Somewhere Down the Road (album)

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Somewhere Down the Road
Amy Grant - Somewhere Down the Road album.jpg
Studio album by Amy Grant
Released March 30, 2010
Genre Gospel, contemporary Christian music
Label EMI CMG/Sparrow
Producer Brown Bannister, Mike Brignardello, Ian Fitchuk, Vince Gill, Amy Grant, Wayne Kirkpatrick, Justin Loucks, Greg Morrow, Dan Muckala
Amy Grant chronology
The Christmas Collection
(2008)
Somewhere Down the Road
(2010)
How Mercy Looks from Here
(2013)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
About.com 4.5/5 stars [1]
Allmusic 3/5 stars [2]
Christian Music Review (8.8/10) [3]
Christianity Today 4/5 stars [4]
Jesus Freak Hideout 4/5 stars [5]

Somewhere Down the Road is the fourteenth studio album by Christian music and pop music singer-songwriter Amy Grant, released in 2010. It is a unique album featuring six brand new songs, two previously unreleased songs, a new recording of the classic 1982 song "Arms of Love", and rounded out with three of Grant's previously released story-songs.

The album title is taken from the title track, "Somewhere Down the Road", also a promotional single from Grant's 1997 album Behind the Eyes. The song was originally also featured on the first and only commercial single from the Behind the Eyes album, "Takes a Little Time". The painting featured on the cover of the album includes a painting by Grant, with the inscription Somewhere Down the Road. Grant gave the original painting as gift to her friend and publicist Jennifer Cooke.[6]

Most of the new songs on the album were recorded in the new studio that Grant and her husband Vince Gill recently had built into their home.[7] One of the songs on the album, "Overnight", is a duet recorded with Sarah Chapman, Grant's daughter. Grant wrote "Unafraid" about her mother.[8]

Roughly one year after the original release of the album a digital-only Expanded Edition of the album was released with additional material. The expanded edition includes the video for "Better Than a Hallelujah", the first single from the album, as well as an Ambient Mix of the song. Also included on the expanded edition is a cover of the Byrds' song "Turn, Turn, Turn" and two remixes of the song "Overnight" (the Aircandy Mix and the Dyna Mix).

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Better Than a Hallelujah" Sarah Hart, Chapin Hartford 3:42
2. "Overnight" (featuring Sarah Chapman) Amy Grant, Natalie Hemby, Luke Laird, Audrey Spillman 4:24
3. "Every Road" Grant, Wayne Kirkpatrick 4:29
4. "Unafraid" Grant, Kirkpatrick 3:26
5. "Hard Times" Grant, Ian Fitchuk, Justin Loucks 3:01
6. "What Is the Chance of That" Grant, Kirkpatrick 3:27
7. "Somewhere Down the Road" Grant, Kirkpatrick 5:08
8. "Third World Woman" Grant, Chris Eaton 3:01
9. "Find What You're Looking For" Grant, Mindy Smith 4:25
10. "Come Into My World" Grant 3:25
11. "Arms of Love" (2010 Version) Grant, Gary Chapman, Michael W. Smith 2:59
12. "Medley: Imagine / Sing the Wondrous Love of Jesus" Bart Millard / Grant 5:18

Personnel[edit]

  • Amy Grant: executive producer, cover painting, liner notes, lead vocals, background vocals (1), producer (4, 9), acoustic guitar (9, 10)
  • Tim Akers: Hammond B3 organ (12)
  • Sam Bacco: percussion (3, 6)
  • Brown Bannister: producer (12)
  • Kristin Barlowe: back cover photo
  • Steve Blackman: second engineer (11)
  • Drew Bollman: engineer (1, 11)
  • Mike Brignardello: producer (4, 9), bass (9)
  • Chuck Butler: bass (2)
  • Chris Carmichael: string arrangements and performance (4)
  • Sarah Chapman: vocals (2)
  • Perry Coleman: background vocals (9)
  • Jennifer Cooke: executive producer
  • Jan Cook: art direction
  • Chad Cromwell: drums (11)
  • Dan Deurloo: assistant engineer (1, 2)
  • Ian Fitchuk: producer (5, 8), bass (5, 8), drums (5, 8), acoustic guitar (5), piano (5), keyboards (5), percussion (8), Rhodes (8)
  • Billy Gaines: background vocals (7)
  • Jenny Gill: background vocals (5, 11)
  • Vince Gill: producer (11), background vocals (11), electric guitar (12), harmony vocal (12)
  • Alexis Goodman: package design
  • Kenny Greenberg: electric guitar (6)
  • Peter Groenwalk: background vocals (5)
  • Jedd Hackett: digital editing & additional engineering (4)
  • John Hammond: drums (3)
  • John Hardy: mix (9)
  • Tom Hemby: guitar (11)
  • Bernie Herms: piano (12)
  • John Hobbs: piano and organ (11)
  • David Hungate: bass (11)
  • John Jorgensen: guitars (9)
  • Gordon Kennedy: electric guitar (3, 6, 7)
  • Wayne Kirkpatrick: producer (3, 6, 7, 10), hammered dulcimer (3), acoustic guitar (3, 6, 7), hi-string guitar (3), background vocals (3), harmonica (6)
  • Tim Lauer: Wurlitzer keyboard (3), keyboards (6)
  • Greg Leisz: pedal steel guitar (3)
  • Adam Lester: acoustic and electric guitars (1, 2)
  • Jeremy Lister: background vocals (5)
  • The London Session Orchestra: strings (12)
  • Russ Long: mix (4)
  • Justin Loucks: producer (5, 8), engineer & mix (5, 8), drums (5, 8), electric guitars (5), percussion (8)
  • Bob Ludwig: mastering
  • Phil Madeira: Hammond B3 organ (7)
  • Dan Marien: engineer & mix (3, 6, 7)
  • Carl Marsh: Fairlight uphonium (3), string arrangements (12)
  • Brent Mason: guitars (4)
  • Beth Mathews: art direction
  • Gail Mayes: background vocals (4)
  • Donna McElroy: background vocals (7)
  • Chris McHugh: drums (6, 7)
  • Jerry McPherson: electric guitars & keyboard bassoon (3)
  • Michael Mellett: background vocals (6)
  • Greg Morrow: producer (4, 9); drums, percussion and piano (9)
  • Dan Muckala: programming & arrangements (1, 2), producer (1, 2), engineer & mix (1, 2)
  • Leigh Nash: background vocals (5)
  • Jamie Lynne Neeck: A&R administration
  • Dan Needham: drums (12)
  • Billy Panda: acoustic guitar and octave mandolin (9)
  • Angela Primm: background vocals (4)
  • Michael Rhodes: bass (12)
  • Chris Rodriguez: background vocals (6, 7)
  • Matt Rollings: piano (7)
  • Rivers Rutherford: acoustic guitar (12)
  • David Schober: mix (11)
  • Jimmie Lee Sloas: bass (3, 6)
  • Mindy Smith: background vocals (5)
  • Ben Strano: engineer (4, 9), Hammond B3 organ (9)
  • Jackie Street: bass (7)
  • Calvin Turner: guitar (8)
  • Scott Velazco: assistant engineer (9)
  • Bryan Ward: executive producer
  • Pete Wasner: keyboards (11)
  • Micah Wilshire: background vocals (6)

Charts[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Jones, Kim. "Amy Grant - Somewhere Down The Road - CD Review of Amy Grant's Somewhere Down The Road". About.com. Retrieved 30 November 2011. 
  2. ^ Stephen Thomas Erlewine. "Somewhere Down the Road". Allmusic. Retrieved January 11, 2012. 
  3. ^ Christian Music Review (2010-03-23). "Amy Grant [Somewhere Down The Road] (2010)". Christianmusicreview.org. Retrieved 2012-01-12. 
  4. ^ Released March 2010Andrew Greer. "Somewhere Down the Road | Music". Christianity Today. Retrieved 2012-01-12. 
  5. ^ "Amy Grant, "Somewhere Down The Road" Review". Jesusfreakhideout.com. 2010-03-30. Retrieved 2012-01-12. 
  6. ^ [1][dead link]
  7. ^ "Amy Grant releases first new songs since 2003". Reuters. March 27, 2010. 
  8. ^ "Come Into the World". Songfacts.com. Retrieved 2010-04-06. 

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