The duo performed the song 'When My Amy Prays' which Gill had dedicated to his wife’s strong Christian faith.
American country music star Vince Gill took to the stage with his daughter Corrina Gill on Thursday and paid an emotional tribute to his injured wife Amy Grant. According to USA Today, Gill and his daughter performed his 2019 hit single When My Amy Prays towards the conclusion of the show at Ryman Auditorium in Nashville. They poignantly tweaked the original lyrics to “when my mama prays” as Gill’s 21-year-old daughter sang along with him.
“I am just like my dad!” said Corrina while shedding tears at the very beginning of their performance as the audience applauded to support her. The emotional moment occurred when the duo was performing the song which Gill had dedicated to his wife’s strong Christian faith. "Amy and I grew up very different. She never missed church and I never went. And just because we got married, I wasn't compelled to say 'Hey, I'm going to go to church every weekend.' So here's the truth, there's your honesty in the song," 65-year-old Gill revealed in a 2019 interview which was tied to the release of his album Okie.
"We all try to change each other sometimes. And it's just not going to happen. If you can find a way to love somebody at their worst, you're going to win," he added. According to PEOPLE, gospel icon Amy Grant was taken to Vanderbilt Hospital on July 27 after she fell down while cycling with a friend and sustained cuts and bruises. Grant had to postpone her tour dates in August following the doctor’s orders after getting released from the hospital and Gill had also canceled three of his performances while his wife recovered. Days before her accident, Grant had also joined the class of 2022 Kennedy Center Honorees, which is considered to be one of the highest recognition in the American entertainment industry, as per USA Today.
Two years ago the gospel singer also survived a major health issue and had to undergo open-heart surgery in order to fix a birth defect for a condition called partial anomalous pulmonary venous return. "I feel fantastic. My advice would be to take care of yourself, the world needs you," she said in an interview with Good Morning America, eight months after her surgery.
After the third night of Gill’s four-night residency where he performed with his daughter for Ryman Auditorium’s 130th anniversary in Nashville, Gill and Grant are set to play four concerts at the same venue in the Christmas season from December 12, 2022.
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