The memory of Amy Grant is still fresh in her mind, nearly six months after a bicycle accident.
“So far, right now, I use a teleprompter,” Grant told electronic!information Before she performs at a benefit concert celebrating A&M Records founder Jerry Moss in Los Angeles on Jan. 14. “Having one tonight. I’m very happy. I used the teleprompter on my Christmas tour.”
The 2022 Kennedy Center recipient said she has other memory issues in her personal life.
“Honestly, I don’t remember anything that I don’t remember,” she said. “So, I had dinner with a high school friend that night. We used to spend the night at each other’s houses. I said, ‘I’m sorry to ask you, are you still with your husband?'” She said Douglas died seven years ago. It’s dead, it’s the first time I’ve heard of it!”
Grant joked that her excuses come in handy when she forgets someone’s name.
“Everyone should do this,” she said. “Speaking the truth makes life easier.”
The Grammy-winning Christian singer was riding a bicycle with a helmet on when the accident happened, crashing into a pothole in the park. Although she’s back on stage now, she had to postpone several concerts last fall due to her recovery.
She’s also feeling great these days, having recently hosted her niece’s wedding at the Tennessee ranch that belongs to her and husband Vince Gill. But after she mentioned in an interview that the wedding would mark the family’s “first bride” event, she received some hate, which she seems to have shaken off.
“I never chased any of those rabbits,” she told people Reactions on social media. “I love my family, I love those brides. They are amazing, our family is even better and you should be able to be yourself in front of your family and be loved by them.”
Grant said she offered the farm simply because the engaged couple were looking for a “beautiful place” to exchange vows. This is where she and Jill got married in 2000.
“Honestly, from a faith standpoint,” the “Baby, Baby” artist explained, “I always say, ‘Jesus, you just narrow it down to two things: loving God and loving each other. I mean , hey – that’s pretty simple.”