Inside Amy Grant and Vince Gill's relationship as singer lauds husband for support after scary bike crash

Inside Amy Grant and Vince Gill's relationship as singer lauds husband for support after scary bike crash
Amy Grant and Vince Gill met in 1993 to record a video for the album 'House of Love' and tied the knot on March 10, 2000 (Paul Morigi/Getty Images)

Amy Grant, who recovered from the bike accident she suffered in Nashville back in July 2022, shared how her husband, Vince Gill, "made every day of the journey okay.” Talking more about him, the 62-year-old Grammy Award winner explained, “The biggest thing was in the two months after the wreck, it was really depressing. Everything canceled, and I just said, 'What if I'm never all the way back?’ And he said, 'Things happen to people every day, and you just have to take one day at a time, and we're here, and I love you,'" as per an interview with People. 

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Grant further added, "Well, they said a 12 to 18-month recovery for a head injury and so every once in a while, I'll be talking to somebody, and they'll say something that I guess I used to know, and I'll gasp and go, 'Are you kidding me?!' But I'm telling you, I'm glad for every day," as per People. 

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Amy Grant's tragic accident 

On July 27, 2022, Grant was thrown from her bike during a ride near Harpeth Hills Golf Course with friends after hitting a pothole in Nashville. She suffered a concussion and multiple cuts and abrasions. According to Grant's representative, the 'Baby, Baby' singer "was knocked out for about 10 [minutes] before being transported to the hospital by ambulance," reports Distractify.

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Prior to this, she was diagnosed with PAPVR (partial anomalous pulmonary venous return) and confirmed she underwent successful surgery in June 2020. Talking to Good Morning America in 2021, she said, "I think women tend to put their health on the back burner. it's more like, 'Oh my children, my grandchildren, my work, my spouse.' All of those things and we need the gift of each other. So even if you go, 'Oh, I got nothing on the radar,' just get somebody else to check it out."

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Inside Amy Grant and Vince Gill's relationship

The beginning of Grant and Gill's love story, who met in 1993 and tied the knot on March 10, 2000, involved the end of two marriages. Gill, known as the frontman of the country rock band Pure Prairie League in the 1970s, was married to Janis Oliver. Grant was married to singer Gary Chapman with whom she shares three of her children- Matthew Garrison Chapman, Gloria Mills Chapman and Sarah Cannon Chapman.

Amy Grant and Vince Gill perform at the Ryman Auditorium on December 13, 2021 in Nashville, Tennessee.
Amy Grant and Vince Gill perform at the Ryman Auditorium on December 13, 2021, in Nashville, Tennessee  (Jason Kempin/Getty Images)

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Grant and Chapman got divorced in 1999 due to irreconcilable differences. Speaking about it, she said at that time, "Gary and I had a rocky road from day one. I think what was so hard – and this is (what) one of our counselors said – sometimes an innocent party can come into a situation, and they’re like a big spotlight. What they do is reveal, by comparison, the painful dynamics that are already in existence," as per Country Fan Cast. While Gill parted ways from his former wife in 1997.

The meet-cute 

The pair met to record a video for the album 'House of Love'. "I think that a part of me loved him instantly. I felt like I knew him instantly. 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," Grant said in an interview with ABC in 2003.

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She also shared in 2007, "In our wedding pictures, all of the children are grim-faced and understandably so, because these were not their choices. But from the start, Vince and I promised to love each other well, and in any home, blended or not, if the man and wife are loving each other well, you have a much better chance of parenting well. Vince's love has empowered me to be a better mom," as per Good Housekeeping. After a year of marriage, they welcomed a daughter, Corrina, in 2001.

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