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

"Tennessee Christmas" includes some holiday classics but also captures feelings of sadness and grief.

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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