GRANT, Amy. b. Augusta, Georgia, 25 Nov 1960. A prominent Christian song-writer and pop singer, Grant attended Furman University, Greenville, South Carolina (1978-80) and Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee (1980-81). She grew up in a conservative Church of Christ congregation that did not believe musical instruments were appropriate for worship. Influenced by charismatic theology and practice via Don Finto (1930-) and Nashville's independent Belmont Church, she began writing songs in a folk/pop style as expressions of her faith, and accompanying her singing with guitar in group devotionals at her high school. Grant states she was initially unaware of the growing Jesus Music...
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