Six-time GRAMMY® winner Amy Grant has released a very special project, Behind The Eyes, on the 25th anniversary of its original release (25th Anniversary Expanded Edition).
Grant wrote about the experience of writing and recording these “Snapshots of Life” songs earlier this spring, saying that “rediscovering so many unreleased tracks was like finding an old roll of undeveloped film 25 years after taking the pictures!”
The 25th anniversary expanded edition includes 18 bonus tracks, including previously unreleased songs, b-sides, and demos from the original Behind The Eyes recording sessions, in addition to the original twelve tracks that have been completely remastered. “I Will Be Your Friend (2022 Version)” and “Turn This World Around” are two of the bonus tracks (2022 Version)were newly reimagined by producer Keith Thomas.
Amy Grant’s career spans more than 40 years and stretches from her roots in gospel into becoming an iconic pop star, songwriter, television personality and philanthropist. With three multi-platinum albums, six platinum albums and four gold albums, her total career album sales have exceeded 30 million and over 1 billion global streams. Grant’s chart success has been consistent throughout her career with six No. 1 hits, 10 Top 40 pop singles, 17 Top 40 Adult Contemporary tracks and multiple Contemporary Christian chart-toppers. In addition to her six GRAMMY® Awards, Grant has earned 26 Dove Awards (including four Artist of the Year Awards) and has been awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame as well as the Music City Walk of Fame and the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame. Conventional wisdom has it that Grant put Contemporary Christian Music on the map becoming the first Contemporary Christian artist to have a platinum record, the first to hit No. 1 on the Pop charts and the first to perform at the GRAMMY® Awards. With that, her legacy as one of the most influential artists of the past four decades is assured. In April of 2016, Grant celebrated the 25th anniversary of her iconic hit “Baby Baby” with a worldwide release of the song featuring pop sensation Tori Kelly. Tennessee Christmas released in late 2016 and marked Grant’s first all-new holiday album in nearly 20 years. In February 2020, The T.J. Martell Foundation – the music industry’s leading nonprofit to fund innovative medical research focused on treatments and cures for cancer – honored Grant with the Tony Martell Outstanding Entertainment Achievement Award at their annual Honors Gala. 2021 found Grant celebrating her iconic, 5x platinum album, Heart In Motion, releasing a double disc 35th Anniversary Edition over the summer of 2021 that included never before released tracks and updated remixes of the hit singles. 2021 also included a lot of touring as well as a new single release, a cover of the classic song “Put A Little Love In Your Heart,” which closed out Amy’s shows. 2022 marks anniversaries of her platinum-selling classic “Age To Age” album and the gold-selling “Behind The Eyes” albums. Most recently, The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts announced Grant to be one of the five Honorees who will receive the 45th Kennedy Center Honors for lifetime artistic achievements later this fall.