Amy Grant (American Singer) Biography, Wiki, Age, Career, Husband, Net Worth, Bike Accident | Who is Amy Grant? Bio, Wiki

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Who is Amy Grant?

Amy Lee Grant (born November 25, 1960) is an American singer, songwriter, and musician. She began in contemporary Christian music (CCM) before crossing over to pop music in the 1980s and 1990s. She has been referred to as “The Queen of Christian Pop”.

Amy Grant Hospitalized After Bike Accident

Amy Grant Hospitalized After Bike Accident

Iconic singer Amy Grant is reportedly on the mend after she had a bicycle accident while riding with a friend in Nashville, Tennessee this week. 

A spokesperson for Grant tells CBN News, “I can confirm she was in a biking accident Wednesday, and that she was wearing a helmet and taken to Vanderbilt where she was treated for cuts and abrasions and is in stable condition.” 

Grant, 61, was treated for minor injuries following her fall. The six-time Grammy winner was admitted overnight to Vanderbilt hospital on Wednesday. She stayed an extra night just to be safe.

“She was admitted and stayed overnight as a precaution and stayed last night for observation and treatment,” her representative confirmed to CBN News. 

Grant’s team thanked her fans for their prayers and well wishes in an Instagram post Thursday. 

“Thank you to all those offering prayers and well wishes for Amy after her bike crash yesterday.  She is in the hospital receiving treatment but in stable condition,” the post read. “She is expected to go home later this week where she will continue to heal.”

“Your kind thoughts and heartfelt prayers are felt and received,” the post continued. “Amy was wearing her helmet and we would remind you to do the same!” the post concluded. 

Amy Grant Biography, Wiki

Amy Lee Grant was born on November 25, 1960, in Augusta. Her family lived in Augusta while her father, Burton Grant, completed his residency there at the Medical College of Georgia (later Georgia Health Sciences University) after serving five years as an army doctor at Dwight Eisenhower Army Medical Center at Fort Gordon.

Six months after she was born, Grant’s parents moved her and her three older sisters to Nashville, Tennessee, where she spent the remainder of her childhood. Grant enrolled at Furman University in Greenville, South Carolina, for one year and then transferred to Vanderbilt University in Nashville.

During her senior year at Vanderbilt she signed her first record deal with Myrrh/Word Records and released her self-titled first album in 1978.

The album established her as a strong voice in the Christian community, and she followed her success with My Father’s Eyes (1979), Never Alone (1980), two concert albums in 1981, and Age to Age (1982).

In 1982 she married songwriter Gary Chapman, who collaborated on her albums throughout the 1980s and early 1990s. During this time they had three children, Matthew Garrison in 1987, Gloria Mills (“Millie”) in 1989, and Sarah Cannon in 1992.

Over  the years Grant has performed at such varying places and events as the Grand Ole Opry, Monday Night Football, and Camp David, at the request of U.S. president George H. W. Bush. She has won several Grammy Awards and performed a song from her first crossover album, Heart in Motion (1991), at the Grammy ceremonies in 1992.

Amy Grant Biography Wikipedia
Amy Grant
Birth nameAmy Lee Grant
BornNovember 25, 1960 (age 61)
Augusta, Georgia, U.S.
OriginNashville, Tennessee, U.S.
GenresContemporary Christian, pop rock, soft rock, gospel
Occupation(s)Singer, songwriter, musician, author, media personality
Instrument(s)Vocals, guitar
Years active1976–present
LabelsMyrrh, A&M, Word, Sparrow

Amy Grant Career

She dropped out of college to focus on building a career in music. In 1982, when she released her coming-of-age, breakthrough album, ‘Age to Age’, she rose to fame instantly. She rode high on the success of her album, ‘Age to Age’ and then began to release a string of Christmas albums that would later be used for her holiday concerts.

In 1984, she released the Christian album, ‘Straight Ahead’, which had pop nuances.1985 was a year of perseverance and sheer grit. She wanted to broaden her fan base and was more determined than ever to become the first Christian Pop singer-songwriter and thus, released her album, ‘Unguarded’, which came as a surprise (both, pleasant and rude) to a number of her Christian fans.

In 1988, she released another album, ‘Lead Me On’, which contained a huge list of melodies based on love and Christianity. This album went on to become one of the greatest Contemporary-Christian records of all time.

In 1991, she began to expand into the pop music genre and released the album, ‘Heart in Motion’. Many fans were taken aback by her sudden wish to switch genres and some even frowned upon her choice of music. However, Grant added that she meant to deviate because she wanted to expand her fan base. The album became a hit and she was established as a popular face even in the mainstream world.

From 1992 to 1994, she released two Christian albums with shades of pop music such as ‘Home for Christmas’ and ‘House of Love’.Her 15th album, ‘Behind the Eyes’ was released in 1997 and delved on darker foci related to heartbreaks, marriage, divorce and themes of optimism.

Although she believed that the album would make waves in the market, it failed to hit it big with the audience, who were already beginning to lose interest in her newly found interest for mainstream music.Nevertheless, she came back with a bang with the album, ‘A Christmas to Remember’ in 1999.

The album became a huge hit and her popularity slowly began to ascend again.In the new millennium, she returned to her gospel music origins with the release of ‘Legacy…Hymns and Faith’, in 2002. The subsequent year, she released a pop album, ‘Simple Things’, which was not as popular.

In 2005, she released a sequel to her hymns collection titled, ‘Rock of Ages… Hymns and Faith’. The same year, she joined as a host on the NBC reality show, ‘Three Wishes’, which was cancelled after a brief run, due to sky-high production costs.

In 2007, she authored her memoirs titled, ‘Mosaic: Pieces of My Life So Far’. The same year marked her 30th year in the world of music and re-released most of her albums after they were re-mastered by the record group, EMI CMG.

In 2010, she released, ‘Somewhere down the Road’, which was considered a Billboard Hit and contained the single, ‘Better than a Hallelujah’.Two years later, she participated in a campaign to support a media project called, ‘Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide’. Her latest album, ‘How Mercy Looks From Here’ was released on May 14, 2013.

Amy Grant Personal Life

She married Gary Chapman on June 19, 1982. The couple had three children together. However, they divorced after 16 years of marriage. She married Vince Gill on March 10, 2000 and the following year, she gave birth to their daughter, Corinna.

Amy Grant FAQ’s

Who is Amy Grant?

Amy Lee Grant (born November 25, 1960) is an American singer, songwriter, and musician. She began in contemporary Christian music (CCM) before crossing over to pop music in the 1980s and 1990s. She has been referred to as “The Queen of Christian Pop”.

How old is Amy Grant?

Amy Grant is currently 61 years old.

What happened to Amy Grant?

Iconic singer Amy Grant is reportedly on the mend after she had a bicycle accident while riding with a friend in Nashville, Tennessee this week. 

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