Amy Grant is on the highway to restoration following a traumatic head damage earlier this 12 months.
The 62-year-old Christian music singer completely instructed Fox News Digital that whereas she’s grateful to be sharing house with followers as soon as once more, her journey again to well being after a motorbike accident hasn’t been simple.
Grant was one in all 5 recipients of the forty fifth Kennedy Center Honors, which additionally included George Clooney, Gladys Knight, Tania León, and members of the band U2, together with Bono, The Edge, Adam Clayton and Larry Mullen Jr.
When requested how she was feeling being again within the highlight following her traumatic accident earlier this 12 months, Grant jokingly acknowledged, “Am I drooling?”
“Last week was my first time back on stage, and I can’t think of a more gentle way to get back into the limelight than doing a Christmas concert with my dear friend Michael W. Smith,” Grant mentioned.
“I was nervous that first day. I forgot lyrics to songs that I wrote. I’m just on a healing journey, but this time here. You know, love and kindness is also very healing, and I’m not kidding – I feel filled up from head to toe.”
She hasn’t been with out some steering by way of the method, although.
Grant credited husband Vince Gill with offering her a “grounding” place to heal following the bike accident in July the place she tumbled to the bottom after hitting a pothole.
The “Baby, Baby” singer was knocked unconscious for as much as quarter-hour and was pressured to postpone her fall live performance tour in efforts to recuperate.
“He has just been so patient,” Grant mentioned. “Vince has a kind of way of grounding the space that we’re in even without saying a word.
“I feel early on I mentioned, ‘What if I’m totally different, what if I’m not the identical?’ and he mentioned, ‘Hey, every day we wake up a little different, and we love each other, and it’s good.'”
She added, “I really feel like my previous rascally self.”
Grant is happy to get back out on to the stage and be with the audiences who make her feel at home.
“I feel ever since COVID, audiences stroll right into a rehearsal house with a special type of appreciation to experiencing issues collectively,” she mentioned.
“Proximity matters and I just think since then, audiences and performers are just so appreciative for the gift of each other. It makes everything a beautiful, shared experience.”
On Sunday night time, Grant was honored by President Biden for her dedication to the humanities.
“She deserves it. She would be embarrassed for anyone to say that because she’s such a humble person,” Drew Holcomb instructed Fox News Digital. “She has made great art and impacted peoples lives everywhere she’s gone for a long time. She’s a wonderful human. She’s changed the city of Nashville over the years and really created a genre. She’s really, more than that, just a wonderful person and a wonderful artist.
“I feel watching her see different folks – actually see folks and assist folks really feel seen and beloved – has been a wonderful factor from the age of a younger youngster,” country music singer Ellie Holcomb mentioned.
“My dad produced all of her data, so I’ve gotten to see her take this journey and do it with grace and humility and authenticity, and he or she sings songs that widen the circle and I feel that makes house for all of us to really feel like there’s a spot the place we belong.”