If you were an avid music lover during the early '90s, hindi malayong naging paborito mo ang Christian singer-turned-pop singer na si Amy Grant.
Among her hit singles are “Baby, Baby,” “That's What Love Is For,” “Good For Me,” “I Will Remember You,” and “Every Heartbeat” na galing lahat sa kanyang 1991 hit album na Heart In Motion.
Ang multi-platinum and Grammy Award-winning music artist ay dumaan sa isang open-heart surgery kamakailan.
Kasalukuyang recovering na ang 59-year old singer.
Ayon sa report ng Us Weekly: “She had open-heart surgery to correct a condition from birth the doctors discovered during a heart checkup called PAPVR. Thankfully the doctor said it could not have gone better. We’re praying for a full and easy recovery over the next few days, weeks and months to come.”
Sa Facebook page ng kanyang supporters, nagbigay sila ng update sa kalagayan ng singer.
“Amy is out of surgery and the doctor said it could not have gone better. We would ask for continued prayers over the days, weeks and months to come as she makes a full recovery… xo.”
June 3, 2020 nang sumailalim sa isang maselang open-heart surgery si Amy at nag-share pa siya ng photos ng kanyang successful operation via Instagram at ito ang nilagay niyang caption:
“Hi everybody…. I know there is so much going on in the world right now. This is a crazy, broken, yet beautiful time. And in the midst of all of that - in the midst of all of our awareness and becoming and learning to love and see each other - I’ve had this really unique experience of having an unanticipated open heart surgery.
“The only way I can explain my experience would be to ask you to imagine a non-runner who was signed up for a marathon. I didn’t want it, but I had to have it anyway and it was a week ago Wednesday. And as people heard about the surgery I started getting messages: ‘I’m praying for you’ …’I’m praying for you.’
“People I worked with decades ago, people who have come to my concerts or listen to my music, my work family, people on social media, and my own friends and family all offered their prayers.
“And now, ten days later, I just want to say, from the moment I went to the hospital, if it really were a marathon race, I felt like I got into that runners block and as soon as it was time for the race to start there was this massive West Texas wind at my back.. just pushing me through.
“Even stuff I was really scared about felt like nothing more than just a deep breath and something supernatural pushed me through it. My recovery has honestly felt miraculous.
“And so I want to say thank you to each person who said a prayer for me. Prayer changes everything.
“Let’s keep those prayers going for our country and lets turn all the brokenness into love and seeing each other. I love you. Amy.”
According to the website Mayo Clinic, ang heart condition ni Amy Grant na PAPVR or partial anomalous pulmonary venous return “is a heart defect present at birth (congenital) in which some of the pulmonary veins carrying blood from the lungs to the heart flow into other blood vessels or into the heart’s upper right chamber (right atrium), instead of correctly entering the heart’s upper left chamber (left atrium). This causes some oxygen-rich blood from the lungs to mix with oxygen-poor blood before entering the right atrium.”
Born in Augusta, Georgia, lumaki si Amy Lee Grant at ang kanyang mga kapatid sa Nashville, Tennessee. Sa Nashville na-develop ang pagiging musician ni Amy at naging member ito ng Nashville's Ashwood Church of God.
Year 1976 nang sinulat ni Amy ang first song niya title “Mountain Top” and in 1977, recorded her first album titled Amy Grant. Nakagawa ng sampu pang albums si Amy na ang laman ay puro mga Christian songs kaya natawag siyang “Queen of Christian Pop.”
In 1991, nag-crossover to pop genre si Amy with her album Hearts In Motion which sold over five million copies worldwide. Naging hit din ang kanyang 1992 Christmas album titled Home For Christmas kunsaan naging hit ang single na “Breath of Heaven (Mary's Song).”
Amy won a total of six Grammy Awards, 22 Gospel Music Association Dove Awards and has sold 30 million albums worldwide as of 2009.
In 2015, Amy was ranked #52 in the Top 100 Female Artists of the Rock Era (1955-2015).
Dalawang beses kinasal si Amy, una ay sa fellow Christian musician na si Gary Chapman in 1982 and they had three children. They divorced in 1999.
In 2000, Amy married country singer-songwriter Vince Gill and they have one daughter.
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