Amy Grant @ The Virginia Theatre – 10/12
COMING TO THE VIRGINIA THEATRE IN DOWNTOWN CHAMPAIGN, THURSDAY, OCTOBER 12, 2023, AT 7:30 P.M.
CHAMPAIGN – The Champaign Park District has announced that 6-time Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter Amy Grant will perform in concert on Thursday, October 12, 2023, 7:30 P.M., at the Virginia Theatre, 203 West Park Avenue, Champaign, Illinois, 61820. Reserved seating tickets are $64.00 to $74.00 plus an additional per-ticket processing fee of $6.00 to $7.00 and will go on sale Friday, March 31, 2023, 10:00 A.M., at the Virginia Theatre box office, online at thevirginia.org, or charge by phone at 217/356-9063. Presented by Martin Media.
Conventional wisdom has it that Amy Grant put Contemporary Christian Music on the map, becoming the first such 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. Since then, Grant has been making her way through a thirty-plus year adventure as a singer-songwriter, author, television host, and public speaker.
Early on, Grant’s iconic voice became instantly recognizable in both the Christian and popular music worlds. Over the years, she has sold more than 30 million albums, including three multi-platinum, six platinum, and four gold records. Her chart performance has also been consistent throughout her career, boasting six No. 1 hits, 10 “Top 40” Pop singles, 17 “Top 40” Adult Contemporary tracks and multiple Contemporary Christian chart-toppers. In recognition of her success, Grant has received 6 Grammy Awards and 26 Dove Awards, a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, and a star on the Music City Walk of Fame. Additionally, she was most recently inducted into the Gospel Music Hall of Fame in Nashville.
In April 2016, Grant celebrated the 25th anniversary of her first pop hit, “Baby Baby”, with a worldwide release of a new version of the song featuring pop sensation Tori Kelly. She looks forward every year to a national arena Christmas tour with long-time friend Michael W. Smith, as well as an annual Christmas residency at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville with husband Vince Gill.
Grant resides with her family in Nashville, Tennessee, and is widely known for her philanthropy and tireless involvement in local causes and charitable organizations. Her own organization, The Helping Hands Foundation, has afforded her the opportunity to identify needs around her and the resources to help meet them, which has proven to be the sweetest reward of all.