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Amy Grant talks sad songs, personal loss, life in the public eye and more



Amy Grant released her first album in 1977 at age 16 and over the next 30-odd years won six Grammys in multiple categories, scored six No. 1 hits including Baby Baby and Every Heartbeat and became the most successful artist to cross over and back again to gospel music.

She also took some backlash from sections of the Christian community after the breakup of her first marriage to Christian musician Gary Chapman in 1999, followed a year later by her marriage to country superstar Vince Gill.

"I think it's so easy to look at someone in the public eye and have a lot of commentary on what they should or shouldn't do," she said when asked about today's young pop stars like Miley Cyrus. "Life is a long journey and we all have things that make us who we are and they come to us in different forms."

Grant performs at Clearwater's Capitol Theatre at 7:30 p.m. Saturday. Tickets are $55-$100. Click here for details.

For more of Sharon Kennedy Wynne's interview with Amy Grant, click here.

[Last modified: Tuesday, April 29, 2014 10:32pm]


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