Saturday, November 15, 2008

Lead Me On, BABY!

Last night was FANTASTIC for me. I had the outstanding opportunity to enjoy a blast from the past and go with my sweet girlfriends to see Amy Grant and her Lead Me On tour with NO song played that was written after 1988! It was AWESOME. If you know anything about me you know that I LOVE Amy Grant.

If I died and could come back as anyone, it would be Amy Grant. In high school I used to try to make my hair look like hers. And I've always been proud to be an alto, just like Amy. I wanted to be her, people! Yes, I know.. She's a Christian artist who's been divorced. I DON'T care and you shouldn't either. Move past it. Be happy for her and Vince and get over it.

Anyway, last night was so wonderful for me. She sang songs that will always be favorites.. Stay for Awile, Saved by Love, El Shaddi, Father's Eyes, Love will Find A Way, Lead Me On... just the goodies.

Growing up in a small baptist church anyone was allowed to sing the Sunday Anthem. I can not tell you how many times I've heard the gorgeous song, El Shaddi butchered. It doesn't matter...I can think past those awful times and still LOVE to hear it sung by my Amy.

Unfortunantely, I've never had the opportunity to meet her, and that's okay with me. Sometimes it's better not to know more than necessary about the person that's been allowed a special place in your heart. But, last night myself and about 700 other Amy fans enjoyed 2 hours of our favorites in a show that I'll never forget. Thanks, Chad for the ticket and thanks to my girlfriends that were willing to go with me. Lead Me On, Baby!


Rose C said...

Um, I don't know Kesleigh, Amy Grant? really? Well, I guess it's okay, only because it was an oldie concert.

I fell asleep during an amy grant concert at the age of 16, there were protesters outside and everything!

How is your nephew?

Nickie said...

Kes, I'm with you. I love love love Amy Grant. Saw an interview with her recently and have a lot of respect for her. Christians aren't perfect, we all sin. We are all forgiven!
I must admit, I'm wondering who you're talking to butchering the songs at church, LOL!!! I guess it's good my memory isn't so great.

Kylie said...

I can't even express my jealousy!! Love her, love her, like just finished reading her autobiography, love her!
I need details and if there is going to be another concert within driving distance!

Nicki W. said...

did she bring down the house with 'fat little baby'? i sure hope so.

The Clifton's said...

Okay, that cracked me up. I also idolized Amy Grant. Of course I got over that about 15 years ago. But who is counting right! I had a poster of her in my room, she had a great permed do put up with a red chip clip. I tried and tried to make my hair look like hers, but it never happened. Hope you have a great Thanksgiving!

Anonymous said...

Really strange Grnadfather owned a Christian BOokstore in upstate NY and put on many concerts for Amy Grant. I was a little girl but got to meet her several times. My mom really loves her. El Shaddai is my favorite song of hers. She even wrote to my grandfather personally to ask what he thought of her changing from Christian artist to secular artist. He wasn't a huge fan of the idea, but that's besides the point. :)