Carolyn Arends on Singing with Amy Grant on the New Single "Without Music"

Carolyn Arends

Canadian CCM veteran Carolyn Arends returns with her brand new album RECOGNITION.  One of the album's highlights is her duet with Amy Grant on the song "Without Music." the song is a celebration of the power of music. The video will premiere on Arends's YouTube channel at noon pacific on Friday, August 20th. The single will be released the same day to all streaming platforms.

In our exclusive interview with Arends, she opens up about how she came to work with Grant, "I love Amy. She's every bit as kind and generous in person as she seems in public. When I was working on the song "Without Music," I kept hearing Amy's voice on it, so I reached out through a mutual friend and asked her if she'd sing on it. I was beyond delighted when she said yes. I grew up listening to her, so it just seems so right to have her on a song about the enduring power of music."

"The song," Arends explains, "unfolded just the way the lyrics suggest: I sat down to write a cynical protest song, but the song had a mind of its own and instead became an ode to the gift that God has given us in music. The fact that we still make music even-especially-during difficult times reveals what a powerful and necessary treasure music really is." 

Carolyn Arends has released 14 albums and is the author of 3 critically-acclaimed books. 15 of Arends' songs have become top 10 radio singles on the Canadian pop and US Christian charts. Arends has earned 2 Dove Awards, 3 Juno Nominations, and was recognized as the West Coast Music Awards' Songwriter of the Year. Her prose has been recognized by The Word Guild, The Evangelical Press Association and The Canadian Church Press Awards.

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