Vince Gill paid an emotional tribute to his wife, Amy Grant, as she recovers from a bicycle accident.
The 65-year-old country singer welcomed his youngest daughter Corinna onstage with him for a surprise performance during his residency at the Ryman in Nashville.
Gill told the audience on his show last Friday that he hadn’t played the song he wrote for his wife, “When My Amy Prays,” as often as he normally would.
“Because of her accident and everything she went through, we thought about her a lot,” he explained, before inviting their 21-year-old daughter on stage.
“I thought how sweet it would be for her youngest to sing this song I wrote for her,” Gill said of the song, which won the Grammy Award for Best Country Solo Performance in 2021.
The audience heard cheers as Corinna changed the lyrics to “When my mama prays” during her emotional rendition of the song.
The sweet tribute came a week after the 61-year-old “Baby Baby” singer was taken to hospital with minor injuries in a bicycle accident.
She was being treated for cuts and scrapes after she fell while cycling with a friend, her rep told Vidak For Congress.
“Earlier this week, Amy Grant had an accident after hitting a pothole while riding a bike with a friend (note: she was wearing a helmet),” a July 29 post read on her Instagram page.
“After a brief hospital stay where she was treated for her injuries, doctors have ordered additional recovery time for Amy, where she is now resting comfortably.”
The post noted that “due to doctor’s orders,” the chart’s upcoming shows in Knoxville, Tenn., Chattanooga, Tenn., Jackson City, Miss., and Wilmington, NC, will be delayed until next year.
Grant was recently announced as one of five recipients of the Kennedy Center Honors 2022.
She will be honored on December 4 in Washington, DC.