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Amy Grant releases 'Lead Me On Live 1989'


Fri, Oct 6th 2023 01:40 pm

Long-awaited 18-track collection includes previously unreleased songs from captivating ‘Lead Me On Tour’ in 1989

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Six-time Grammy Award-winner Amy Grant's long-awaited, fan-anticipated project, “Lead Me On Live 1989” is now available in all digital formats and as a two-CD collection everywhere fans buy or stream music.

Originally recorded during her “Lead Me On World Tour” in 1988-89, and mostly unreleased except for a few songs included on the 20th anniversary edition of the original “Lead Me On” album, this new collection of 18 tracks from the Fort Worth, Texas, tour stop includes the full-concert experience. 

Pulled from the vault 34 years later, this project allows fans their first opportunity to experience all the songs from Grant's biggest tour up to that point in her career. Prior to Grant's global pop-star success with “Heart In Motion,” 1988-89 was a time of incredible audience growth for Grant, and found her pulling out all the stops for an unparalleled experience.

All salvageable film footage from the 1989 show is finally seeing the light of day, the first of which is the “music video” for “Wait For The Healing” now available on YouTube. In all, there will be 15 full-length music videos released from the original film footage along with fun shorts, reels, behind the scenes and more. All-new merch, fan packs and bundles for the project are also available to fans at www.amygrant.com.

Grant said, “When I first heard the recordings from 1989 from the ‘Lead Me On Tour,’ the thing that bowled me over was just what a talented band I had on the road. I have loved every band configuration I’ve ever had on the road and all are so special to me, but there was something unique about that group of players and singers during the ‘Lead Me On Tour.’ First of all, there were so many of us on the stage and so many types of instrumentation like harmonica solos, flute solos, saxophone, mandolins, lots of keyboards and stacks of vocals, it just felt like one big family reunion every night. The size and scope of the production and the big experience we were trying to create also made this tour very special. The energy of the crowd felt like an infinite No. 8 with energy coming from us on stage, it circling through the audience and then coming back to us, and it brought back so many amazing memories. I’m so grateful we captured that moment in time.”

Grant hit the road on Sept. 20, performing her iconic hits along with selections from the “Lead Me On Live 1989” project. On Nov. 26, Grant and her longtime friend and collaborator Michael W. Smith will begin their 2023 Christmas tour. Joined by special guest Michael Tait of the Newsboys, Grant and Smith will co-headline nine holiday shows, including their first appearance together on New York City’s iconic Carnegie Hall stage (Dec. 5). Following this will be one of Music City’s most treasured traditions when Grant and her husband, Vince Gill, begin their beloved “Christmas at the Ryman” residency. The 12-concert run is scheduled for Dec. 13-14, 16-17, 19-20 and 22-23, and will once again feature matinee performances of the beloved show.

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