Amy Grant to serve as 2014 Santa Train celebrity guest
Amy Grant teams up with Athena® Bottled Water
to benefit American Cancer Society
Nashville, Tenn. (August 13, 2014) – Six-time GRAMMY® Award winner Amy Grant’s original Billboard No. 1 hit "Baby, Baby" has returned to the charts in a new form. The remixed version of the single broke into the Top 10 this week, landing at No. 8, on the Billboard Hot Dance Club Play chart, building buzz for the release of her first remix album In Motion: The Remixes on August 19. GRAMMY®-nominated producer, DJ and remixer Dave Audé put a new spin on the hit, which originally topped the Billboard Hot 100 Chart for two consecutive weeks in 1991.
Watch Amy Grant’s official album trailer here:
Fans who pre-order In Motion: The Remixes today will receive an instant download of "Baby, Baby (Remix)" and "That's What Love Is For (Remix)." To pre-order, visitsmarturl.it/InMotionTheRemixes.
Later this year, Grant will be the celebrity guest on the 72nd Annual Santa Train as it makes its journey to bring gifts to Appalachian families on Saturday, Nov. 22. Making 14 stops through Kentucky, Virginia and Tennessee, Santa Train delivers toys and winter accessories to thousands of children and families along the way. Amy will accompany Santa and event sponsors CSX, Dignity U Wear, Food City and the Kingsport Chamber of Commerce on the 110-mile trek.
“I’m incredibly excited to be the celebrity guest on this year’s Santa Train,” Grant said. “It’s important to give back to the community, especially during the holidays, and I’m glad I can help.”
Next month, Amy Grant will also give back to the American Cancer Society. Teaming up with Athena® Bottled Water, Amy will perform at a private, invitation-only event in Nashville, “Eat. Drink. Party Pink.” on September 30 to kick off October as Breast Cancer Awareness month. Also performing at the event is country singer, former contestant on American Idol and Dancing With the Stars, and fellow Athena® Warrior Kellie Pickler. During the festivities, Amy will debut a new song, “Welcome Yourself,” which will later be available for sale on iTunes with proceeds donated to the American Cancer Society.
About Amy Grant
Amy Grant's career spans more than 30 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. Grant’s chart success has been consistent throughout her career with six No. 1 hits, ten Top 40 pop singles, seventeen 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. 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 couple of decades is assured. Her first studio album in more than a decade, How Mercy Looks From Here, released May 14, 2013 and debuted at No. 12 on the Billboard 200 Chart. Her first career remix album In Motion: The Remixes is set to debut August 19.
For more information on Santa Train, please contact:
Leigh Lindsey, McNeely Pigott & Fox, (615) 259-4000, firstname.lastname@example.org