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Subject: FAQ: AMY GRANT V-6.8 X-tended [1/2]
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Frequently Asked Questions [1/2]
for newsgroups: alt.music.amy-grant
* Getting the FAQ
* Questions & Answers
* What's in a name?
* Who Are We?
* Friends of AMY
* Obtaining pictures, newsletters, lyrics
* ART Server subscriptions
(info on subscribing/posting for those without Usenet access)
* Amy's Top 20
* Video Reviews
* The Collection
* Amy's Achievements on Billboard Magazine
Recent revision history:
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o added roughly 20 entries in 1995, 1996, 1997.
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At the tender age of 16, when Amy went into the
recording studio to make her first recording, she was scared
stiff and couldn't do it. Finally, this was resolved by
turning off all the lights in the studio. This let her
concentrate on her feelings for God (since this was a
religious tune), and just sing her heart out about it. (a)
Here are a few highlights from the biography written on Amy.
by: Bob Millard (1986)
[aside: This is an unauthorized biography, and it is
interesting to note that Bob has never met Amy in his life.
Shortly after the book was published, Amy commented "He was
pretty kind to me, for the most part"] (b)
Amy entered her career rather naively. There was some
confusion in her mind when she was told that she could do her
first concert for $300. Not realizing that her hosts would
pay HER for the privilege, rather than the other way around,
Amy protested. "I only have $500 in my savings and I need
it," she said. (71)
"When I first started doing concerts I didn't have to go
on the road because there wasn't any big demand for me," Amy
recalls. "People would just call about once a month and ask
if I could come to their place and sing. I'd pack up my
guitar and just fly out there. It has really only been [since
1980 or 1981] that I've done any real touring at all. But
one of the first concerts I can remember doing I had one
thousand kids show up at the Will Rogers Memorial Auditorium
in Fort Worth, Texas.
"I had no idea how the promoter did that. I knew maybe
three people in Fort Worth and couldn't understand how the
promoter got one thousand people there. I hardly knew any
songs. I just knew the songs I'd written plus maybe five or
six more. I remember playing everything I knew and I'd only
played for like fifty-five minutes and I finally said, 'I
don't know any more songs.' But the kids yelled from the
balcony, 'Why don't you just sing your songs over again?' It
was so informal. I just said okay and started singing 'em
over again." (79-80)
"I had a dream," she says. "I dreamed I was in heaven
and God put His arm around me and said, 'Amy, what have you
done for me?' I had my album behind my back and said, 'Look,
Lord, I've been singing for you. Here's my album.' He was a
little disappointed. That's when I woke up and realized I
was a little too proud of myself and that my whole life at
that time was just a piece of plastic, a round record." (83)
"Let me tell you what Amy did when she first started
writing songs and getting a few royalties," Amy's mother
says. "One year at Christmas she gave each one of her
sisters one of her songs. They each get a royalty off it
twice a year." The sisters' names do not appear as writers on
any of the album jacket credits and no one in the family or
management team has revealed which songs they are. Given the
continued, steady sales of her albums, Amy's gift of
songwriter credits has undoubtedly been worth hundreds of
dollars to her sisters and will continue to ring up
royalties, as long as her records stay in print. Amy's
generosity to her sisters is a quiet, personal thing among
the tightly knit family. (94)
Amy and Gary spent long hours together both on and off
the road that summer. Chapman's warmth and wit were winning
one heart in the wings along with all the hearts and souls he
was winning over in the audience. Amy learned a lot about
performing by watching Chapman's timing and humor. And Gary
couldn't help but notice the forthright honesty which
magnified Amy's charismatic rapport with her audience. In
front of the largest crowd, a thirty-thousand-strong festival
of young people held in Kissimmee, Florida, Amy blurted out
something to the crowd of high school and college students
that immediately tore down all the barriers of pretense which
an elevated stage and musical message can create. She told
them that she was horny. "We're sitting there, I do my
sound check. All these girls are in halter tops, great
figures, everybody's wearing nothing, we're in Floriday," Amy
says. "I'm eighteen and I know what they're thinking. I
said, 'I really want to know Jesus and I really want to love
him except...my hormones are on ten and I see you all...
sitting out there getting chummy and praying together--and
we're horny. My feeling is why fake it? I'm not trying to
be gross, I'm saying let's be honest about what's coming
down. Do you want to get to know Jesus? Fine. Let's be
honest about who we are.' " (103)
"I get tired of Christians trying to tell me what being
a Christian is," Amy said when she was twenty years old. "I
get tired of that kind of Christianity. I don't mean that in
a disrespectful way, but it's especially true in the college-
age group. People asking, 'Have you had your quiet time
today?' We have such a regimented idea of what Christianity
is. In college, everybody wears the same thing and they want
their walk with the Lord to be the same way. Sometimes I
just want to scream, 'I had a loud time with the Lord this
morning!' Sometimes I just feel like Christians are boxing
themselves in." (107)
"I felt that initially I was really accepted and well-
received by the audiences, but among the music people I was
really looked down upon," she recalls. "They were all
thinking...all the young kids buy [her records] because
she sings so simply. They all thought that the three-year-
old kid next door could write my songs. But that's just it;
the three-year-old next door was not writing them." (114)
"Sometimes I think it's a little unrealistic to think
the only thoughts a person has are Christian thoughts," Amy
recalls. "I remember going to a fraternity party and you
just sense the electricity starting to happen. Some guy's
paying you some attention and then somebody goes, 'Hey, this
is the gospel singer' and phhht, there it goes. I felt like
saying, 'Hey, look, I can flirt, I can date, I will kiss good
night, we can embrace.' But once the stereotype is there--
Many Vanderbilt boys were intimidated by her status as a
"professional Christian." They avoided Amy in any normal
social situation. "They think you're a female Billy Graham
with a guitar," she complained (119).
"I'll never be a star.
I just prefer to wish upon them,
Greet them at dusk,
And watch them fall."
That's how the postcard poem read. The message comes
from her heart, a young woman's rejection of the Hollywood
star-making machinery and its counterpart in the gospel music
industry. Recognitions of her in the world of professional
entertainment was growing each month, as the Grammy
nomination and the GMA Dove Award nominations of the two
previous years attested. The legion of Amy Grant fans
continued to grow. (122-123)
"Our big thrill was when we sang in a place called
Brugg. This is not Bruge, Belgium it's Brugg, Switzerland.
We sang at some kind of a ruin, it was like a circle of
stones and obviously had pillars. There were about six
thousand people there and we were invited to be part of a
music festival there. They were cheering when we walked out
and at first they told us to do six or seven songs, but by
the time we got up it was only two songs. We were the
nobodies so they cut us way down. We walked off and said,
'This will be incredible, the record company will be so
excited. We've spread our names and spread our music.'
"We walked off and someone came up to shake our hands
and they said, 'Now what is your name?' We said Gary Chapman
and Amy Grant. They said, 'They didn't introduce you, they
just said here's the two Americans.' " (137)
"Historically, any time a gospel artist has tried to
cross over, it has been just death for them in the Christian
music realm," Amy reflects. "I don't understand it. I don't
understand the mentality that says you can't express several
sides of your life. B.J. Thomas does it but he's highly
criticized, and unfairly so. A person is a person and you
have feelings. You know, I love my husband, I struggle in my
relationship with my family, this is what I feel like when
I'm driving home from work, this is how I brush my teeth.
Not everything has some heavy spiritual emphasis. But I
feel like there have been so few gospel artists that there's
a real protective feeling in the gospel music industry."(141)
"I felt like meat on a hook," Amy told Contemporary
Christian Music magazine. "We'd go to places like Johnny
Carson. The talent director would take me into the inner
sanctum while Gary and my manager sat outside taking bets on
how I'd do." (151)
"Parents encourage their kids to go see Amy because her
lyrics are clean, they're acceptable, and her venues are
wholesome," explains GMA executive director Don Butler. "She
doesn't want the conservative fundamentalists coming to her
concerts. She wants young people who will get up and move to
the beat, people who want to be pinned against the back wall
by the volume for two hours. That's what she gives them.
Besides, Amy never had the traditional gospel music fans, so
how could she turn them off? She has never been the darling
of the fundamentalists." (153-154)
"There are a lot of songs that I just write and the only
differentiation between them and secular pop music that I
would say is that they are an observation of everyday life
from a Christian perspective," Amy explains. "Like, I wrote
a great song about my great grandmother one time and somebody
who was really serious about what the lyrics should say might
say, 'You know, you say you're a Christian singer, but I've
played this song about your great grandmother for my friend
and they were not saved. You're a failure.' A hard-line
gospel songwriter might say that. But my point of view would
be that instead of just writing about this one little piece
of the spectrum, I'm just, as a songwriter, approaching
"There is a point at which we all have to say we're
satisfied," she says. "I can't let the number of albums I
sell dictate what I think of myself. If you start equating a
song with dollar signs, you'll lose your value of what a song
is all about." (159)
"Gary's really great," she said. "Sensitive--maybe too
much so--but that's balanced by a terrific sense of humor.
Like most couples we fight about everything. 'You're so
pushy,' he'll say. 'Stop manipulating me,' I'll say. It's a
great marriage." (161)
In Detroit, Amy was confronted by young fans who
presented her with a bouquet of flowers attached to a note
that read: "Turn back. You can still be saved if you renounce
what you've done."
"I cried in the shower, then went into the room and Gary
was in bed, and I said, 'Would you hold me for a while?' and
I just cried," Amy confesses. "Gary prayed for us, then the
words of my pastor echoed in my head: "You are called to love
"I feel like in the past we have felt, we as Christian
artists have felt like every song, every album had to
encompass everything that means to be Christian," she says.
"I feel like a lot of us now feel like 'let's approach all
aspects of life from a Christian perspective.' Now it doesn't
mean that suddenly every song doesn't have to be 'Blood on
the Cross.' That's never not included. But it's just saying
there's so many areas of life to be discussed and it's
important to have somebody discuss it from a Christian
perspective. How great to have a song that says, you know,
it's really bad between me and my husband but I know that
love perseveres." (167)
Amy's enuncitation is often poor from behind a
microphone, occasionally obscuring her lyrics, which, after
all, are the heart of a gospel song. Many of her young fans
know her lyrics by heart anyway, so they found a palatable
invitation to faith in her Christian witnessing in her
performance. There was the added communication of her mid-
concert monolog, delivered partly while Amy lay flat on her
back, legs crossed and kicking into the air like the B-grade
movie stereotype of a teenage on the telephone. She came as
close as she ever has to delivering a full-scale Christian
witness during this part of the concert.
"For maybe five of ten minutes [during concerts], I'll
say who I am and what Jesus means in my life," Amy says. "I
don't want to browbeat a crowd for two hours." (168)
"I do what comes the easiest to me and people fall in
the aisles," she says. "That's the difference with music.
It's a talent that people will know who you are, but that
doesn't mean it's a greater talent than any other. There are
times when I've felt, 'What a farce,' that my sisters work so
hard with their kids and get no attention. I do what comes
naturally and get enought attention for all of us and forty
times more. It's a humbling thing." (173)
"When people express shock at the idea of crossover
they're assuming that you're leaving something essential
behind," Amy said to her critics in the Christian community.
"I want to keep singing what I've always sung, but I see an
opportunity to do both--to sing for a larger audience and to
keep singing truth. And then I just go woooooo! Do it! Go
for it!" (176-177)
"What I want to do is to, in the way that I communicate
and express myself, is to say what it means to be a vibrant
Christian woman in the eighties," Amy explained. "And it
doesn't mean, hey, my breasts are going to hang out over my
shirt. I mean, that's gross to me. But it means to be
wholesome and alive. I think a lot of times to me something
that's very sexy, if you want to call it that, appealing to
me is something that's very alive." (177)
She stopped saying "maybe" to the possibility of
crossover into the country or pop industry and in 1985
announced, "I want to play hardball in this business."
"I want to be the U.S.A.'s top pop singer with the
wholesome image," she says. "It's fun to fantasize with a
Madonna. All through history there have been singers that
projected a popular image: Carole King, Karen Carpenter.
There's no balance to what kind of image is being presented
to kids today. I want to be there." (177)
"I see myself as sort of a combination performer and
evangelist," Amy explains. "I hope people enjoy my singing,
but at the same time their lives are affected by the words."
==> From Friends In Motion.
(a) Thanks to Traci Miklos for this information.
(b) From Lori McAlister -- thanks for the update! :)
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Name: Amy Lee Grant :^)
Born: Nov. 25, 1960 at St. Joseph Hospital in Augusta, GA
Hair: brown, naturally curly
Weight: 128.4 lbs.
Sisters: Mimi, Kathy, Carol
Brother-in-law: Dan Harrell (married to Kathy)
Married: Saturday June 19, 1982 - wedding at Vine Street
Christian Church in Nashville, TN
Husband: Gary Chapman (born August 19, 1957 in Waurika, OK)
Children: Matthew Garrison (b.1988), Gloria Mills (b.1991),
Sarah Cannon (b.1993)
Father: Dr. Burton Paine Grant
Mother: Gloria Grant
Grandfather: Dr. Otis Grant
Great Grandfather: Andrew Mizell Burton
(multimillionare and philanthropist)
Great Grand mother: Lillie May Armstrong Burton (Mimi)
Cousins: Wilson Burton (founder of City magazine)
Barry Burton (Vanderbilt Univ. football star)
Nieces/Nephews: 19 and counting
Pets: 2 cats, 1 German Shepherd, some horses, a mule, chickens
Hobbies: writing, long walks, manual labor, sitting in barns
Baptized: Church of Christ congregation in grade 7
Switched to: Belmont Church (of charismatic Christians), early teens
Grammar school: Ensworth private
High School: Harpeth Hall (got top honor -- 'Lady of the Hall')
# A's = 5; # F's = 1 in English Lit
Colleges: Furman University in Greenville, SC and Vanderbilt
Univ. in Nashville, TN (20 hours short of graduating)
- Major: English Lit (of course!)
Favorite food: spaghetti (can't think of any least fave foods)
- ethnic foods: crunchy shrimp rolls & bagels w/ smoked salmon & capers
- ice cream: Baskin Robbins Chocolate Chip, Haagen Dazs Chocolate
- desert: Something that involves chocolate and peanut butter.
It can be a Reeses Peanut Butter Cup or just a blob
peanut butter butter with Nestle chocolate chips.
- restaurant: California Pizza Kitchen (Los Angeles, casual)
- past-time: gardening and cleaning
- thing not to do: scrub the toilet
- TV show: Seinfeld
- comic: The Far Side
- movie: Forrest Gump (Terminator, Rambo, etc, NOT my type)
- source of trivia: Harper's Index
- sport to join in: snow skiing and GOLFING
- pro sport: football
First piano lesson: 10 years old
- took up guitar: 7th grade
- romantic Kiss: Spring of 7th grade (last romantic kiss: 2 hours ago)
- car owned: maroon, '73 MG GT (learned to drive on '63 VW Bug)
- serious concert: [according to her] in July 1978 at Lakeside
Amusement Park in Denver, CO. Given $300 for it.
- album: 'Amy Grant' recorded at age 16, released in 1977
50,000 copies sold in first year--now 250,000+ sold!
- big tour: 1981 with Ed DeGarmo and Dana Key
- Dove award: presented at age 17
- Platinum album: Age to Age (1982). Also, first time ANY Christian artist
had ever gone Platinum. Album won 6 Doves & 1 Grammy
Started singing: At school for my friends
Wrote first song: 15 years old (Mountain Man - never released)
6th, 7th, 8th grade music obsession: Cher, Carole King, Bette Midler
Longest tour: Unguarded (June 1984 - September 1, 1986)
Longest camping trip: 21 days, summer after 9th grade (3 bath)
Longest flight: to Niarobi, Kenya to visit a friend
Traffic tickets: Speeding = 1; Parking = 14+...I stopped counting
Pet peeves: Too many interviews
Scariest thing that happened: radial karetotemy eye surgery
Best thing that happened: radial karetotemy eye surgery
Thanks to David Ragsdale for compiling this section from the
'Friends of Amy' newsletter, and a BIG ROUND OF APPLAUSE goes to
Lori McAlister for researching it in the first place. ;^)
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Where was the "Lead Me On" video shot?
That song video was shot on three different locations. The waterfall
scenes were filmed about 90 miles from my house in Tennessee. It is
a privately-owned old mill, river and waterfall. Not a bad place for
a backyard party, huh? Zion National Park in Utah was the grand, arid,
mountainous part of the video. And finally, we did some set work in
a sound studio in Los Angeles. Four days of filming in all, five
days of travel and two weeks of editing...and voila! a 4 minute video!
(Aug '89 FOA newsletter)
Why are there two videos to "Good for Me"?
The first video featured Amy singing and dancing with another female.
Amy was trying to convey a message of two childhood friends, but in
the making of the video and all the overprocessing that went on, she
somehow felt the message she wanted got lost. Thus, she asked her
male friend, Jme Stein, to shoot another video with her--the 2nd video.
Refer to the section "Video Reviews" for a more detailed description.
Where can I find "Politics of Kissing"?
PoK is a very catchy song that Amy recorded for the House of Love
project. It was released only on the Euro/Asian versions of the HoL CD.
What circumstances inspired Lead Me On?
Well, before recording Lead Me On, Amy had just come off of a lengthy
(eighteen months) tour for Unguarded which had kept her on the road
for over a year. This was pretty shortly after her marriage to Gary
and the tour really put a strain on their relationship. Seems that
travelling in buses everywhere with other musicians & concert production
people, and staying in hotels and motels with thin walls made it hard for
them to have time alone together; they came off the tour feeling kind of
like strangers. On top of that, their first child, Matt, was born when
Amy started Lead Me On, which put an additional strain on them adjusting
to be new parents. Gary and Amy entered marriage counseling to get their
relationship back on track. They were able to work it all out; two
children and two albums later, things seem great between them.
However, Lead Me On is definitely a product of those low times. The
album has an overall melancholic feel to it, more thoughtful and
reflective than her earlier gospel albums or her later pop albums.
Especially songs like "Faithless Heart" which describes her temptation to
be unfaithful in pretty clear terms. In the album dedication (to Matt)
she wrote that she wanted him to know "how his mom felt about things" so
she was clearly trying to make an album that reflected the times she was
going through and the eventual strength she found. Because of these
things, Lead Me On is the best and deepest album she has done, in my
opinion. It really speaks to me of hard times overcome. This is the
album that I put on when I am depressed and I have found it to be
excellent personal therapy. Lead Me On is not only my favorite Amy
Grant album, but my favorite album out of everything I own, period.
However, although I would love for her to record another "Lead Me On",
more than that I don't want Amy to ever have to go through that again.
It's kind of a tough situation. The "tortured artist" has produced so
much amazing art, literature, and music. How much do we want them to get
their heads and lives straightened out, when it means that their work may
be less interesting. Of course, I would never want Amy to go through pain
for the purpose of writing better music (and of course, it is debatable
that it is better in the first place) as she writes great music anyway.
But I have that tug in me that wishes she would write something in that
vein even though I know it was largely due to circumstances I would never
wish upon her again.
What's In a Name?
Who is Laura in "Saved by Love"?
"Laura is a combination of everyone in my life, she is more than
one person." It is a feeling, Amy goes on to say, that every woman
has from time to time; wondering if there is more to life.
(Today Show, interview by Jane Pauly, Nov. 24, 1988)
"Laura" is not any one certain person. I've always liked the name. In
fact, when I was a little girl, I wanted my name to be Laura. This
character is actually based on one of my sisters. ("Laura loves her
little family"...I liked all those L's)
(Aug '89 FOA newsletter)
Who is Sharayah?
"Sharayah" is a name, that is all. It has no meaning that I know of,
and it is not Hebrew. Actually, the man that I co-wrote the song with
came up with the name Sharayah. It seems that he first saw the name
in a newspaper article in his hometown of England. However, the owner
of the name was a racehorce. (I guess you never can tell where a
little inspiration might come from.)
(Mar '86 FOA newsletter)
What does El Shaddai mean?
Here's a translation of the song lyrics:
El Shaddai, El Shaddai
(God Almighty, God Almighty)
El Elyon Na Adonai
(God in the highest, Lord)
Er Kam Ka Na Adonai
(I will have compassion on you Lord)
(July '87 FOA newsletter)
Friends of Amy:
"How can I meet Amy?"
Occasionally, when Amy is touring, a local concert promoter or
sponsor will arrange for an autograph party in that city. We do
not attempt to make arrangements for individuals either in
their cities or here in Nashville. It would be a security and
logistical nightmare to accommodate such requests. (Amy wanted
me to add that if you ever pass her on the street, don't
hesitate to stop and introduce yourself!)
"regarding packages and gifts..."
As of April 1990, we adopted a policy of not receiving packages
or gifts of any kind. Packages with return addresses are
returned. Those without are simply left at the post office.
"regarding music, lyrics and demo tapes..."
Amy simply does not have the time nor does she feel
particularly qualified to critique music and lyrics sent to
her. As for "pitching" your song to her, she only receives
material presented through a reputable publisher and by her own
request. In the past, we have attempted to return any lyrics
submitted witha note of explanation. As of January 1992, we
will only be returning those lyrics that are sent with a self-
addressed stamped envelope. For legal purposes, all others will
"regarding working for Amy or trying out for a band..."
Honestly, you've got to know somebody on the "inside track" to
even be considered for a position either in her personal staff
or touring entourage. Prospective musicians/vocalists are
welcome to submit resumes, demo tapes and inquiries to Mike
2019 Poston Ave
Nashville, TN 37203 (this is Amy's management office)
Who Are We? (in reverse alphabetical order)
Lori McAlister: (refer to Friends of Amy section for more details)
- Amy's personal correspondent since 1985
- handles Amy's "fan" mail
- writes the Friends of Amy newsletters
- joined Internet and a.m.a-g with a 'splash' in late June of '94
- an extremely valuable resource...gives us the 'inside' on Amy
- lives in Nashville, Tennessee, USA
- she can be reached at: LoriMc4FOA@aol.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
Andreas Haug: (refer to ART Server and Obtaining... for more details)
- sent the new group create control sequence in mid-January '94,
bringing alt.music.amy-grant to life
- administers the Amy Response Team (ART) Server and Gateway
- administers Amy Grant - the Archive (AGtA) World-Wide-Web Server
- lives near Stuttgart, Germany
- he can be reached at: email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
- assisted in proposals to set rec.music.artists.amy-grant in motion
- Amy's semi-official "dyed-in-the-wool" concert photographer
- check out http://www.mindspring.com/~steve550/amy.html
- he can be reached at: email@example.com
- Amy Grant's husband, lives in Franklin, Tennessee
- he joined the group in early November, 1995
- Gary may still be reachable at: firstname.lastname@example.org
- nurtured a seed (idea) during Christmas of '93 to set
alt.music.amy-grant (initially alt.fan.amy.grant) in motion
- founder/administrator of alt.music.amy-grant, at the time the
2nd real newsgroup devoted to a female artist (alt.fan.debbie.gibson
was doomed from the start because of naming problems)
- pushed forth proposals to establish rec.music.artists.amy-grant
- maintains the Amy Grant FAQ (what you are hopefully enjoying now)
- currently lives in Brampton, Ontario, Canada
- he can be reached at: email@example.com http://www.web.net/~pbhatia
Thanks to JediHolo for his contribution of the Today Show interview.
A big round of applause goes to David Ragsdale for his contribution!!!
What do all those funny characters mean?
C O M M O N N E T A C R O N Y M S
AOL America On-Line
BTW By The Way
BWG Big Wide Grin
EOD End of Discussion
FAQ Frequently Asked Questions
FWIW For What its Worth
FYI For Your Information
HTML HyperText Mark-up Language
IAE In Any Event
IMHO In My Humble Opinion [In My Honest Opinion]
IOW In Other Words
IRL In Real Life
IRC Internet Relay Chat
LOL Laughing out Loud (major) / Lots of Love (minor)
LTNS Long Time No See
MYOB Mind Your Own Business
OTOH On the Other Hand
ROTFL Rolling on the Floor Laughing
TTYL Talk To You Later
URL Uniform Resource Locator [Address suitable for a web browser]
WRT With Respect To [With Regard To]
WWW World Wide Web
A M Y G R A N T A C R O N Y M S
AG Amy Grant
AGC Amy Grant Chapman
a.m.a-g alt.music.amy-grant newsgroup
ART Amy Response Team (newsgroup <--> e-mail listserver)
BYT Big Yellow Taxi
CCM Christian Contemporary Music
FOA Friends of Amy
FOG Friends of Gary
GC Gary Chapman
HIM Heart in Motion
HOL House of Love
LMO Lead Me On
r.m.a.a-g rec.music.artists.amy-grant newsgroup
TLI The Light Inside
TWLIF That's What Love is For
Thanks to Brian Schafer for researching these. Great job, IMHO! :)
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(...or everything you've wanted to know about FRIENDS OF AMY, but were
afraid to ask:) (info provided by Lori McAlister)
"Where can I write to Amy Grant?"
Send any and all correspondence to:
Friends of Amy
9 Music Square S., Suite 214
Nashville, TN 37203-3203 e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Anything sent to Amy's attention at any other address (including
her home) is forwarded to FOA. For time and security reasons, Amy
doesn't open mail from anyone she does not personally know. She
does receive a random sampling of her mail which she reads as
time permits. She also has a question/answer section in her tri-
annual FOA Newsletter. Every word of every letter Amy is sent
gets read and dealt with in a confidential and responsible
manner. "Brevity" is the key to getting your requests and
questions answered most quickly.
HERE'S WHAT'S AVAILABLE: [ALL PAYMENTS MUST BE IN U.S. DOLLARS]
** FOA Newsletter (February, June, and October issues)
includes post card notices of tour itineraries, snapshots,
recipies, question/answer, sneak peek lyric previews, behind the
scenes and whatever else Amy feels like writing about.
$6/year US $7/year CANADA $9/year other foreign
** A personalized, autographed, 5x7 B&W photo of Amy
$2 U.S. $3 all foreign (be sure to include name for
** "Meet Amy Grant Chapman" info package:
autobiographical info, trivia, personal spiritual journey,
discography, her career start and most current project news.
$7 US $8 all foreign
** "The Music Business From Amy's Perspective" info package:
How Amy got started, her thoughts and advice for
aspiring writes/performers, addresses to write for more
$2 US $3 all foreign
ALL FUNDS MUST BE IN U.S. DOLLARS.
All the above prices include shipping and handling. Make cheques
payable to FRIENDS OF AMY. Include your COMPLETE & LEGIBLE
name and address with the order. Thanks!
"AMY GRANT merchandise availability..."
At this time, official Amy stuff is available only at the
concerts. We HOPE to be able to offer some items from the HOUSE
OF LOVE tour, but have no confirmation of this as yet. Music
and video product are available wherever WORD or A&M products
are sold. If what you're looking for is not in stock, ask the
store to special order it for you. If that fails, in the US
you can write to:
Family Music Club
P O Box 10659
Des Moines, IA 50336-0659
Another excellent place to find Amy collectibles is:
Goods For You
P.O. Box 25082
Nashville, TN 37202
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P I C T U R E S, N E W S L E T T E R S, L Y R I C S
by F T P
We are aware of one site carrying Amy-related Files. Connect using
the "ftp" (or equivalent) program.
Note: Unfortunately, the files at this site are woefully out of date,
as most people have made the switch to WWW.
cs.uwp.edu is probably the "largest" site carrying music related
materials on the internet. Connect using the 'ftp' program and look
in the directories under /g/grant.amy/
via the W O R L D W I D E W E B
Marc Drumm's "Amy Grant Throughout this Web Wide World"
Marc has set up links to just about any site on the web that contains
Amy related pages. This would be a good site for surfers to
springboard from. ;^)
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All messages sent to the ART server (address below)
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write your posting as usual, and send it via eMail to
If you have any questions regarding this service feel free to ask the
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This FAQ maintained by Pradeep Bhatia. Thanks to all the contributors!
If you would like to add to this, send submissions to: firstname.lastname@example.org
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