Amy Grant is 'passing the torch' to Lauren Daigle, recognizing her as a trailblazer.
On the weekend, after Daigle played to a packed house at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Grant met her afterward. The iconic CCM artist presented Daigle with The Global Impact Honor backstage as a genre trailblazer, both musically and philanthropically.
"I'm so thrilled to be here tonight and so proud of you. You have literally impacted millions of people around the world," Grant says as she presented the honour. "This is the last night of the tour that has taken 20 months to wrap up and during that time you've shared your faith, and you've done it tirelessly."
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In 2017, on top of writing chart-topping and inspirational music, Daigle started The Price Fund. It is designed to establish care for children, the elderly, and those in need around the world through communal initiatives and outreach, according to her website.
"So for using your platform to share your faith in such an open way and welcoming millions of people around the world, for the work you've done having children sponsored, and just using your gifts in such an amazing way, I'm proud to give you this honour," says Grant.
Grant was one of the first Christian artists to break through the music scene, especially as a female. Now Daigle has performed on nearly every network morning, daytime, and late-night show, as well as multiple awards shows, and competition shows including The Voice, American Idol, and America's Got Talent. No female artist has done this much crossover since Amy Grant's breakthrough in the 90s.
While Daigle continues to sing her inspirational songs to sold-out crowds, she is using some of her earnings and fame to bless others. She has sold over one million concert tickets on three continents, including 170 sold-out headline performances, and has donated over two million dollars to 25+ organizations from those sales alone.
Daigle is currently finishing up her Lauren Daigle World Tour (LDWT).