Amy Grant to be First CCM Artist with Hollywood Star

Amy Grant will be the first Contemporary Christian music artist to receive a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Sept. 19, just before the release of her first live recording "Time Again ... Amy Grant Live."

Grant is joining a new line up of movie stars, music artists, and others whose names will be etched onto the 18-block star-studded sidewalks in Hollywood.

After selling over 25 million albums worldwide and winning numerous Grammy Awards, Grant will get a star in anticipation of her live recording which will be released Sept. 26. The album, which follows her Grammy-winning album "Rock of Ages ... Hymns of Faith," is a live recording from Ft. Worth, Texas.

"I feel this project is marked by a longstanding relationship between a singer/songwriter and her audience, and I think you feel that," said Grant, according to LifeWay. "That's the unique quality of any artist/audience relationship that develops over a period of decades, because it's not even about a particular song, it's about the familiarity with something that's been a part of your life for a long time. That's why the whole emphasis of everything from the stage set up, the way we did the songs, the banter in-between, was 'let's highlight the familiarity, relationship, and friendship - the shared experience."

The recording features Christian and mainstream hits from the past 25 years along with a new studio recording of "In A Little While."

The celebration of Grant's 25-year career comes as she launches a symphony tour this week. Grant will be performing with local symphonies in Atlanta, Nashville, Minneapolis and Kansas City. She is also scheduled to film an NBC Christmas special with several pro ice skaters, including Kristy Yamaguchi.

Other figures who will be given a Hollywood star include Michelle Pfeiffer, Matt Damon, Mariah Carey, The Doors, Tim McGraw and Shania Twain among others.