The Walker Center at Wilkes to Host Singer, Songwriter Amy Grant on Thurs. Sept. 10

Published Tuesday, August 25, 2015 at 12:09 pm

The Walker Center, on the campus of Wilkes Community College, will present Amy Grant on Thursday, September 10, at 8 p.m. This performance is sponsored by Hardee’s.

This incredible singer, songwriter, and recording artist has sold over 30 million albums worldwide, including one Quintuple Platinum album, one Triple Platinum, and one Double Platinum album, as well as an additional four Platinum and six Gold albums.

At the age of 16, Grant signed her first recording contract and released her debut self-titled album in 1977. By 1982, Grant was a star, winning her first Grammy for Best Contemporary Gospel Performance and two Dove Awards for Gospel Artist of the Year and Pop/Contemporary Album of the Year for “Age to Age.”

By 1985 Grant’s sound began changing – much of her music had a soft rock element to it – and she had successfully crossed over into the mainstream pop market while still maintaining popularity in the Christian music realm. During her celebrated career, Grant has won numerous awards, including six Grammy Awards and more than 20 Dove Awards.

A limited number of tickets are available for this performance. For more information, or to purchase tickets, contact the Walker Center Box Office at 336-838-6260 or [email protected]<mailto:[email protected]>. Visit the Walker Center online at www.walkercenteronline.org<http://www.walkercenteronline.org> or on Facebook.

The John A. Walker Community Center is dedicated to being this region’s primary venue for cultural experience and to serving as the preferred gathering place for meetings, receptions, conventions, banquets and parties for our community.

The Walker Center and Wilkes Community College are 100% Tobacco Free.

Wilkes Community College, a member of the North Carolina Community College System, is a public, two-year, open-door institution serving the people of Wilkes, Ashe and Alleghany counties and beyond. Established in 1965, WCC continues to build on a strong history of meeting the educational needs and cultural interests of our students, community and workforce. WCC prepares learners for success in a dynamic world.

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