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Amy Grant – Tennessee Christmas Review & Giveaway

When I first came to know the Lord at the young age of 19, Amy Grant was one of the first Christian recording artists I came to know and love. I played her “Age to Age” and “Unguarded” albums on repeat in my car as I grew to know and love the Lord. I would shut myself in my room and sing, “Sing Your Praise To The Lord” and “El-Shaddai” until I lost my voice.

Through the years, I’ve enjoyed listening to Amy’s albums. I loved her Christmas album, “Home For Christmas” (the only one I own) so much that I was thrilled when given the opportunity to review her newest, “Tennessee Christmas”.

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Unlike any of Amy’s other Christmas albums that are packed full of traditional hymns and songs about Jesus, this album takes on a more somber, melancholy approach to Christmas. Truly, it is an album for both those in relationship with Jesus who may be struggling through a hard season, as well as for those who have not yet come to know Jesus.

The songs on this album are peaceful, reflective and cause you to stop and ponder the season. Although there are a few joyful and upbeat songs, as well as a couple of remixed hymns, most of the songs on the album found me thinking about those who feel as if they have no hope. Even though some have asked where Jesus is in this album, I believe Amy has done a marvelous job in creating something for all mankind. I love what Amy told the Detroit Free Press,

“I’ve recorded a lot of Christmas music, but I thought, what I haven’t done is to consider somebody that spends their holidays alone,” Grant said, during an interview in Nashville, Tennessee. “I want to make a record for an audience of one. I want to tell one person ‘Merry Christmas’ and I want to be willing to sit there in the sadness too.” – Amy Grant

I really enjoyed this album. I love Amy’s duet with her husband, Vince Gill of “Baby It’s Cold Outside”.  Her song, “To Be Together” gets me excited about being with friends and family for the holidays. You can listen to an audio version of the song below.

Special Announcement

Amy is asking for fans to upload any videos you may have surprising loved ones for the holidays to social media. Those chosen will be part of a compilation video that Amy herself will share on her large social outlets! Post to your socials using the hashtag #TNChristmasSurprise!.

The Giveaway

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One reader will win a copy of Amy’s Tennessee Christmas on CD. Winners must reside within the Continental U.S. and have a valid email address for confirmation purposes. To enter, just follow the prompts on the giveaway widget below. *This giveaway will end at 9PM (Pacific) on Thursday, December 8th. If you do not win, you can purchase a copy here.

Good luck!

Amy Grant’s Tennessee Christmas CD

“Disclosure (in accordance with the FTC’s 16 CFR, Part 255:  “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising”):  Many thanks to Propeller Consulting, LLC for providing this prize for the giveaway.  Choice of winners and opinions are 100% my own and NOT influenced by monetary compensation.  I did receive a sample of the product in exchange for this review and post. Only one entrant per mailing address, per giveaway.  If you have won a prize from our sponsor Propeller /FlyBy Promotions in the last 30 days, you are not eligible to win.  Or if you have won the same prize on another blog, you are not eligible to win it again.  Winner is subject to eligibility verification.

 

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7 Comments

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    Rachelle Craig
    December 1, 2016 at 4:10 am

    This Christmas season I am looking forward to making special memories with our kids and grandkids. I love watching the grands open gifts with anticipation and the joy on their faces. I am looking forward to my grandson being home on leave from the Navy. This will be his first time home since leaving for boot camp back in August. But most of all this year, I am looking forward to Christmas being on Sunday. What a blessing to be able to go to Church on Christmas day and be even more reminded of that precious gift we have been given in the birth of our Savior!

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    Melissa Henderson
    December 1, 2016 at 5:38 am

    Every Christmas, I look forward to being with family, far and near. Going to worship services together, sharing laughter, love and fellowship with family and friends. Most of all, remembering the birth of Christ.

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    Bevy @ treasured up and pondered
    December 1, 2016 at 8:31 am

    I love Amy – I’m like you… her music is always on repeat. 🙂 Looking forward to this special Christmas Season – now matter how different it may be or feel this year!! 🙂

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    Trudy
    December 1, 2016 at 3:00 pm

    These songs sound awesome, Barbie. I love that it’s for “both those in relationship with Jesus who may be struggling through a hard season, as well as for those who have not yet come to know Jesus.” Thank you for offering this as a giveaway. Advent blessings to you! Hugs!

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    Mindy
    December 5, 2016 at 5:59 pm

    Your story sounds SO much like mine! Amy was the first Christian artist I discovered and I listened to her and Michael W. Smith for hours upon hours and even remember interviews with them on Christian radio that lasted for long periods of time since they were unique in being contemporary. Loved her then and love her now…great memories you brought up!

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    Kym
    December 7, 2016 at 10:25 am

    I’ve always loved Amy Grant’s music as well. So what am I most looking forward to this year? Well, my parents are visiting AND we’re all going to go visit my son and his wife and new baby. Four generations.Which hasn’t happened in my family since that son of mine was a newborn and we made a quick stop to see my grandpa who passed away very shortly afterwards.

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    jennifer
    December 7, 2016 at 10:46 am

    i am looking forward to our special family Christmas traditions. they always make this time of year extra special!

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