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About the Client: Payne achieved much success with Point of Grace, with 8 Dove Awards, 17 Dove nominations, 2 Grammy nominations, 6 Gold Albums, 2 Platinum albums and 27 #1 singles, as well as national media exposure in television including The View, "Entertainment Tonight", "Donny & Marie", "CNN Worldbeat", "Live! With Regis and Kathie Lee" and "CBS This Morning". Payne wrote 7 books as a member of Point of Grace and appeared in Women of Faith conferences as a member of the group on several occasions. In 2002, the group developed the Girls of Grace conferences. Since the beginning of their career, Point of Grace has been very candid and frank about their beliefs and principles, one of the strongest being the issue of sex before marriage. In June 2008, Payne announced her retirement from the group, basing her decision on the need to spend time with her four children and support her husband's ministry. The remaining members have since continued on as a trio.
Payne became a solo artist and signed with Sandi Patty's Stylos label (home also of Ben Utecht). Her first outing as a solo performer was with a song called "Reach The Day," penned by her along with Scott Krippayne. The song was written for a young friend of Payne's, who has battled Neuroblastoma since the age of three. It was debuted on Louisville's WJIE 88.5 station on May 21, 2010. A number of singles were released to raise money for Neuroblastoma research. Payne also recorded a duet with Sandi Patty ("When Life Gets Broken") for her upcoming album, The Edge of the Divine.
Payne's first solo album, Sweet Exchange, released September 2010 on Stylos. An album featuring classic hymns with modern, worshipful choruses, Sweet Exchange is a very personal project for Payne. In an in-depth interview with CBN.com, she explained her hope for the record. "My heart is in this record, that it would become something churches could do," she says, "that the body of Christ would be edified and lifted up and brought to the places gratefulness for what God has done for them in Christ."