When you think of Christian singers, songwriters, and musicians who have entered mainstream success, few names come to mind, but more than likely, you thought of Amy Grant. She is an award-winning artist, winning several Dove Awards through the years including Artist of the Year four times. She also who has won several Grammy's and was nominated for Song of the Year for the Platinum-certified single "Baby, Baby" in 1992.

Amy Grant recently released a brand new Christmas album, "Tennessee Christmas," her eleventh with a holiday theme.

It has thirteen songs recorded from her home studio. It includes classics like "White Christmas" and "Baby, It's Cold Outside" sung with her husband, Vince Gill. It features new songs like "Christmas For You and Me" and hymns like "Come, All Ye Faithful" and "Joy To The World."

For one Christian bookstore chain, it is not enough

This year, Lifeway Christian Bookstores has decided not to carry the album. The move comes as a surprise to many. Lifeway's chief bookstore rival Family Christian Bookstores will sell it.

Lifeway, which is owned by the Southern Baptist Convention, has refused to comment on the action. A spokesperson for the bookstore chain, Marty King confirmed the decision to the Nashville Tennessean. He would go on to tell the Christian Examiner, "I wish I had more to share with you, but we don't discuss the reason we carry the few thousand items we sell nor the reasons we don't carry the hundreds of thousands of products we don't sell."

Grant's manager Jennifer Cooke wrote in an op-ed for The Washington Post explained that this sparks a debate about what is "Christian" enough to sell in a faith-based outlet.

She commented about Grant's work in the music industry in Christian and secular markets. She would go on to say, "It's their choice and it's okay."

Amy Grant has decided to take the high road. On a Facebook post, the singer told her fans, "Let's all move on from that decision without arguing about it. But let's not stop asking the questions about what it means to live in faith and reflect love to the world around us." She will join fellow singers Michael W.

Smith and Jordin Sparks on a Christmas tour.

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