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Encyclopedia > Straight Ahead (Amy Grant album)

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  • Title: Straight Ahead
  • Artist: Amy Grant
  • Genre: Gospel/Christian
  • Styles: CCM, Adult Contemporary, Pop
  • Recorded: ???
  • Released: 1984
  • Producer: Brown Bannister
  • Executive Producers: Michael Blanton, Dan Harrell, and Gary Chapman
  • Record Label: Myrrh/Word
  • Professional Reviews: [1] (http://www.allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&token=ADFEAEE47E1ADC4DA57E20E9BE1C63E59753DF3AF00DD9A1333C1952C4B03C7E9D1A6AB413ADC6CFB1FA70F870A5FE2AAE5E07C3AA93&uid=CAW020505082114&sql=10:shdkylkjxp9b~T1|AMG)]

Amy Grant, Age To Age, 1982 Amy Lee Grant (born November 25, 1960 in Augusta, Georgia) is an American singer-songwriter whose music has strong Christian themes. ... Gospel music may refer either to the religious music that first came out of African-American churches in the 1930s or, more loosely, to both black gospel music and to the religious music composed and sung by white southern Christian artists. ... Upon This Rock, Larry Norman (1969) Contemporary Christian Music (CCM), or Christian pop/rock music, is a sub-genre of Christian music. ... Adult contemporary music, frequently abbreciated to just AC, is a type of radio format that plays mainstream and pop music, without hip-hop or rap since, as per the name, it is geared more towards adults than teens. ... Depending on context, pop music is either an abbreviation of popular music or, more recently, a term for a sub-genre of it. ...

Track Listing

  1. "Where Do You Hide Your Heart" (Grant, Smith) - 3:59
  2. "Jehovah" (Thurman) - 5:59
  3. "Angels" (Bannister, Chapman, Grant, Smith) - 4:12
  4. "Straight Ahead" (Chapman, Grant, Smith) - 3:50
  5. "Thy Word" (Grant, Smith) - 3:20
  6. "It's Not A Song" (Buchanan, Chapman) - 3:27
  7. "Open Arms" (Chapman, Grant, Hibbard) - 3:25
  8. "Doubly Good To You" (Mullins) - 3:15
  9. "Tomorrow" (Chapman, Grant, Hibbard) - 3:25
  10. "The Now And The Not Yet" (Hall) - 3:36

Charts

Album - Billboard (North America) Billboard is a weekly American magazine devoted to the music industry. ...

Year Chart Position
1984 Top Contemporary Christian 1
1984 Top Contemporary Christian 1
1985 The Billboard 200 133

Awards

1984 - NARAS Grammy Award, Best Gospel Performance (Female), "Angels" Grammy Award statuette The Grammy Awards, presented by the Recording Academy (an association of Americans professionally involved in the recorded music industry) for outstanding achievements in the recording industry, is one of four major music awards shows held annually in the United States (the Billboard Music Awards, the American Music...


1985 - GMA Dove Award, Pop/Contemporary Album of the Year, Straight Ahead The Dove Awards, created in 1969 by the Gospel Music Association to honor the outstanding achievements in contemporary Christian and gospel music, are held annually in Nashville, Tennessee. ...


Preceded By: A Christmas Album, Succeeded By: Unguarded Title: A Christmas Album Artist: Amy Grant Genre: Gospel/Christian Styles: Christmas, CCM, Adult Contemporary, Pop Recorded: July 3-August 26, 1983 Released: September 27, 1983 Producer: Brown Bannister Executive Producers: Michael Blanton, Dan Harrell, and Gary Chapman Record Label: Myrrh/Word Professional Reviews: [1] Track Listing Tennessee Christmas (Chapman... Title: Unguarded Artist: Amy Grant Genre: Gospel/Christian Styles: CCM, Adult Contemporary, Pop Recorded: ??? Released: May 15, 1985 Record Label: Myrrh/A&M Professional Reviews: [1] Track Listing Love Of Another Kind (Chapman, Grant, Kirkpatrick, Mullins) - 3:23 Find A Way (Grant, Smith) - 3:28 Everywhere I Go (Kortes) - 4...


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Amy Grant - Music Downloads - Online (3480 words)
Bio: Although Amy Grant cannot claim to have invented the Contemporary Christian Music (CCM) style of gospel music, she did the most to popularize it in the 1970s and 1980s before successfully crossing over to pop music in the '80s and early '90s.
Straight Ahead, Grant's fifth studio album, was released in February 1984, and while it did not equal the commercial success of Age to Age, it was also very popular.
Grant and her producers, Gill and Brown Bannister, won the 2003 Dove Award for Inspirational Album of the Year, and Grant and Gill won the Dove for Country Recorded Song of the Year for the track "The River's Gonna Keep on Rolling" (written by Gill).
Straight Ahead (Amy Grant album) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (262 words)
Straight Ahead was the eighth album by Christian music artist Amy Grant, released in 1984 (see 1984 in music).
Straight Ahead was the follow-up to Amy's ground-breaking 1982 album Age to Age.
Straight Ahead was the first Christian album to chart on the Billboard pop album chart.
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