In the early 90s, one of my favorite singers was Amy Grant. I listened to Baby, Baby and Every Heartbeat over and over and over again. At that age, I wanted to be a professional singer, and I swore I could sing the words just as well as Amy – especially when I was using my baton as a microphone.
I had no idea that this woman was a Christian and that when I was in college and had recently dedicated my life to the Lord, her music would once again impact me.
I also never would have imagined that 12 years after dancing in my living room, singing Baby, baby I’m taken with a noo-tion, I would meet a man named Matthew who was the editor of a big Christian music magazine and actually knew Amy.
And that I would experience, through Matthew, that the Christian music industry could be very ugly toward Amy. (Read this excerpt of Matthew’s Hear No Evil to understand what I mean, or buy the book here.
And that she and her husband Vince would be invited to our wedding.
And that they would be on our Christmas card list.
And that when our son Elias was born that she would respond to our news with the sweetest email.
And that basically, she is every bit as genuine in real life as she has always appeared to be.
Today I am thrilled that Matthew and I are jointly hosting an amazing giveaway in honor of her newest release album, Somewhere Down the Road. I have had the pleasure of listening to the album a few times already and in true Amy fashion, its wonderful. Beautiful lyrics. Hopeful words. Totally Amy. One song features one of of daughters, and the duet is BEAUTIFUL!
You can enter to win this package in a bunch of different ways!
First entry – leave a comment of why you would like to win. If you have an Amy memory, share that too!
For additional chances to win:
* Become a public follower of The Mom Creative (if you are a follower already, that counts too!)
* Subscribe to The Mom Creative using a reader like netvibes, google reader, etc.
* Become a fan of The Mom Creative on Facebook.
* Follow me on Twitter AND tweet this giveaway using this tweet: If you like @amygrant, enter @jessicanturner’s & @jesusneedsnewpr’s Somewhere Down the Road giveaway http://su.pr/2pc4ZA (pls RT) (include your Twitter handle in your comment)
You can also enter to win multiple times on Matthew’s blog. We will be jointly selecting the winners on Monday.
Good luck and Happy Friday!
Disclosure: EMI Christian Music Group is providing the prizes for this giveaway free of charge. We received a pre-release of the album for review. Compensated affiliate links used