Lead Me On: Amy Grant

Thursday, October 11, 2018

Lead Me On album coverAmy Grant’s album “Lead Me On” spent a total of 36 weeks as the number 1 Christian album on the Billboard Christian Albums chart. That’s tied for the 6th most weeks in the top position in the history of the chart, sharing that spot with another of Amy’s albums, “Unguarded.”

It entered the #1 position on August 27, 1988 and stayed there until March 10, 1989, knocked out after 28 consecutive weeks by Michael W. Smith’s “I 2 (EYE).” It re-entered the #1 spot on April 8, 1989 and remained there another 8 weeks. “Lead Me On,” the album, was released on June 28, 1988. It was Amy’s seventh studio album and 11th overall.

Lead Me On Back CoverThe title track from the album was the second single released and the only one to chart on the mainstream Billboard Hot 100 chart, peaking at #96. Amy has said the lyrics of “Lead Me On” deal with slavery and the Holocaust. During the recording of the song Amy went into labor and had her first child, Matthew Garrison Chapman the next day.

Amy won the Grammy for Best Gospel Performance, Female in 1989 for “Lead Me On.” The album also won the Dove Award for Pop/Contemporary Album of the Year and the video of the song “Lead Me On” won the Dove Award for Short Form Music Video of the Year.

Here’s the official music video of “Lead Me On.”

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