NASHVILLE, Tenn.—Fueled by the success of her 2008 best-selling, critically acclaimed seventh studio recording, Relentless, Curb artist and GMA’s three-time reigning Female Vocalist of the Year, Natalie Grant, was the most-played female artist on Christian radio this year.
According to R&R’s year-end Top 20 Christian AC Monitored Artists chart, Grant is the seventh most-played artist overall, and the only female artist in the chart’s Top 10. Her 2008 hits, “In Better Hands” and “I Will Not Be Moved,” are both among the Top 20 most-played songs of the year on R&R’s Top 100 Christian AC Monitored songs chart.
“In Better Hands” is also the #10 song of the year on iTunes’ Christian & Gospel Best of 2008 chart, while “I Will Not be Moved” ends the year as the 11th best-selling song on the same chart.
“Our Hope Endures,” the latest single from Relentless, is currently #20 on R&R’s Christian AC National Airplay chart, according to the publication’s December 12 issue. The single also stands at #17 on R&R’s Soft AC/Inspo National Airplay chart this week. “Our Hope Endures” was penned by Christa Wells and Grant.
Grant can currently be seen on the 14-city “Casting Crowns Christmas Celebration” Tour. Headlined by the Grammy Award-winning and multi-platinum selling Casting Crowns, the Tour features Grant as a special guest, along with Denver & The Mile High Orchestra, Avalon, Michael English and pureNRG.
What is the greatest Christmas gift you have ever received? Besides Jesus, of-course, which is the best gift of all.
Mine was the do-it-all doll. I got her when I was 6 years old. She would cry and suck her thumb. Then I would mix this powder stuff w/water and she would eat and then poo. It was real cool when I was six. Now it’s just gross. Especially when I now have 2 real bottoms to change with, well, real poo.
So, let’s have it.
Best Christmas gift. Go.
Hope you had a great Thanksgiving. We did. Great food and even better fellowship. It was an awesome day.
But now I’m in Houston. The Casting Crowns Christmas Celebration begins tonight. It doesn’t feel like it’s time for Christmas. Does it to you? All I know is that it’s time to pull out Harry Connick, Jr.’s cd, my Christmas Crooners cd with Perry Como (my fav) & Jim Carrey in The Grinch, which happens to be my FAVORITE Christmas movie. I also love It’s A Wonderful Life.
What’s your favorite Christmas music and Christmas movie?
Hope to see you guys on the road.
Ho, Ho, Ho
I LOVE cereal. I could eat it several times a day. I especially love it at night. My parents didn’t let me have “sugar” cereals as a kid. I’ve made up for that as an adult. I love:
Cinnamon Toast Crunch
But still my favorite of all: Life. Yum. Sounds so good, I think I’ll go have a bowl. What’s your favorite?