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    • As of 2008, Amy had won 25 Dove Awards.

    • Amy has been nominated for 11 Grammy Awards - and won 6 of them. [2008]

    • Amy won the TNN Sarah Connor Humanitarian Award in 1996 and the St. John University Pax Christi Award in 1994.

    • Amy was married to Gary Chapman for 16 years, before seperating in early 1999. In March 2000 she married Vince Gill. They have one daughter, Corrina Grant Gill, born March 12, 2001.

    • Amy was chosen as one of People Magazine's annual 100 Most Beautiful People in the World, Beauty at Every Age section, for age 46, in May 2007.

    • Amy is a Nashville Predators fan and has a celebrity blog at nhl.com.

    • Amy has appeared in the following movies (not listed in credits):
      1998: The Prince of Egypt
      1999: Half a Dozen Babies
      2004: Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle
      2005: Mr. & Mrs. Smith
      2006: Lost: A Sheep Story

    • Amy has appeared on the following soundtracks:
      1986: The Karate Kid, Part II
      1988: A Moment in Time
      1992: Honeymoon in Vegas
      1994: Speechless
      1996: Mr. Wrong

    • Amy (and/or her music) has appeared in the following tv shows (not listed in credits):
      1985: The Patti LaBelle Show
      1986: Headin' Home for the Holidays
      1993: Beavis and Butt-Head
      1997: Snowden on Ice (voice)
      2004: Intimate Portrait: Amy Grant
      2005: Three Wishes
      2005: On the Farm: The Prodigal Pig (voice of Jenny)
      2006: One Symphony Place: A World Premiere Live from Music City (Narrator)
      2006: 40th Annual Country Music Association Awards
      2006: CMT Greatest Moments: Dolly Parton

    • A 2002 episode of the sitcom Still Standing (titled Still Reading) references Amy, and a 2004 episode of Wonderfalls (titled Pink Flamingos) references her marriage to Vince Gill. A 2006 episode of Family Guy parodied Three Wishes and features an animated version of Amy.

    • A 1995 episode of the sitcom The Nanny (titled A Kiss Is Just a Kiss) features a storyline in which a record store holds a contest for a kiss from country singer Billy Ray Cyrus. The record store prominently features promotional displays for Amy's 1994 album, House of Love, in most of the shots.

    • The cover for the comic book Doctor Strange: Sorcerer Supreme #15 (March 1990) featured an unauthorized image of Amy, leading to a lawsuit against publisher Marvel Comics.

    • The 2004 film, Harold & Kumar Go To White Castle featured Baby Baby as part of its diegetic soundtrack. In 2005, a cover of the song played in the film Mr. & Mrs. Smith.

    • Following the 9/11 attacks, Amy's I Will Remember You saw a resurgence in popularity as many radio DJs mixed a special tribute version of the song.

    • The Young Fresh Fellows wrote a comical song about Amy titled Amy Grant, which went #1 on College Radio and remains the band's biggest hit.

    • Amy performed at the Major League Baseball All-Star Game in 2003 & the baseball World Series in 2004.

    • Amy has acted as a spokesperson for Target and Land O'Lakes Butter, among others.

    • A particular breed of rose was bred in the United States and named the "Amy Grant" after her.

    • In 2001, Amy won $125,000 for charity on the Rock Star Edition of Who Wants to Be a Millionaire.

    • Kevin Costner recorded a duet with Amy for his 1997 film, The Postman, titled You Didn't Have To Be So Nice. It plays during the end credits.

    • Amy's managers reportedly turned down an offer for her to play the female lead in a 1990s Tom Hank's film (rumored to be Sleepless in Seattle).

    • Some Christian denominations have officially adopted several of Amy's songs as hymns, including Thy Word, El Shaddai (by Michael Card), Sing Your Praise to the Lord, among others.

    • Amy was asked to be one of the lead acts in the original 'VH1 Divas concert' but turned it down, not wanting to label herself a "diva".

    • Amy was the first Christian music artist to have a #1 pop song, the first to sell a Platinum record, the first to perform live at the Grammys, and the first to receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

    • Amy is notable for her very large and dedicated fan base, which are sometimes referred to as "Grantheads" or "Friends of Amy."

    • A platform at the Schermerhorn Symphony Center is named in her honor. Amy raised and/or donated one million US dollars to support the center in Nashville, TN.

    • MercyMe's I Can Only Imagine was originally written for Amy, who revised the lyrics and recorded it as Imagine. Amy decided to delay her release of the song (which later appeared on Legacy...Hymns and Faith) to allow MercyMe to release it as their own single.

    • Amy is known for her very successful semi-annual Christmas tour, which is often co-headlined by her husband, Vince Gill.

    • Michael W. Smith and MercyMe are among the artists who credit Amy at least in part for helping to launch their careers.

    • Amy Grant has appeared on the cover of CCM Magazine more than any other person, including a special "All Amy" issue.

    • Amy's Genre(s) of music are Christian, pop, Adult contemporary.

    • Amy was on the Myrrh label from 1977–1997, the Word label from 1978-1984, A&M label from 1985–2004, and the Warner/Curb label from 2005 to the present. [2008]

    • Amy raised and/or donated one million US dollars to support the Schermerhorn Symphony center in Nashville, TN.

    • Amy gave birth to Corrina Grant Gill, on March 12, 2001.

    • Amy attended Vanderbilt university.

    • Amy was the first Christian recording artist to have a record reach platinum status (meaning 1 million copies were sold). This happened in 1982 with her Age to age record.

  • Quotes

    • Amy: Without black, no color has any depth. But if you mix black with everything, suddenly there's shadow - no, not just shadow, but fullness. You've got to be willing to mix black into your palette if you want to create something that's real.

    • Amy: The fact of the matter is, when I'm on tour, I'm juggling so hard to keep all the balls in the air that I don't often get to really enjoy what I'm out there doing.

    • Amy: I've found that music allows years to fold like an accordion over each other, so I guess you don't feel the passage of time as much.

    • Amy: I was taught a lot of Bible at home and had a voracious appetite for reading the Bible.

    • Amy: I think that if my kids are completely convinced of God's unfailing love for them, whether they fail or not, they'll have confidence to persevere in life.

    • Amy: I can look back at different times in my life when I felt I could not find my way out of whatever it was. I'm not necessarily talking about marriage, but I wanted to pack it in. I wanted to disappear. A lot of that has to do with being in the public eye.

    • Amy: I can look at the future with anticipation. And it's comforting to know that someday, as Christians, we'll be able to look back and have a little more clarity on why certain things in life happened.

    • Amy: Do I think all contemporary Christian music is good? No.

    • Amy: Come Christmas Eve, we usually go to my mom and dad's. Everybody brings one gift and then we play that game when we all steal it from each other. Some are really cool, others are useful and some are a bit out there.

    • Amy: Anybody who's ever gone through a hard time - any outsider's perception, no matter how much information they're given, they have no idea what the person's life is like.

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