Grant to be first woman inducted into The Nashville Business Hall of Fame
Multiplatinum-selling singer and songwriter and six-time Grammy winner Amy Grant is set to be featured on the top-rated "Oprah: Where Are They Now?" airing this Saturday, Oct. 10 (10 p.m. EST), on the OWN Network. The crew caught up with Grant on her farm this summer to talk about her influential career, new album ("Be Still and Know... Hymns & Faith"), family life and unique partnership with Barefoot Republic Camps - a camp for children from kindergarten through sixth grade where they are given the opportunity to go horseback riding, gain wilderness skills, mountain bike, try archery and more.
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Moved by Grant's longtime philanthropic efforts in her hometown of Nashville, Junior Achievement of Middle Tennessee will induct Grant into its Phoenix Club of Nashville Business Hall of Fame on Oct. 29. She'll join past recipients such as Rob McCabe of Pinnacle Financial Partners and Jack O. Bovender Jr. of the Hospital Corporation of America. Grant's induction will mark the first time a women has received the Hall of Fame honors.
Grant's latest album, "Be Still and Know... Hymns & Faith" - a 15-song collection, including two newly recorded songs produced by husband Vince Gill - garnered a nod in the Inspirational Album of the Year category at upcoming 46th Annual GMA Dove Awards. The project also caught the attention of media such as ABC Radio, Southern Living, Country Weekly, CMT Radio and GAC.
The singer/songwriter will continue to tour stateside for the rest of 2015, including the inaugural "Live at the Lake Cultural Series" at the Ritz-Carlton Lodge Reynolds Plantation in Georgia and holiday treks co-billed with longtime friend Michael W. Smith. Grant will return to the famed Ryman Auditorium this December for the popular shows with Gill.
For the most up-to-date tour schedule, visit AmyGrant.com.
About Amy Grant
Grant's career spans more than 30 years and stretches from her roots in gospel into becoming an iconic pop star, songwriter, television personality and philanthropist. With three multiplatinum albums, six platinum albums and four gold albums, her total career album sales have exceeded 30 million. Grant's chart success has been consistent throughout her career with six No. 1 hits, 10 top 40 pop singles, 17 top 40 adult contemporary tracks and multiple Contemporary Christian chart-toppers. In addition to her six Grammys, Grant has earned 26 Dove Awards (including four Artist of the Year Awards) and was awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
Conventional wisdom has it that Grant put contemporary Christian music on the map, becoming the first contemporary Christian artist to have a platinum record, the first to hit No. 1 on the pop charts and the first to perform at the Grammys.
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