How a 'Meltdown Moment' Led to Amy Grant's First Christmas Album in 20 Years

Playing 6-Time Grammy Winner Amy Grant Is Out With First Christmas Album In 20 Years

Amy Grant has released her first Christmas album in nearly 20 years, a collection of songs she says was inspired by feelings not normally associated with the holiday season. 

The result was Tennessee Christmas, which includes classic tunes and a few original songs from the six-time Grammy winner.

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She told Inside Edition: “Every year I have, like most women, a meltdown moment. I thought, why don't I make a record for a woman right here. Instead of, 'here's my perfect Instagram moment,' saying, 'this is kind of awful right now. Does anyone else feel lonely too?'”

The album debuted at No. 3 on Billboard's Holiday Album chart.

Grant has a residency at the iconic Ryman Auditorium inside the Grand Ole Opry with her husband of 16 years, Vince Gill.

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Inside Edition went backstage with the singer as she prepared for one of her big nights.

One of the dresses she wears during some performances has a particularly special meaning to her.

“This was my mom’s dress,” she told Inside Edition as she showed off the gown. “She passed away. She would have been 85.”

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