A Stunning Tribute| Posted January 30, 2008
After a long hiatus from the Christian music scene, Amy Grant returned to celebrate her 25th anniversary in Christian music with a beautiful hymns project filled with timeless, country-flavored arrangements of old favorites. Co-produced by Brown Bannister and Grant's husband, country legend Vince Gill, this album reminds me of another best-seller, O Brother, Where Art Thou?, which brought country & bluegrass back into mainstream acceptence. Fans of Amy Grant will definitly need to be prepared that this CD is different than previous efforts in two ways. First of all, this is country. Amy is in fact married to one of the biggest stars of country and the influence can't be missed. Second, there are no pop recordings. Fans of even Amy's first albums will be disappointed if they come looking for a great beat. This album is definitly presented as a reflection of our Christian heritage. The full orchastrations and arrangements are presented as the fullest picture possible to represent some of the most cherished hymns and chorasus. While Grant is in full form, you have to come expecting something different. Legacy is the perfect vehicle to bring generations together, so that grandmothers can share their early days in church with grandchildren who might only know praise choruses. Legacy is just that: a stunning tribute to these stately songs of our faith.