Amy Lee Grant, born November 25, 1960, is an award-winning American singer, songwriter, show host, and television personality. She signed her first recording contract at a very young age and found immediate success in the Christian music industry.
|Full Name:||Amy Lee Grant|
|Date of Birth:||November 25, 1960|
|Place of Birth:||Augusta, Georgia.|
|State of Origin:||Georgia|
|Net Worth:||$55 million|
Early Life and Education
The youngest of her parents’ four daughters, Amy Lee Grant was born in Augusta, Georgia.
She was raised in a close-knit family in Nashville, Tennessee, and her early church attendance was the catalyst for her love of Christian tales, hymns, and music, which would later influence her writing.
Amy Grant would frequently appear on stage while she was a student at Harpeth Hall School.
She self-taught herself how to play the guitar when she was a teenager, and she also had a part-time job at a recording studio.
In order to record her self-titled debut album, which was released in 1978, she initially obtained a recording contract with a Christian music label.
Amy Grant began her freshman year at Furman University in the same year, and at a sold-out concert, she delivered her maiden performance.
She first met Gary Chapman in 1979 at the celebration for the release of her second album, “My Father’s Eyes.”
She transferred to Vanderbilt University the next year and joined the Kappa Alpha Theta fraternity there.
Amy Grant left college early to concentrate on pursuing a career in music and became famous in 1982 when she released her coming-of-age, breakthrough album, “Age to Age.”
She started releasing a number of Christmas records after riding the success of her album “Age to Age,” which she would later use for her holiday concerts.
She released the pop-tinged Christian album “Straight Ahead” in 1984.
When Amy Grant was a teenager, her 1977 self-titled debut album was initially only available in Christian retailers.
The record, however, went on to become her first masterpiece and sold 50,000 copies in its first year.
Three of the singles from the Christian album, including “What a Difference You’ve Made,” “Old Man’s Rubble,” and “Beautiful Music,” were played on Christian radio.
She released “Lead Me On” in 1988, a song that demonstrated her talent as a contemporary Christian singer-songwriter.
The song was listed in the “WOW #1s: 31 of the Greatest Christian Music Hits Ever” list and named the “#1 Christian Album of All Time” by CCM Magazine.
Three of the album’s tracks reached their two-week peak on the Billboard Hot 100.
Awards & Recognitions
- For the album “Age to Age,” she received a Grammy Award in 1982 for “Best Gospel Performance, Contemporary or Inspirational.”
- She received the GMA Dove Award for “Artist of the Year” in 1983.
- She received the Nashville Symphony Harmony Award in 1994.
- She received the “Academy of Achievement” Golden Plate Award in 1996.
- In 2005, she was given a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
- She was admitted to the Christian Music Hall of Fame in 2007.
- Grand Canyon University awarded her an honorary doctorate degree in music and performance in 2012.
Amy Grant Net Worth
Amy Grant is an award-winning American singer and songwriter with a net worth of $55 million. She began singing Christian songs in the early 80s.
Amy Grant got married to Gary Chapman on June 19, 1982 and the couple had three children together. Unfortunately the marriage ended after 16 years.
She remarried Vince Gill on March 10, 2000 and gave birth to their daughter, Corinna the following year.
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