Featured News - Current News - Archived News - News Categories

Amy Grant photo courtesy of The Media Collective
Amy Grant photo courtesy of The Media Collective

Amy Grant: First new music in 10 years, 'Trees We'll Never See'


Fri, Mar 24th 2023 10:50 am

‘What You Heard’ coming April 28

Multi-platinum, six-time Grammy Award-winner Amy Grant's first new music in a decade, the track "Trees We'll Never See," is now available across all DSP's, along with a scenic lyric video.

Billboard spoke with Grant last week about creating new music, the poignant new single, and how “the gift of life's fourth quarter is the perspective and awareness and the appreciation of all of it.”

Since the age of 15, and now in her early 60s, Grant has really never stopped making music, and her most happy place to make music is with friends. While she has continued to release music, it has been 10 years since she’s released new songs, the last being her critically acclaimed album “How Mercy Looks From Here." That experience with producer and songwriter Marshall Altman was so rewarding and life-giving that Grant called on Altman again in 2023 to produce two new songs, including "Trees We'll Never See." “What You Heard," co-written with Natalie Hemby and Barry Dean, is scheduled to release April 28.

“ 'Trees We’ll Never See' is one of those life-lesson, encouraging songs that remind us that we are not alone, we have a purpose, and the seeds we plant today are so important," Grant said. "Even if we ‘never see’ the fruit or the trees that grow from those seeds in our lifetime, it’s always important to invest in people, friends, family and those we may never even meet."

While it was penned by Altman and Michael White, “Trees We’ll Never See” is true Amy Grant in that the wisdom imparted in the lyric, paired with incredible musicianship (including Vince Gill on guitar) can be magical. This song has new color palettes rooted in singer-songwriter and Americana leanings which have always been part Grant’s music, but even more so now.

Grant is currently in the middle of her spring tour run, with many dates already sold out. Throughout 2023 she will be hitting 70 cities across the U.S., and is excited to share new music and fan favorites. 

Amy Grant cover art courtesy of The Media Collective


More About Amy Grant

A press release noted the following:

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 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.

Most recently, The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts included Grant as one of their five distinguished honorees to receive the 45th Kennedy Center Honors for lifetime artistic achievements.

Hometown News

View All News