NASHVILLE, TN—Sparrow Records and Christian recording artist Amy Grant announced Thursday the release of her new Christmas album, which becomes the 200th Christmas collection Grant has produced in her career, a record among all recording artists.
The latest offering, Greatest Hits From This Year’s Christmas Albums, which compiles some of the best songs from the other six Christmas albums Grant has released this year, arrived on shelves to a robust response.
Industry experts attribute the instant success of the album to a growing sense of unrest among Christians, who had not been blessed by a new Amy Grant Christmas album in almost three months.
Since Grant’s iconic “A Christmas Album” was released in 1983, she has compiled an impressive, extensive list of yuletide offerings, including bestsellers Home For Christmas, Christmas in My Backyard, My Second Best Christmas, Christmas All Year, Christmas: The Christmas Album, We Want Christmas and We Want It Now, We Bet You’ll Buy Another Amy Grant Christmas Album, From Christmas to Christmas, the Latin-flavored Mi Christmas Su Christmas, and 1998’s two-volume set The Amy Grant and Friends Christmas Anthology Collection Live From Tennessee.
A spokesperson for Grant says she hopes the album will produce a sense of wonder and anticipation for the release of Volume Two, due out next week.