Amy Lee Grant was born in 1960 in Augusta, Ga., and grew up in Nashville, Tn. Playing guitar for her school and church friends, Amy’s Sunday night performances at a local church are legendary in Nashville. Her discovery by the music industry is the stuff of fairy tales. Working at a local studio sweeping floors, a tape that she had made for her family was overheard by an executive in Nashville. Soon after, Grant was signed at the age of 17 to Word Records and quickly became the label’s premiere artist.
Amy has since built a long, successful career on music that matters. Bringing contemporary Christian music to the forefront of American culture, the Nashville native gained a reputation for creating potent songs that examined life’s complexities with an open heart and keen eye. She became the first artist in Christian music to have a platinum record and went on to become a crossover sensation, her musical gifts transcending genre boundaries to make her a household name.
She’s earned six Grammy Awards and numerous Gospel Music Association Dove Awards as well as three multi-platinum albums, six platinum albums and four gold albums. She’s achieved 10 Top 40 pop singles and placed 17 hits on the Top 40 Adult Contemporary chart as well as scoring numerous hits on the contemporary Christian charts. A longtime and active Nashville resident, Grant is as well known for her philanthropy as her music. She and husband, Vince Gill, are tireless in their efforts to aid worthy causes.