[No apologies about this post – it had to be done]
The year…1991. I had my “hope set high” and was coming to realize “that’s what love is for.” I walked into the CD store with a few bucks to spend. And then I saw her. And she was gorgeous to my 11-yr old eyes; and I was in love. Once I heard “Baby Baby” – I was done for. I had to buy Amy Grant’s Heart in Motion album. I listened to it non-stop.
And then I remember glancing at an article, and I realized a sad truth: Amy Grant had…crossed over. It was a sad day as Amy ventured over into the dark side. And then she got [dare I say it…] divorced. So I stopped listening to Amy. An era was finished.
Now, I’ve since then become perfectly okay (in fact, quite elated) with Christian artists “crossing over,” but had since forgotten about Amy Grant, except for an occasional Christmas album I heard. She sang a duet with Fernando Ortega [album :: Storm] on the traditional hymn Come, Ye Sinners, Poor and Needy – and I loved it. Then I ran across a link [thanks Len] to the Larry King interview with Amy and Vince. I actually sat and read through the entire thing. Amy & Vince talk about their friendship-eventually-turned-marriage, their Christian faith and much more.
Now if I could only find that Heart in Motion tape…