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Amy Grant's "Stellar" and "Transparent" Album,
How Mercy Looks From Here, Debuts at No. 1 on Christian Soundscan and No. 12 on the Billboard 200


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NEWS SOURCE: The M Collective
May 22, 2013

Nashville, Tenn. (May 22, 2013) - On the heels of receiving some of the best reviews of her 30+ year career, six time GRAMMY® winner Amy Grant has even more to celebrate as her first full length album in 10 years, How Mercy Looks From Here, has garnered her a No. 1 debut on Christian SoundScan and a No. 12 debut on the Billboard 200, scanning over 26,000 units.

"Amy Grant has delivered a beautiful record of compelling songs that document her life experiences over the past decade since her last studio record," remarked Peter York President, Capitol CMG Label Group. "It's an authentic album of songs she's written that allow the listener to peer deeply into her heart and connect emotionally with her journey. It must be heard to be appreciated and I would encourage all to taste and see."

Following an extensive press and radio tour last week that included CBS This Morning, NPR's Weekend Edition, People.com, Morning Joe on MSNBC, WOR Radio with Rita Cosby, FUSE NEWS and more, Grant will make tour stops in the UK starting May 25, with previously filmed interviews airing next week on Lifetime TV shows "The Balancing Act" (5/28) and "Hollywood Watch" (5/31). Additionally, Grant is also scheduled to appear on the popular ABC daytime shows The View (6/20) and The Chew (7/19), while more critical acclaim for the project continues to roll in:

"Few singers probe issues of the spirit and of the heart with the warmth and intimacy of Amy Grant.….With a voice as organic and comforting as a wool sweater, Grant shows maturity by relying on her voice's amber tones and subtle phrasing without showing off or pushing any edges…..however we look at time, we should make the best of this moment - which is what Grant does on How Mercy Looks From Here." -Associated Press

"Amy Grant is like fine wine and the veteran songstress only gets better with age as it is evident in this stellar collection of songs. It is definitely one of the best albums that came out in 2013. Amy conveys a wide spectrum of emotions in How Mercy Looks From Here. Her vocals are warm, deep, moving and captivating." -Digital Journal

"Wisdom and life experience ring loud and clear in this body of work….transparent and intentional, with an understanding of universal brokenness healed only through the grace and mercy of the blood of Jesus. No filler here. These songs are the breath of her life." -Worship Leader

About Amy Grant:
Amy Grant's career spans over 30 years and stretches from her roots in gospel into her experience as an iconic pop star, songwriter, television personality and philanthropist. Grant has sold more than 30 million albums boasting one five-time Platinum album, one triple Platinum and one double Platinum album, as well as six platinum and four Gold albums. Amy has won six GRAMMY® Awards in multiple categories, beginning with the platinum selling Age to Age in 1982 and 25 GMA Dove Awards. She also has six No. 1 hits - including "Baby, Baby" and "Every Heartbeat" - and is one of only two Christian artists to be awarded a star on the legendary Walk of Fame in Hollywood. In 2003, she was inducted into the Gospel Music Hall of Fame. In 2006 Amy announced her first ever label shift to EMI Music Group where her entire music catalog was re-mastered and released via a GREATEST HITS album and made available for the first time digitally. Amy released her first studio album in 10 years, How Mercy Looks From Here in May 2013.

Get Connected with Amy Grant:
Website // www.amygrant.com
Facebook // www.facebook.com/amygrant
Twitter // @amygrant

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