Amy Grant, "Somewhere Down the Road"

<p>Some are new, some are classics, and some are previously unreleased gems, but all of the songs on Amy Grant's latest release, "Somewhere Down the Road," weave together into a beautiful musical tapestry.</p>

Some are new, some are classics, and some are previously unreleased gems, but all of the songs on Amy Grant's latest release, "Somewhere Down the Road," weave together into a beautiful musical tapestry. Grant, who first emerged as a teenage artist, is one of an elite group of artists to have scored No. 1 hits in each of the past three decades. "Somewhere Down the Road" boasts six new tracks, among them the gorgeous first single "Better Than a Hallelujah," the achingly poignant ballad "Unafraid" and "Overnight," an engaging duet with her 17-year-old daughter Sarah Chapman, a wonderfully gifted vocalist in her own right. "Third World Woman" is a raw, emotionally riveting exploration of the vast chasm between poverty and privilege, while "Come Into My World" is a previously unreleased cut that's an understated masterpiece of depth and vulnerability. The title track is a Grant classic that provides a perfect centerpiece for this collection of songs about life's journey-and listeners are all the better for her sharing this emotional road map.