“When we live the love of the Gospel out loud, a revolution will occur.”
This declaration from Christian singer/songwriter Natalie Grant represents the heartbeat of her newest musical offering, Love Revolution, available August 24, 2010 on Curb Records. A powerhouse vocalist, heart-gripping songwriter and charismatic performer, Grant returns to the music marketplace with an unshakeable determination to remind us of the simple significance of love and the revolutionary power that it carries.
The album’s first single, “Greatness of our God,” is a ballad recognizing our fragile existence in view of God’s incomprehensible greatness. The song, written by Reuben Morgan, Jason Ingram and Stuart Garrard, continues to gain significant airplay at radio stations across the nation.
Another album stand-out, “Human,” was performed live by Grant and American Idol winner Jordin Sparks (who co-wrote the song) on the national television broadcast of the 41st Annual GMA Dove Awards in April of 2010. The song reiterates the album’s theme of change through the powerful tie that binds us all—our humanity.
Described by Grant as the album of her career, Love Revolution represents musical styles as diverse as her own influences—from soaring ballads like “Power of the Cross” and worshipful songs like “Your Great Name,” to the R&B/funk vibe heard in songs like “Beauty Mark” and “Someday Our King Will Come.” With Grant’s husband, Bernie Herms, at the helm of production, Love Revolution is a cohesive project that speaks to the hearts of listeners, motivating them to be the change that they want to see in their world, challenging each of us to start a love revolution.
The potential reach of this message, and the impact that it can have, is staggering. As GMA Female Vocalist of the Year for four consecutive years (2006-2009) and the top-selling Adult Contemporary female solo artist in 2005, 2006 and 2008, Grant is among a select number of artists to have achieved a formidable foothold at mainstream media and radio. Her 2005 breakthrough album, Awaken, received RIAA Gold certification and its follow-up, Relentless, has experienced significant sales since its 2008 release.
But it is the message of the Gospel, and the revolutionary power of love it carries, that she waves as her banner and her hope.
Beyond her artistry, she declares this message as an outspoken advocate for victims of human trafficking. The Home Foundation, which Grant created in 2005, has raised over a quarter of a million dollars to fight the trafficking of women and children for the purpose of sexual exploitation.
She works to balance these endeavors with her greatest calling—as a wife, and mother of twin daughters, Grace and Isabella. Most recently, Grant—who was told that she could never bear children—announced that she and her husband are expecting their third miracle, a baby due on Christmas Day.
Still, with the release of her newest album, Natalie Grant shows no signs of stopping. She’s determined to see the message of hope and love be a catalyst for unprecedented change in the world. “So listen with your heart open wide,” she says, “it just might start a love revolution.”
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