Vince Gill and Amy Grant have a beautiful love story and have been married for over two decades. The couple who first met almost three decades ago have had their fair share of ups and downs, and now they have a lovely blended family together.
Amy Grant was born on November 25, 1960, and grew up in Nashville in a religious family, which influenced her style of music when she entered the industry. As a teenager, she taught herself how to play guitar and soon signed a recording contract with a Christian music label.
In 1977, she released her first album titled "Amy Grant," which was a big success in the Christian music industry. Five years later, her "Age to Age" album pushed her into the Grammy leagues as she won a Grammy for Best Gospel Performance, Contemporary.
Vince Gill and Amy Grant at the 50th Annual GMA Dove Awards on October 15, 2019 | Source: Getty Images
As Grant's career grew steadily, so did her private life. On June 19, 1982, she married Christian singer and songwriter Gary Chapman. Their union was blessed with three children, and after almost 17 years of marriage, they divorced in June 1999.
Grant as she soon found love again. She married award-winning country musician Vince Gill on March 10, 2000. Here is everything you need to know about him and their love story.
WHO IS AMY GRANT'S HUSBAND, VINCE GILL?
Vincent Grant Gill was born on April 12, 1957, but is popularly known as Vince. When he was young, he learned how to play the guitar from his father, and as a teenager, he started performing with local groups.
By the mid-1970s, he joined the Pure Prairie League band and his song "Let Me Love You Tonight" became a No. 1 country hit. In 1983, he became a solo artist, and his album "Turn Me Loose" won an award for Top New Male Vocalist at the Academy of Country Music.
In 1990, Vince won a Grammy Award for Best Country Song with his certified double platinum album "When I Call Your Name." By 1995, he held the record for five consecutive wins as the best male vocalist at the Country Music Association Awards.
So far in his career, he has won over 30 different awards. In 2007, the Country Music Association inducted him into the Country Music Hall of Fame.
HOW DID AMY GRANT AND VINCE GILL GET TOGETHER?
Grant and Vince got together over music. When she released her 1994 album "House of Love," he sang a duet for her. However, they met when they recorded a video for the song, and there was an instant attraction. She said:
"I was so moved by him as a human being that I went up behind him and just hugged him as hard as I could while he was singing. I just said, 'I just needed to hug you all night.'"
However, even though the feeling was mutual, they were married to different people and feared disappointing their fans.
In 1997, Vince's wife filed for divorce, but they remained married until 1999 when she filed for divorce from Chapman. Their newfound freedom meant they could pursue their love, and they married in 2000.
In 2021, as Vince and Grant prepared for their "Christmas at the Ryman" residency, she revealed that she loves doing all those shows with her husband. She said:
"No kidding, I fall in love with him all over again every year, just how he plays, his wit."
VINCE GILL AND AMY GRANT'S DAUGHTER FOLLOWS IN HER PARENT'S FOOTSTEPS: GET TO KNOW CORRINA GILL
One year after their wedding, Vince and Grant welcomed their daughter, Corrina Gill, on March 12, 2001. When talking about their daughter, who is also a musician, Vince said:
"She's the glue of this whole family. She bonded all of us in a blood way that really did connect us."
In 2021, Corrina went to college to study music performance. While she is Vince and Grant's only biological child, Vince had a daughter from his previous marriage while Grant had two daughters and a son.
Grant's first child Matthew Chapman was born in 1987, and despite being very successful as the co-owner of LabCanna, a CBD company, there is very little information about him.
Her second child, Gloria "Millie" Chapman, was born in 1989 and made Amy Grant a grandmother in January 2022. Grant's third child, Sarah Chapman, was born in 1992 and is married to Derek Besenius, who works with her brother.
When Vince was married to fellow country music singer Janis Oliver, they had a daughter, Jennifer "Jenny" Gill, who was born in 1982. Jenny joined the music business and tours with Grant.
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