Simply 4 months in the past, Amy Grant was hospitalized after struggling a motorbike accident in her hometown of Nashville, Tenn.
Whereas rather a lot has occurred as Grant has recovered, it is really been a particularly gradual time for her. She was compelled to cancel some efficiency dates within the fall, and she or he solely resumed touring prior to now week.
“It has been the quietest season of my life,” she informed the Washington Publish in an interview revealed Tuesday, to advertise her upcoming look on the Kennedy Middle Honors that can happen on Dec. 4. That is an enormous deal, not solely as a result of it is her first time for the reason that accident to attend one thing so main — the crimson carpet, the photographers, the entire bit — however as a result of she’s one of many icons being honored. (The others are actor/director George Clooney; singer Gladys Knight; composer Tania León; and the members of the band U2.)
However again to the accident. The Christian singer was carrying a helmet when it occurred, which led to her story having a happier ending, however she nonetheless struggled with results together with reminiscence loss. That led to her making a journal that she known as “Writing to Keep in mind.”
“I used to be simply attempting to recollect folks’s, like my prolonged household, names,” she stated. “Each dialog would begin with ‘Are they lifeless or alive?'”
The 62-year-old stated she additionally would not keep in mind precisely what occurred after the crash, throughout which she misplaced consciousness for about 10 minutes, or the roughly one week that she spent being handled on the hospital.
So she’s grateful for the time she’s needed to get better.
“The timing of this … it’s actually given me the chance to have a look at nearly all of my life,” Grant stated. “And type of, I do not know — simply wrap my arms round the entire thing. I imply, that is a present for anyone.”
Although it hasn’t at all times been straightforward.
“There are occasions in our lives the place we will simply be so busy that you just’re current, however you are additionally ticking off that listing of issues that have to be completed,” Grant stated. “Or any person sits down for a dialog and also you’re giving one hundred pc consideration, however you can also’t make the subsequent factor on the calendar fully go away. That was the most important adjustment.”
Nation music star Vince Gill, Grant’s husband of twenty-two years, has been by her facet the complete time, providing updates on her situation.
Later this month, he is scheduled to carry out alongside her at their annual vacation residency at Music Metropolis’s Ryman Auditorium.