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Vince Gill honors emotionally wounded wife Amy Grant in performance with daughter Corrina



Vince Gill paid an emotional tribute to his wife, singer Amy Grant, in a duet with their daughter, Corrina Grant Gill, as the gospel icon recovers from a bicycle accident.

The two performed Gill’s 2019 single “When My Amy Prays” toward the end of his show Thursday at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville. The lyrics were poignantly changed to “When my mama prays” as Corrina, 21, sang along on the third night of Gill’s four-day residency celebrating the venue’s 130th anniversary.

A crying Corrina choked early in the performance, as the audience clapped in support. “I’m just like my father!” she announced.

The tear-jerking moment happened in a song that describes Gill’s pride in his wife’s strong Christian faith.

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In Nashville…listening to Vince Gill…at the end of his show he introduces his daughter…and she sings this song…I can’t EVEN‼️ Vince Gill and Amy Grant’s daughter was amazing!!

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“Amy and I grew up very differently. She never missed church and I never went. And just because we were married I wasn’t forced to say ‘Hey, I go to church every weekend.’ So there’s the truth, there’s your honesty in the song,” Gill, 65, said in a 2019 interview related to the release of his album “Okie.”

“We all try to change each other sometimes. When we find our ways with someone, we want them to be more like me and you want me to be more like you. And it’s just not going to happen. The best way to love “to love someone is at their worst. If you can find a way to love someone at their worst, you will win.”

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Grant, 61, went into a pothole on July 27 while driving near a golf course with a friend, her representative Velvet Kelm confirmed to USA TODAY. She spent two nights at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, where doctors treated her for injuries sustained in the accident. She was wearing a bicycle helmet at the time of the accident.

Days earlier, Grant joined the class of 2022 Kennedy Center Honorees, a recognition considered one of the highest in American entertainment.

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The bicycle accident came two years after Grant suffered health problems and underwent open-heart surgery to repair a birth defect for a condition called partial abnormal pulmonary venous return.

“I feel fantastic,” she told Good Morning America eight months after her surgery. “My advice would be to take care of yourself, the world needs you.”

Grant postponed several shows in August until 2023. Gill canceled three performances after the accident while Grant recovered.

The pair will perform four concerts at the Ryman over the Christmas period, December 12-15.

Contributing: Kim Willis, USA TODAY

This article originally appeared on Nashville Tennessean: Vince Gill honors Amy Grant in emotional duet with daughter Corrina



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