Hard to believe that Natalie Grant has already crossed the ten-year mark as a solo artist, and harder still to realize just how far she’s come in that time.
For the first five years, Grant seemed destined to become another “pop diva,” content to sing the usual Christian adult contemporary fluff with a pretty and powerful set of pipes reminiscent of Celine Dion and Whitney Houston. Social activism, however, challenged her to raise her game—as an artist and a Christian—and she evolved into a more modern sounding singer with more personable songwriting, beginning with 2005’s Awaken. Since then she’s become a mom, a mentor, and a top-tier artist in the music industry, winning four Female Vocalist Doves in the last five years.
Just as she challenged herself five years ago, she’s now challenging others to do more with album No. 8, Love Revolution. Her hope is to rally listeners to leave their comfort zones and enact the change needed in the world around them in answer to God’s calling on our lives. “I’m waving goodbye to my pretty little life, taking Your hand and crossing that line,“ she sings in the opening track, “Daring to Be.”