Amy Grant performs in Nashville, Tennessee on November 29 (Photo: Jason Kempin/Getty Images)
Amy Grant’s memory still comes to mind, almost six months after a bicycle accident.
“Right now I use a teleprompter,” Grant told E! News ahead of her performance at a benefit concert celebrating A&M Records founder Jerry Moss on January 14 in Los Angeles. “There is one tonight. I am so happy. I used a teleprompter on the Christmas tour.”
The Kennedy Center 2022 honoree says she has other memory issues in her personal life.
“Honestly, I can’t remember what I don’t remember,” she said. “Well, I was having dinner with a school friend the other night. We always spent the night with each other. I said, ‘I’m embarrassed to ask you, are you and your husband still together?’ She said Douglas died seven years ago and it was like I just heard it for the first time!”
Grant joked that her apology comes in handy when she forgets someone’s name.
“Everyone should do this,” she said. “It makes life easier to just tell the truth about what is.”
The accident happened when the Grammy-winning Christian singer hit a pothole in a park while cycling, particularly while wearing a helmet. While she’s back on stage now, she had to postpone several concerts last fall as she recovered.
Singers Vince Gill and Amy Grant attend the 50th annual GMA Dove Awards in Nashville, Tennessee on October 15, 2019 (Photo: Jason Kempin/Getty Images)
These days, she’s also feeling well enough to recently host her niece’s wedding at the Tennessee farm that she and husband Vince Gill own. But after mentioning in an interview that the wedding would be the family’s “first newlyweds” event, she received some hate that she apparently shrugged off.
“I never put any of these rabbits down the rabbit hole,” she told People of the social media reaction. “I love my family, I love these brides. You are wonderful, our family is better and you should be able to be who you are with your family and be loved by them.”
Grant said she offered the farm as a venue simply because the engaged couple were looking for a “beautiful place” to exchange vows. It was there that she and Gill married in 2000.
“Honestly, from a faith perspective,” the Baby Baby artist explained, “I always say, ‘Jesus, you just narrowed it down to two things: loving God and loving one another. I mean, hey — that’s pretty easy.”