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Simple Things (2003)

Updated: Jan 15


Simple Things is the fifteenth studio album by Christian singer-songwriter Amy Grant, released on August 19, 2003 by Word Records and A&M Records.


Simple Things did not have the effect of Grant's previous pop albums from the 1990s. The title song was a Top 30 AC hit climbing to number 23 and a Top 10 Billboard Christian Airplay song. The album topped the Billboard Top Christian Albums and peaked at number 23 on the Top 200 Albums chart. Keith Thomas produced eight tracks with Ron Hemby co-producing and writting the track "Innocence Lost." Brown Bannister and Wayne Kirkpatrick each produced one track.


Track listing


1. Happy (Amy Grant, Holly Lamar, Jerry McPherson, Keith Thomas) -4:10

2. Eye to Eye (Amy Grant, Keith Thomas) -3:58

3. Simple Things (Amy Grant, Dillon O' Brian, Will Owsley, Keith Thomas) -3:58

4. Beautiful (Austin Cunningham, Trina Harmon) -4:11

5. Out in the Open (Amy Grant, Chris Eaton) -4:37

6. I Don't Know Why (Amy Grant, Wayne Kirkpatrick) -3:31

7. Looking for You (Amy Grant, Keith Thomas) -4:12

8. Touch (Amy Grant, Jerry McPherson, Will Owsley, Dillon O' Brian, Keith Thomas) -3:28

9. Innocence Lost (Ron Hemby) -4:20

10. After the Fire (Amy Grant) -3:21


Production credits


Keith Thomas -producer (tracks 1–4, 7–10)

Ron Hemby -co-producer (track 9)

Brown Bannister -producer (track 5)

Wayne Kirkpatrick -producer (track 6)


Radio singles

2003"Simple Things" -#23 Billboard AC, #7 Billboard Christian Airplay, #7

Billboard Christian Songs, #6 Billboard Christian AC Airplay

2004 "Out in the Open" -#24 Billboard Christian Airplay, #24 Billboard Christian Songs, #21 Billboard Christian AC Airplay


Watch the music video of "Simple Things" here:



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