Amy Grant chatted about her “Lead Me On” 1989 live concert film. It will be released on Friday, October 6.
Most recently, the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts included Grant as one of their five distinguished honorees to receive the 45th Kennedy Center Honors for “lifetime artistic achievements.” She is a six-time Grammy winner, and she is affectionately known as the “Queen of Christian Pop Music.”
Grant discusses hearing the recording of ‘Lead Me On’ 1989 live
“When I first heard the recording from 1989 of this live ‘Lead Me On’ concert, I had forgotten that we recorded that concert,” Grant recalled. “The thing that bowled me over was the talented band that I had on the road. I mean unbelievable. So many people whose music has influenced me. It pays to clear out the vault.”
Grant continued, “Then, right behind that, I just love the energy of the crowd. I haven’t played to audiences that big in quite a while.”
“I feel the energy was this infinite circle eighth coming out from me and the musicians sweeping through the crowd and their energy coming back to me, and it just brought back so many amazing memories,” she acknowledged.
Grant talks seeing the video footage for the first time
On seeing the video footage for the first time, she remarked, “Seeing the video footage and the limited film that we had from that night, I saw the younger version of all of us… I just remembered such a long tour back then.”
“I thought we needed to capture it because it was special. Now, all these years later, we decided to do something with it. I just have to believe that we are right on time,” she said.
Remembering the late Terry McMillan
Grant praised the performance of “Wait for the Healing” as a Terry McMillan highlight, and she fondly remembered the late musician.
“I remember night after night, this unhinged, incredible singer, harmonica, and percussionist Terry [McMillan] who was one of a kind. He is a beautiful miss, and he is all over this song,” she said.
“Lead Me On” 1989 Live is available for pre-order on digital service providers by clicking here.