Single Debuts at #39 on AC Radio Chart

Curb Records recording artist Natalie Grant is #1 most added at AC radio this week with her collaboration with Dolly Parton, “Step By Step.” The single also makes its AC radio chart debut at #39.

“In 1996, ‘Step By Step’ is a song I would blast on cassette in my beat up Volkswagen Golf as I drove to my job at Medicare. The dream when I moved to Nashville was music, not Medicare, but I had to do what was necessary to keep going,” shares Grant. “This song was my reminder to keep putting one foot in front of the other. If you would’ve told me then that one day, I would not only be recording this song, but doing it with the one and only, Dolly Parton, I never ever would’ve believed it. I still can’t believe it.”

From Grant’s 2023 album release, Seasons, the nine-time GRAMMY® nominee enlists the incomparable Dolly Parton to help her put her stamp on the perseverance-drive track, previously recorded by Whitney Houston for the 1996 blockbuster hit, “The Preacher’s Wife.” Together with the Country legend, Grant adds her soulful vocal runs to the ‘90s hit that was written by Annie Lennox. “Step By Step” follows Grant’s last AC radio single, “You Will Be Found,” which was inside the Top 10 for 4 weeks and is her highest charting song to date at mainstream radio.

In February, Grant, a Recording Academy® Nashville Chapter Governor, addressed the Tennessee House of Representatives on behalf of the Recording Academy and Human Artistry Campaign in support of the ELVIS Act, which later passed into law. The ELVIS Act is the first bill in the nation with a focus on safeguarding the core elements of artistic identity: voices and likenesses from harmful and unethical AI-generated deepfakes that are becoming more prevalent.

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About Natalie Grant:

Nine-time GRAMMY® nominee Natalie Grant has remained one of Christian music’s top-selling artists since her 2005 breakout RIAA Gold-certified album, Awaken. Having been named Female Vocalist of the Year by the Gospel Music Association five times, Grant has propelled multiple singles and records to the #1 spot on the Billboard album charts. She’s the author of multiple books, including the Glimmer Girls series for tween girls. A fierce advocate for social justice, she’s also the co-founder of Hope for Justice, an international non-profit organization with offices in 7 countries across 5 continents that works to end modern-day slavery. The singer and her husband, GRAMMY® Award-winning songwriter/producer Bernie Herms, live in Nashville with their three daughters.

About Curb Records:

Celebrating 60 years in business, Curb Records is one of the world’s leading independent music companies. Owned and operated by Mike Curb since 1964, Curb Records has achieved 435 number one records, over 1,500 Top Ten records and charted over 4,500 total records. With over a half century in operation, Curb Records has been influential in the careers of some of the biggest names in music, including: Tim McGraw, Hank Williams Jr., Rodney Atkins, Lee Brice, LeAnn Rimes, The Judds, Dylan Scott, Sawyer Brown, for KING & COUNTRY, Wyn Starks, Kelsey Hart, Dan Bremnes, We Are Messengers, Wynonna, Lyle Lovett, Big Daddy Weave, Natalie Grant, Jo Dee Messina, Hannah Ellis, Mo Pitney, Hal Ketchum, and Desert Rose Band, among many others.

Natalie Grant – Step By Step (Official Lyric Video) – YouTube