Amy Grant

Bob Miller, Author, Bob Millard, Author Doubleday Books $8.95 (187p) ISBN 978-0-385-23470-2
Millard, a former radio scriptwriter, Nashville correspondent for Variety and contributor to numerous country music magazines, offers an in-depth look at the 25-year-old Christian singer who has sold more than three million records, including the gospel industry's first platinum album (Age to Age. Born into a deeply religious, well-to-do Georgia family, Grant began singing at Nashville's exclusive girls' school Harpeth Hall, started her gospel recording career at 16, attended Vanderbilt, married singer-songwriter Gary Chapman in 1982, carried home several Grammy Awards and then moved into the pop mainstream in 1985. (""Despite fundamentalist disapproval and gospel industry jealousy, she was certainly the most salable religious artist of the modern day,'' Millard writes.) The book features 32 photos (not seen by PW, a listing of Grant's awards and a discography. (August)
Reviewed on: 07/01/1986
Release date: 07/01/1986
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