grant
Released May 3, 2005
Recorded 2004-2005
Genre Christian music, hymns
Length 45:45
Label Word Entertainment
Producer Brown Bannister, Vince Gill
Amy Grant chronology
Greatest Hits 1986-2004
(2004)
Rock of Ages... Hymns and Faith
(2005)
My Best Christmas
(2005)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
About.com 3/5 stars[1]
Allmusic 4/5 stars[2]

Rock of Ages... Hymns and Faith is the thirteenth studio album by singer Amy Grant. It is the follow-up to her 2002 release Legacy... Hymns and Faith. Rock of Ages is Amy Grant's 11th Christian chart-topping album.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Anywhere With Jesus" (Pounds, Towner) – 3:10
  2. "Carry You" (Grant) – 3:00
  3. "Sweet Will of God" (Morris) – 3:44
  4. "Joyful, Joyful, We Adore Thee" (Beethoven, Dyke) – 3:23
  5. "Jesus Loves Me/They'll Know We Are Christians/Helping Hand" (Bradbury, Darnall, Grant, McGuire, Scholtes, Sims, Warner) – 4:43
  6. "Rock of Ages (Duet with Vince Gill)" (Hastings, Toplady) – 3:39
  7. "O Master, Let Me Walk With Thee" (Gladden, Smith) – 2:46
  8. "Abide With Me" (Lyte, Monk) – 4:47
  9. "God Moves in a Mysterious Way/The Lord Is in His Holy Temple" (Bible, Kirkpatrick, Psalter) – 2:06
  10. "Turn Your Eyes Upon Jesus" (Lemmel) – 3:08
  11. "El Shaddai" (Card, Thompson) – 4:06
  12. "I Surrender All" (Venter, Weeden) – 2:37
  13. "O Love That Will Not Let Me Go" (Matheson, Peace) – 4:10

Personnel[edit]

  • Amy Grant: lead vocals
  • Chad Cromwell: drums (1-8, 11, 12, 13)
  • Eric Darken: percussion (7), tambourine and conga (8)
  • Willie Weeks: bass guitar (1-8, 11, 12, 13), upright bass (10)
  • Dean Parks: slide guitar (1), electric guitar (2-8, 11, 12, 13)
  • Richard Bennett: archtop guitar (1), electric guitar (2, 3, 5, 6, 8, 11, 13), cavaquinho (4, 7, 10), 12-string electric guitar (12)
  • Vince Gill: background vocals (1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 8, 10, 11, 12), acoustic guitar (1-5, 11, 12), electric guitar solo (1, 2, 5, 8), mandolin (4, 12), duet vocal (6), archtop guitar (10), acoustic guitar solo (11), octave mandolin (12)
  • John Jarvis: Wurlitzer (1), acoustic piano (2-8, 11, 12, 13), keyboards (8)
  • John Hobbs: Hammond B3 organ (1, 3, 6, 8, 12, 13), Rhodes (2, 8), synthesizer (2), electric piano and acoustic piano solo (4), keyboards (5, 11), acoustic piano (9)
  • Stuart Duncan: fiddle (4), banjo (5)
  • Sam Levine: penny whistle (7)
  • John Catchings: cello (9)
  • Horns on 13: Jim Horn (horn arrangement), Quinton Ware, Charlie Rose and Harvey Thomson
  • Bekka Bramlett: background vocals (1, 5)
  • Billy Thomas: background vocals (1)
  • Kim Keyes: background vocals (1)
  • Jenny Gill: background vocals (2, 7, 12)
  • Andrea Zonn: background vocals (3), violin and viola (9)
  • The Brazos River Mountain Boys: background vocals (4)
  • Michael McDonald: background vocals (5)
  • The Fairfield Four (Robert Hamlett, Isaac Freeman, Wilson Waters Jr. and James Fizer): background vocals (6)
  • The Brazos River Choir: background vocals (9)
  • Kathy Grant Harrell: background vocals (10)
  • Mimi Grant Verner: background vocals (10)
  • Carol Grant Nuismer: background vocals (10)
  • Gloria Grant: background vocals (10)
  • Burton Grant: background vocals and recitation (10)

Production[edit]

  • Producers: Brown Bannister and Vince Gill
  • All public domain songs arranged by Brown Bannister, Vince Gill and John Hobbs
  • Recorded and mixed by Steve Bishir
  • Tracks recorded at Oceanway Studios (Nashville, TN), assisted by Brian Grabin
  • Overdubbed and mixed at Oxford Sound (Nashville, TN)
  • Mastered by Steve Hall at Future Disc Systems (North Hollywood, CA)
  • Production manager: Traci Sterling Bishir for Sterling Production Management
  • A&R administration: Burton Brooks
  • Art direction: Katherine Petillo
  • Design: Sally Carns Gulde
  • Senior creative administrator: Blair Berle
  • Photographer: Andrew Southam
  • Hair: Rob Talty for Luxe
  • Make-up: Jamie Taylor for Solo Artists
  • Wardrobe: David Kaufman

Charts[edit]

Album - Billboard (North America)

Year Chart Position
2005 200 42
2005 Christian Albums 1

Awards[edit]

Grammy Awards

Year Winner Category
2006 Rock of Ages... Hymns and Faith Best Southern, Country or Bluegrass Gospel Album

GMA Dove Awards

Year Winner Category
2006 Rock of Ages... Hymns and Faith Inspirational Album of the Year

References[edit]

Overview[edit]