Exclusive GRAMMY.com Interview With Jennifer Knapp

GRAMMY-nominated singer discusses the Nashville music scene, her return to music and the message she wants to communicate to her audience
February 19, 2013 -- 2:08 pm PST

GRAMMY-nominated folk/rock singer Jennifer Knapp recently visited The Recording Academy's Nashville Chapter and participated in an exclusive GRAMMY.com interview. Knapp discussed the Nashville music scene, her return to music and the message she wants to communicate to her audience, among other topics.

"I think a lot of what I'm writing right now kind of has this context of a love relationship but if often times takes on a metaphor for me and my relationship with the world, or me and my relationship with my community," said Knapp. "[I] try to leave enough space for [my audience] to insert their own self and their own experience into it."

Following the release of her first full-length album, 1996's Wishing Well, Knapp signed with TobyMac's Nashville record label, Gotee Records, in 1997. Knapp released Kansas in 2008 and Lay It Down in 2000, the latter of which garnered a Best Rock Gospel Album nomination at the 43rd GRAMMY Awards. Following the release of 2001's The Way I Am, which earned Knapp a second GRAMMY nomination for Best Rock Gospel Album, Knapp took a hiatus from music, during which she released the live album Jennifer Knapp Live. She returned with Letting Go in 2010, which peaked at No. 15 on Billboard's Independent Albums chart. In 2012 Knapp teamed with Margaret Becker for a holiday album, The Hymns Of Christmas. Knapp will begin her Inside Out Faith tour on March 1, with dates scheduled through summer.

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