I have long been a fan of Amy Grant. Her music has always hit a chord in me, and somehow resonated deep within. Her music has such an honest tenor to it. Amy Grant has won six Grammy's, numerous Dove Awards, has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, and has received many other noteworthy accolades. She truly is an American music icon. And yet, somehow, she remains so grounded and appealing. Maybe it’s her down to earth attitude, or the fact that she has faced so many trials, but for some reason, I’ve always felt like she is so relatable.
My all time favorite song by Amy is El Shaddai. The song had long been a favorite of mine, so when she lent her amazing vocals to it, it just made my heart smile.
Thanks to the marketing team for Somewhere Down the Road, I had the opportunity to review this newest album from Amy.
SOMEWHERE DOWN THE ROAD
Product Description (courtesy of amygrant.com)
Somewhere Down the Road is a potent collection that takes the listener on a musical journey that reverberates with messages of resiliency, promise and hope. The 12-track set includes four new songs, several previously unreleased gems from her musical vault and a newly recorded version of “Arms of Love.” The new album also serves up four poignant treasures from Grant’s existing songbook, including the powerful title track.
There is something for any Amy Grant fan on Somewhere Down The Road from brand new recordings, previously unreleased studio recordings, concert favorites that have never been released, and new versions of classic Amy songs.
Better Than A Hallelujah Overnight (Featuring Sarah Chapman) Every Road Unafraid Hard Times What Is The Chance Of That Somewhere Down The Road Third World Woman Find What You’re Looking For Come Into My World Arms of Love (2010 Version) Imagine/Sing The Wondrous Love of Jesus (Medley)
What I thought…
True to her amazing musical talent, Amy Grant proved she’s still got the chops with Better Than a Hallelujah, the first single from her new album, Somewhere Down the Road. The title track, Somewhere Down the Road, really strikes a chord with anyone who has ever searched for life’s answers. Third World Woman is a poignant portrait of one waiting on the Lord’s mercy and us learning to try to walk in someone else’s shoes. Come Into My World is a challenging ballad about learning to really listen to people, see them for who they are, rather than judging and trying to fix them. Hard Times serves as a reminder to me of where I have been, and some of the hard times I have faced, while pointing to the hope I have found.
My favorite song on the album is Better Than A Hallelujah. The chorus, “We pour out our miseries, God just hears a melody—Beautiful the mess we are, the honest cries, of breaking hearts—Are better than a Hallelujah” serves as a beautiful reminder that the Lord hears our heart.
Amy also just announced her 12 Days of Christmas Tour, the fifth Christmas tour in which she will share the stage with hubby Vince Gill.
While her Christmas tour will not be coming to St. Louis, her Pieces of Our Lives Tour will be in St. Louis on October 26, 2010!
What I would change…
I wouldn’t change anything about the album. I could relate to each of the songs and absolutely loved the album.
How I rate it…
Lady V dZine gives Amy Grant’s Somewhere Down The Road a heart felt five out of five hearts.
Where you can buy it…
You can buy Somewhere Down the Road on Amazon
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