Christian/Pop Singer and Songwriter
Who is Amy Grant?
Amy Grant is an American contemporary Christian singer and songwriter. She won a number of Grammy Awards in the 1980s in the Best Gospel Performance category and in 2006 she won a Grammy Award for Best Southern, Country, or Bluegrass Gospel Album. In 2003, Amy Grant was inducted into the Gospel Music Association's Gospel Music Hall of Fame.
Amy Grant's great-grandfather was Andrew Burton, founder of the Life and Casualty Insurance Company which is now part of AIG. She also has a number of American historical figures in her family tree including women's rights advocate Susan B. Anthony, signer of the Declaration of Independence William Williams, signer of the U.S. Constitution Nicholas Gilman, painter John Trumbull, abolitionist John Brown, Mormon Church founder Joseph Smith, and Revolutionary War spies Robert Townsend and Nathan Hale.
Amy Grant has a number of U.S. Presidential kin including Ulysses S. Grant, Millard Fillmore, James Garfield, Calvin Coolidge, Rutherford B. Hayes, Grover Cleveland, and Gerald Ford. Hollywood celebrities with family connections to Amy Grant include Walt Disney, Humphrey Bogart, Lillian Gish, Raquel Welch, Anthony Perkins, Jodie Foster, and Richard Gere. Her famous literary kin include Ralph Waldo Emerson, Harriet Beecher Stowe, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Stephen Crane, Emily Dickinson, Edgar Rice Burroughs, and Tennessee Williams.
Finally, it's only fitting that Amy Grant has a number of famous singers and musicians in her family tree. These include Cole Porter, Pete Seeger, Janis Joplin, the Wilson brothers (i.e. Beach Boys), Britney Spears, and Donnie & Marie Osmond.
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