If you want to know Amy Grant's story, all you really have to do is listen to her songs. From the first time she picked up a guitar as a teenager and sang for her school friends, to the albums she's recorded that have racked up multi-platinum awards, Grant always found a musical way to share her life. And in the process, she's not only become an icon in Christian music (and could, in fact, be credited with launching the genre) but also one of the most celebrated in pop music today.
Music was always a part of Grant's life. She can still recall the thrill of a cappella singing at her family's Church of Christ services and later, as a teenager, discovering a freer musical expression with the young people in her school and church. In fact, one of Grant's first performances was at a chapel service for her fellow students. The event was pivotal for Amy--it unveiled not only a musical talent, but a true gift of connecting with her peers. From that day on, Grant was marked as an artist, a role model, a kindred spirit and a seeker. Through the next 25 years, none of those titles ever faded away.
In more recent years, Grant has wowed audiences at the Opry, performing songs from her own repertoire, singing the classics popularized by country legends, and occasionally joining her husband, Opry great Vince Gill, for a duet.
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