Vince Gill was just awarded his 22nd Grammy Award for his performance of "When My Amy Prays," in the category of Best Country Solo Performance. "When My Amy Prays" is from Gill's critically-acclaimed album OKIE.
Listen to the song HERE.
Speaking from his home in Nashville, Gill commented, "No matter where someone is in their career, they just want to be heard. So I am very honored to have been chosen for this Grammy, particularly for this song."
"When My Amy Prays" was inspired by Vince's wife, Amy Grant. Gill writes: "I had to be pretty truthful, and I had to be somewhat vulnerable for myself. We both grew up in completely different lights. She grew up in a church house, [going] two to three times a week, and I grew up in beer joints, and we had completely different family experiences. She had this great church life, and I had no church life."
This song was in celebration of Grant's birthday. What is most heart-warming is Gill could not stop being grateful for his wife's love for Jesus. Gill mentioned how interesting how it is to grow old as a songwriter. He is not afraid to be vulnerable and to tell the truth. And truly, this song speaks the truth about the couple. That, even if he speaks about not being religious, he proves is still blessed.
One of the most popular artists in modern country music, Vince Gill is famous for his top-notch songwriting, world-class guitar playing and warm, soaring tenor, all wrapped up in a quick and easy wit. In addition to his Grammy awards, Gill has won 18 CMA Awards, including Song of the Year four times - making him the most-awarded artist in that category in CMA history. He has been awarded the prestigious BMI Icon award and was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2007. He is also a member of the Grand Ole Opry. In August 2012, Gill was honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Gill was invited to be a touring member of the Eagles in 2017.