Famous Christian Singer Amy Grant Shares Devastating Family Loss, Prayers Needed

July 02, 2018Jul 02, 2018

Over the weekend, sad news was revealed about famous Christian singer-songwriter Amy Grant. She revealed that her father, Dr. Burton Grant, passed away on Saturday. 

Dr. Grant was 86 years old at the time of his death. On Sunday afternoon, Amy Grant posted a heartbreaking tribute about her father's passing. 

She wrote, "Walking our dad home has been a ten year journey, taking our family places we never imagined. We are all closer because of it. I'm so grateful for my dad."

"My grandfather passed away when my dad was a teenager," she continued. "When my dad decided to become a doctor it was his mother, my grandmother,  who paid his way through school.  Years after my grandmother passed, I found his graduation program in a box of her things with a note from my dad. It said, 'Mother, I hope I will serve mankind in such a way as to justify your faith in me. Love, Burton.' Well done, Dad."

According to Music Row, Dr. Grant spent most of his life as an oncologist. Additionally, he played a significant role in his daughter's highly successful music career. He reportedly provided the financial support for her to be able to record her first album and go on her first tour. 

Since then, Amy Grant has become one of the most prominent voices in Christian music. She has won several Grammy awards in various categories including "Album of the Year," "Best Gospel Song," "Best Female Pop Vocalist," etc. 

Amy Grant has swept away the billboards in the past with her hymns, contemporary Christian songs, and country performances. However, a lot of her success she attributes to her dad. 

Please be praying for Grant's family as they walk through this difficult loss. Share your prayers here! In other recent news, fans are swooning over Candace Cameron Bure's recent stunning look. What do you think about it?