This weekend, nine-time GRAMMY Award nominee and Curb | Word Entertainment artist Natalie Grant has released a reimagined duet of "Step By Step" with Dolly Parton from her forthcoming album, Seasons. The iconic song--made popular by Whitney Houston--appeared on the soundtrack for The Preacher's Wife and was dubbed one of Houston's best songs. This marks the first time Grant and Parton have recorded together, having shared the stage earlier this year at Dollywood. "Step By Step" is out now and can be listened to here.
"In 1996, 'Step By Step' is a song I would blast on cassette in my beat up Volkswagen Golf as I drove to my job at Medicare," shares Grant. "The dream when I moved to Nashville was music, not Medicare, but I had to do what was necessary to keep going. This song was my reminder to keep putting one foot in front of the other. If you would've told me then that one day, I would not only be recording this song but doing it with an international icon, I never ever would've believed it. I still can't believe it."
The release of "Step By Step" follows the much-anticipated announcement of Grant's new album, Seasons, which will be available on October 6 and is now available for pre-order. The 10-track album features Grant's own twist on songs that have made a lasting impression on her life and her illustrious career.
To create Seasons, Grant invited some of the top artists in their genres to join her, including Mary Mary with their first re-recorded version of the smash hit "Shackles (Praise You)," Tasha Cobbs Leonard on Paul Simon's "Bridge Over Troubled Water," and her mother and daughters on Bob Dylan's "Make You Feel My Love." The first single from Seasons, "You Will Be Found" with Cory Asbury, has resonated with audiences around the globe with over 20 million global on-demand streams and is currently #3 on Mediabase Audience Chart, matching Grant's highest charting Billboard Airplay career single, "King of the World." Seasons can now be pre-ordered here.
This Sunday, August 6, Grant will perform on the 54th Annual Stellar Awards on BET, honoring Cece Winans. The touching moment further solidified Grant's relationship with Winans, who also appears on Seasons performing "My Tribute (To God Be The Glory)." The Stellar Awards air on BET Network at 8 PM (EST).
In addition to the release of Seasons, this Fall Grant and her husband will extend their wildly popular An Evening with Natalie Grant featuring Bernie Herms tour. Tickets are now available here.