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Somewhere Down the Road (2010)

Updated: Nov 7, 2023


Somewhere Down the Road is the seventeenth studio album by Christian singer -songwriter Amy Grant, released on March 30, 2010 by Sparrow and EMI Christian Music Group.


It is a unique album featuring six new songs, a new recording of the song "Arms of Love," from her 1982 album Age to Age, three previously released songs and two songs that were recorded for her 1997 album Behind the Eyes, but at the time of this album's release they were never-before released until 2022 when both songs were included on the 25th Anniversary Expanded Edition of Behind the Eyes.


The album title is taken from the title track, "Somewhere Down the Road" also a promotional single from Grant's 1997 album Behind the Eyes. The song was originally also featured on the first and only commercial single from Behind the Eyes, "Takes a Little Time." The painting featured on the cover of the album includes a painting by Grant, with the inscription Somewhere Down the Road. Grant gave the original painting as a gift to her friend and publicist Jennifer Cooke.


Most of the new songs on the album were recorded in the new studio that Grant and her husband Vince Gill recently had built into their home. One of the songs on the album, "Overnight," is a duet recorded with Sarah Chapman, Grant's daughter. Grant wrote "Unafraid" about her mother. The song was featured on her 2009 single EP She Colors My Day. The first single and music video "Better Than a Hallelujah" peaked at the Top 10 on the Billboard Christian music charts and the song was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Gospel Song.


Roughly one year after the original release of the album a digital-only expanded edition of the album was released with additional material. The expanded edition includes the video for "Better Than a Hallelujah," the first single from the album, as well as an Ambient Mix of the song. Also included on the expanded edition is a cover of the Pete Seeger song "Turn, Turn, Turn" (made famous by the folk rock band The Byrds in 1965) and two remixes of the song "Overnight" (the Aircandy Mix and the Dyna Mix). The album peaked at number 2 on the Top Christian Albums and number 41 on the Top 200 Albums charts in Billboard magazine.


Track listing


1. Better Than a Hallelujah (Sarah Hart, Chapin Hartford) -3:42

2. Overnight (duet with Sarah Chapman) (Amy Grant, Natalie Hemby, Luke Laird,

Audrey Spillman) -4:24

3. Every Road (Amy Grant, Wayne Kirkpatrick) (from Behind the Eyes) -4:29

4. Unafraid (Amy Grant, Wayne Kirkpatrick) -3:26

5. Hard Times (Amy Grant, Ian Fitchuk, Justin Loucks) -3:01

6. What is the Chance of That (Amy Grant, Wayne Kirkpatrick) (previously unreleased until 2022's Behind the Eyes 25th Anniversary Expanded Edition) -3:27

7. Somewhere Down the Road (Amy Grant, Wayne Kirkpatrick) (from Behind the

Eyes) -5:08

8. Third World Woman (Amy Grant, Chris Eaton) -3:01

9. Find What You're Looking For (Amy Grant, Mindy Smith) -4:25

10. Come Into My World (Amy Grant) (previously unreleased until 2022's Behind the Eyes 25th Anniversary Expanded Edition) -3:25

11. Arms of Love (2010 Version) (Amy Grant, Michael W. Smith, Gary Chapman)

-2:59

12. Imagine/Sing the Wondrous Love of Jesus (Bart Millard, new arrangement by

Amy Grant/public domain) (from Legacy...Hymns and Faith) -5:18


Production credits


Wayne Kirkpatrick -producer (tracks 3, 6, 7 and 10)

Mike Brignardello -producer (tracks 4 and 9)

Greg Morrow -producer (tracks 4 and 9)

Amy Grant -co-producer (tracks 4 and 9)

Dan Muckala -producer (tracks 1 and 2)

Ian Fitchuk -producer (tracks 5 and 8)

Justin Loucks -producer (tracks 5 and 8)

Brown Bannister -producer (track 12)

Vince Gill -producer (tracks 11 and 12)


Radio singles

2010 "Better Than a Hallelujah" -#8 Billboard Christian Songs, #8 Billboard Christian Airplay, #15 Billboard Christian AC Airplay


Watch the music video of "Better Than a Hallelujah" here:


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