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Overview (3)

Date of Birth 25 November 1960Augusta, Georgia, USA
Birth NameAmy Lee Grant
Height 5' 7" (1.7 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Amy Grant was born on November 25, 1960, in Augusta, Georgia, U.S.A., the youngest of four daughters to Dr. Burton Paine Grant and his wife Gloria. She recorded her first album, a Christian album called, "Amy Grant" in 1977. It initially sold 250,000 copies, eventually selling over a million copies. Her big break came in 1991, when she released the album "Heart in Motion." The song, "Baby Baby" went to number one on the Radio & Records Chart for three weeks. The album eventually sold over four million copies in the United States alone.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Anonymous

Spouse (2)

Vince Gill (10 March 2000 - present) (1 child)
Gary Chapman (19 June 1982 - 1999) (divorced) (3 children)

Trivia (19)

Avid golfer
She has won five Grammy Awards in her pop/gospel music career.
Graduated from Harpeth Hall, an all girls private school. She was elected Lady Of The Hall.
She named her daughter "Sarah Cannon" after Minnie Pearl's real name.
Singer
1992: Chosen by "People" magazine as one of the 50 most beautiful people in the world.
3/12/01: Daughter Corrina Grant Gill born, weighing 7 lb. 9 oz.
Started career with Myrrh Records in Nashville at age 15.
Has sold over 22 million albums.
Her 2003 release, "Simple Things", took 3 years to complete.
9/19/06: Received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
Her 1988 album, "Lead Me On", was voted the #1 contemporary Christian music album of all time in a poll taken by CCM Magazine in their March issue of 2002.
9/78: Did her first ticketed show at the Will Rogers Auditorium in Fort Worth, TX.
Is good friends with Michael W. Smith.
She was awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for Recording at 6901 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California.
Stepmother of Jenny Gill.
Hostess of an infomercial for the "Philosophy" skin care system.
Release of her book, "Mosaic: The Pieces of My Life So Far".

Personal Quotes (10)

[1985] I'll tell ya, singin' isn't any good unless you have something good to sing about.
What I find in life is that it's not so much about good and bad people, but about good and bad combinations.
I guess a part of being deceived, is that you wouldn't know it.
Just growing up some, and encountering experiences that proved beyond a shadow of a doubt that I do not understand God's plan.
You can still cut loose and have a great time, but part of you has to say, "I will take life with open eyes and a thinking mind, and not as self-centered as I was as a child". When you start looking at life that way you realize that issues on every level on every continent do have an effect on your life.
On marriage: The more time you invest in a marriage, the more valuable it becomes.
I was a Bush supporter, but I was bowled over with President Clinton's personal magnetism when I met him. I was so not expecting that. He has amazing charisma. His charisma can stop a room. And it's everything, it's male... He's just bigger than life. Very embracing, very warm.
The toughest thing, as a believer, is to see how Christianity is pigeonholed into this one did-you-get-the-memo-on-how-to-vote kind of thing. I am somebody who feels very spiritually alive, and prayer is an integral part of my daily life, along with confession, worship - all those things. But I see how all that's been quantified, and made a caricature of, and I don't want to add to a cultural experience that turns people off.
[Of Rich Mullins]: Rich Mullins was the uneasy conscience of Christian music. He didn't live like a star. He'd taken a vow of poverty so that what he earned could be used to help others.
[on one of 'Rich Mullins' (qv}'s music videos]: I think about the shoeless man taken to an extreme. You know, most of us love the first spring day that you can kick your shoes off. But nobody had calluses on their feet like he did. And he was that way with spiritual things too. Most of us, we kinda have a brush with God, and we're enamored and frightened. But it's always kinda that barely leaning in. And Rich just had a way of running headlong into the unknown that was frightening to most of us. But in his own unique way, it seemed he always was able to find the edge and look into the abyss and come back and write a song about it and tell us what he'd seen.

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