This album by Amy Grant represented a major shift in her career. Up until this time, her albums had been mostly gospel but she crossed over in a big way in 1991.
Heart in Motion was recorded from April through the Fall of 1990 at several studios: Amy utilized the Bennett House and The Castle, both in Franklin Tennessee, the Quad Studio, 16th Avenue Studio, Soundstage and RBI Recorders in Nashville, Tennessee, the Schnee Studio and the Sound House in North Hollywood, California.
Grant did not abandon her Christian songwriting; great tracks like "Ask Me", which tells how a woman's faith allows her to deal with child sexual abuse, "You're Not Alone" and "Hope Set High" continue her tradition.
So, even though Heart in Motion was a blockbuster album that allowed her message to reach the masses, it was still #1 on the Christian album chart for 32 weeks. The album and singles "Baby, Baby", "Every Heartbeat", "Good For Me" and "That's What Love Is For" generated huge airplay on Adult Contemporary stations. That's a lot of exposure for this album, and it significantly contributed to its ranking in the Top 100 Albums of All-Time in the Rock Era. It is the best-selling Christian album in history, selling five million copies.
The album also was nominated for Album of the Year at the Grammy Awards.