Amy Grant & Vince Gill Christmas At The Ryman
Coming to the stage is Amy Grant, who is famous for her Christian-pop ballads and versatile performances; her husband Vince Gill joins her and helps to create beautiful harmonies that will captivate audiences this holiday season.
The two Christian music singers string together masterful melodies and harmonies as they electrify the stage with family-friendly songs and gospel that make for a wonderful Christmas show. This fantastic duet creates a holiday performance that just cannot be missed!
Amy Grant brings an amazing resume to the table with hits such as, “Father's Eyes,” “El Shaddai,” and “Angels.” A famous Christian-pop artist, Grant is known as “The Queen of Christian-Pop.”
The great-granddaughter of A.M. Burton, Grant has acknowledged the influence the Burtons have had over her music. She developed this love for music at a very young age, and performed for the first time at Harpeth Hall School, the all-girls school she attended. She was offered a recording contract five weeks before her 16th birthday, and her career took off from there.
Debuting in 1978, she gained popularity in the Christian music scene with hits like “Father's Eyes” and “El Shaddai.” In the mid-1980s, she became one of the first CCM artists to cross over into the mainstream pop genre. Her first Billboard Hot 100 No. 1 was a duet with Peter Cetera and was titled, “The Next Time I Fall.” Her best-selling album came in 1991 in the form of Heart in Motion and topped the Billboard Christian Album Chart for 32 weeks, selling five million copies in the U.S., and she produced her second No. 1 pop single, “Baby, Baby.” To date, she has sold over 30 million albums worldwide.
Awards and Accolades
1982: Best Gospel Performance, Contemporary or Inspirational – 'Age to Age'
1983: Best Gospel Performance, Female – 'Ageless Medley'
1984: Best Gospel Performance, Female – 'Angels'
1985: Best Gospel Performance, Female – 'Unguarded'
1988: Best Gospel Performance, Female – 'Lead Me On'
2006: Best Southern, Country, or Bluegrass Gospel Album – Rock of Ages...Hymns & Faith
GMA Dove Awards
1983: Artist of the Year
1983: Pop/Contemporary Album of the Year – Age to Age
1983: Recorded Music Packaging – Age to Age
1984: Recorded Music Packaging – A Christmas Album
1985: Pop/Contemporary Album of the Year – Straight Ahead
1986: Artist of the Year
1986: Recorded Music Packaging – Unguarded
1988: Short Form Music Video of the Year – 'Stay For a While'
1989: Artist of the Year
1989: Pop/Contemporary Album of the Year – Lead Me On
1989: Short Form Music Video of the Year – 'Lead Me On'
1990: Country Song of the Year – 'Tis So Sweet to Trust in Jesus'
1992: Song of the Year – 'Place in This World'
1992: Artist of the Year
1994: Praise and Worship Album of the Year – Songs from the Loft
1996: Special Event Album of the Year – My Utmost for His Highest
1998: Pop/Contemporary Album of the Year – Behind the Eyes
2000: Special Event Album of the Year – Streams
2003: Inspirational Album of the Year – Legacy...Hymns & Faith
2003: Song of the Year – 'The River's Gonna Keep On Rolling'
2006: Inspirational Album of the Year – Rock of Ages...Hymns & Faith
2007: Long Form Music Video of the Year – Time Again...Amy Grant Live
Joining Amy Grant onstage is her husband, Vince Gill. Bringing his own musical repertoire to the mix, this star-studded couple is sure to bring you a night full of great Christian music.
Vince Gill is a country singer and songwriter, as well as a talented instrumentalist. He has achieved fame in the country and rock industries and started a solo career in 1983. He spawned more than 20 studio albums and charted over 40 singles on the Billboard charts as Hot Country Songs. He has also sold more than 26 million albums. Some of his most notable hits are, “Let Me Love You Tonight” and “When I Call Your Name.”
Awards & Accolades
Academy of Country Music
1984: Top New Male Vocalist
1992: Song of the Year with John Barlow Jarvis − 'I Still Believe In You'
1992: Top Male Vocalist
1993: Top Male Vocalist
Country Music Association
1990: Single of the Year − 'When I Call Your Name'
1991: Male Vocalist of the Year
1992: Male Vocalist of the Year
1992; Song of the Year with Max D. Barnes − 'Look At Us'
1993: Album of the Year − I Still Believe in You
1993: Male Vocalist of the Year
1993: Song of the Year with John Barlow Jarvis − 'I Still Believe in You'
1993: Entertainer of the Year
1994: Entertainer of the Year
1994: Male Vocalist of the Year
1995: Male Vocalist of the Year
1999: Vocal Event of the Year with Patty Loveless − 'My Kind of Woman, My Kind of Man'
2014: Irving Waugh Award of Excellence
2014: BMI Icon Award
Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum
Inducted in 2007
1990: Best Country Vocal Performance, Male − 'When I Call Your Name'
1991: Best Country Vocal Collaboration with Ricky Skaggs and Steve Wariner − 'Restless'
1992: Best Country Song with John Barlow Jarvis − 'I Still Believe in You'
1992: Best Country Vocal Performance, Male − 'I Still Believe in You'
1993: Best Country Instrumental Performance with Asleep at the Wheel, Chet Atkins, Eldon Shamblin, Johnny Gimble, Marty Stuart, and Reuben 'Lucky Oceans' Gosfield − 'Red Wing'
1994: Best Country Vocal Performance, Male − 'When Love Finds You'
1995: Best Country Song − 'Go Rest High on That Mountain'
1995: Best Male Country Vocal Performance − 'Go Rest High on That Mountain'
1996: Best Male Country Vocal Performance − 'Worlds Apart'
1997: Best Country Instrumental Performance with Randy Scruggs − 'A Soldier's Joy'
1997: Best Male Country Vocal Performance − 'Pretty Little Adriana'
1998: Best Male Country Vocal Performance − 'If You Ever Have Forever In Mind'
1999: Best Country Instrumental Performance with Tommy Allsup, Asleep at the Wheel, Floyd Domino, Larry Franklin, and Steve Wariner − 'Bob's Breakdowns'
2001 Best Country Instrumental Performance with Jerry Douglas, Gen Duncan, Albert Lee, Steve Martin, Leon Russell, Earl Scruggs, Gary Scruggs, Randy Scruggs, Paul Shaffer and Marty Stuart − 'Foggy Mountain Breakdown'
2002: Best Male Country Vocal Performance − 'The Next Big Thing'
2006: Best Male Country Vocal Performance − 'The Reason Why'
2007: Best Country Album − These Days
2008: Best Country Instrumental Performance with Brad Paisley, James Burton, John Jorgenson, Albert Lee, Brent Mason, Redd Volkaert, and Steve Wariner − 'Cluster Pluck'
Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame
Inducted in 2005
Hollywood Walk of Fame
Inducted in 2012
With an amazing number of awards and records sold to their names, this powerhouse duo is definitely one to impress even the most critical of music-lovers. This Christmas show is sure to be the one thing on any music lover's list for Santa!