Who better sings an old-time gospel song than the multiple-time recipient of Gospel Music Association Dove Awards Amy Grant? This is without any offense meant to other great musicians who have covered the popular Christian hymn "Rock of Ages." But given the honors that came along with Grant's recording, there's no doubt she nailed it. Taking aside the numerous accolades that decorated the singer's name, the fact that her singing rooted in gospel music will never be taken out of the picture. As a matter of fact, her recording of this tune was one of her come back performances to her roots. Fans and supporters of Grant have witnessed her rise to fame both in gospel and pop music. While her intent to widen her audience by embracing the pop music world turned successful, the singer never forgot to go back to where she came from.
Her comeback journey to gospel music started in 2002. And this time, she brought her present husband and country musician Vince Gill with her. On that year, Grant released her album of hymns called Legacy... Hymns and Faith. A mixture of bluegrass and pop influenced by Gill was so prevalent in this album. Also, it played a significant role in Grant's career as it marked her 25th anniversary in the industry. The sequel to this project came out in 2005. Entitled Rock of Ages... Hymns and Faith, the album was where the hymn "Rock of Ages" was recorded. It also became her 11th Christian album to top the related music chart.
Listen to Amy Grant's lovely audio duet with Vince Gill below.
Certainly, Amy Grant's return to gospel music was never a mistake considering the success her subsequent releases had reached. In particular, the success of her 13th studio album would also be the success of her cover of "Rock of Ages." Apart from topping the Christian Albums chart, the release has also won awards from prestigious organizations. In 2006, the record brought home Grammy's Best Southern, Country or Bluegrass Gospel Album. In addition to that, it received the Inspirational Album of the Year title conferred by the GMA Dove Awards.
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