Woodsongs + Amy Grant = <3
December 23, 2013 10:42 PM   Subscribe

Grammy-award-winner, multi-platinum artist Amy Grant does a mostly-acoustic, lengthy, combination interview and performance set for Woodsongs [1h20m, direct mp4 video link], partially to promote her new-ish album How Mercy Looks From Here, and mostly because she is totally awesome.

The show is available in other formats. Click here and scroll down to Show 721 for .wma, .mp3, and .wmv formats. Also, lots of other amazing performances by lots of other amazing artists!
posted by hippybear (11 comments total) 15 users marked this as a favorite
Amy Grant... why, there's a name I haven't heard of since just after she decided she wanted to be a pop singer. I had no idea she had switched back over to Christian music.

Also, lots of other amazing performances by lots of other amazing artists!

I suffered a scrolling injury to find something I both want to listen to and recognised, but anything with Billy Bragg fits the "amazing" artist category for me.

I assumed these are all largely in some way folk (and related genres) artists, and then I got to The Dust Busters & Moreland & Arbuckle, and I'm lost. But I know people who will eat this up, so thanks!
posted by Mezentian at 12:32 AM on December 24, 2013

My God, it's full of folk.
posted by aesop at 1:45 AM on December 24, 2013 [1 favorite]

Grant has always recorded both faith and secular music, and has a fantastic voice.
posted by PinkMoose at 7:02 AM on December 24, 2013

Amy Grant made me [realize I'm] a gay girl.
posted by mudpuppie at 8:27 AM on December 24, 2013

Not a Christian, not even a theist of any kind, and I still gotta say: Amy Grant's 1983 Christmas album is one of the best Christmas albums ever made. I listen to it every year.

Plus she's very talented, smart, and good-looking. How do I *not* crush on that?
posted by grubi at 8:43 AM on December 24, 2013

It's always awkward when GG Allin's version of 12 Days of Christmas plays right after Amy Grant. Allin GG isn't a person, iTunes!
posted by basicchannel at 9:13 AM on December 24, 2013 [2 favorites]

Amy Grant, when she is being emotionally honest, makes pretty good music. See: (the unfortunately, or perhaps intentionally ironically titled) Lead Me On.
posted by eustacescrubb at 1:30 PM on December 24, 2013 [2 favorites]

Yes, Behind The Eyes is also an emotionally honest album that is quite good.

I haven't listened to her newest one yet, but I'm about to. Like, as in, right now.
posted by hippybear at 3:59 PM on December 24, 2013

I am non-theist with a lifelong soft spot for Amy Grant. She's good listening, and her divorce/remarriage story is compelling to me. She appeared to have tried very hard to make a crappy situation work for waaaay too long, decided to cut her losses, married someone she was actually compatible with, and the response from the fanbase was, "AMY GRANT IS THE DIVORCING WHORE OF BABYLON!" Got lots of eyebrow raisings set aside for all that nonsense.

Also: She was the first crush of several of my childhood male friends, after Heart in Motion came out. Because she has always been a serious hottie.

(I had a cute-older-girl admiration crush on her, too.)
posted by Coatlicue at 7:56 AM on December 25, 2013

Apparently Judee Sill was a huge fan of Amy Grant.
posted by pxe2000 at 5:51 PM on December 25, 2013

Her music is pretty great. When I left the church I stopped listening to most of my Christian music but I still sometimes listen to her Christian music. She is a rare artist who, of the songs she records, I like almost all of them.
posted by IndigoRain at 3:02 AM on December 26, 2013

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