1985 Amy Grant – Find A Way (US: #29)

1985_Amy_Grant_Find_A_Way“Find a Way” is a 1985 single by Christian music singer Amy Grant. It was released as the first single from her Unguarded album. Also, “Find a Way” was Grant’s first major single release, as it was issued in secular outlets by A&M Records along with the album. Although the single was released in both the United States and the United Kingdom with “It’s Not a Song” as a B-side, it only charted in America.

“Find a Way” is an uptempo, inspirational song in which Grant encourages her listener, an “angry young woman”, to persevere and stay optimistic despite life’s trials, because “love will surely find a way.”

Between 1982 and 1984, Amy Grant had become one of the most popular contemporary Christian singers to date. Her album Age to Age had become the best-selling Christian album up to that point; it became the first Christian album by a solo artist to be certified gold in 1983.

Although Grant never made public her intentions to crossover to mainstream music during this period, her success might have hinted at future decisions. When she penetrated into the country charts in late 1983 with the holiday single “Tennessee Christmas”, she managed to be nominated for an ACM award for Best New Female Vocalist. In 1985 she continued her success when she performed “Angels”, a song from her 1984 album Straight Ahead, on the nationally televised Grammy Awards.

At this point, her record company had become convinced that she would be equally successful as a mainstream artist. They soon began negotiations with A&M Records to distribute their catalogue in non-religious outlets. The deal went into effect in January 1985 when A&M reissued Straight Ahead. Although it only peaked at No. 133 on the Billboard 200, it did go gold and was a bigger success than most Christian artists had at the time, and so she and her management decided to record a crossover album.

Album

 

Video

Musicians

BassMike Brignardello
DrumsPaul Leim
GuitarDann Huff
GuitarMike Landau
GuitarJon Goin
SynthesizerRobbie Buchanan
SynthesizerMichael Smith
PercussionLenny Castro
ProgrammingShane Keister
Background VocalsTom Kelly
Background VocalsTommy Funderburk

Produced By

Brown Bannister

Charts

US: #29
UK: –