Amy Grant was born on November 25, 1960, in Augusta, Georgia, to Dr. Burton Paine Grant and his wife Gloria. She is the youngest of four children.She began in contemporary Christian music (CCM) before crossing over to pop music in the 1980s and 1990s. She recorded her first album, a Christian album called, “Amy Grant” in 1977. It initially sold 250,000 copies, eventually selling over a million copies. Her big break came in 1991, when she released the album “Heart in Motion.” The song, “Baby Baby” went to number one on the Radio & Records Chart for three weeks. The album eventually sold over four million copies in the United States alone.
She has been referred to as “The Queen of Christian Pop” As of 2009 she had sold more than 30 million albums worldwide, won six Grammy Awards, 22 Gospel Music Association Dove Awards, and her album was the first Christian album to go platinum. She was honored with a star on Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2006 for her contributions to the entertainment industry. She is the author of several books, including a memoir, Mosaic: Pieces of My Life So Far, and a book based on the popular Christmas song “Breath of Heaven (Mary’s Song)” that she co-wrote.