Christian singer Amy Grant has hit back at homophobic trolls who criticized her for hosting her niece’s same-sex wedding at her Hidden Trace Farm in Franklin, Tennessee.
The 62-year-old musician, who has been referred to as the Queen of Christian pop, was hit with discriminatory comments when she revealed her intentions to host her first ‘bride and girlfriend wedding’ in December but said she ignored the comments. from online trolls.
She told People: ‘I never chase any of those rabbits down the rabbit hole. I love my family, I love those girlfriends. They are wonderful, our family is better, and you should be able to be who you are with your family and be loved by them.
The Grammy winner revealed that her niece and her wife were married on the same hillside where she married her husband Vince Gill in 2000.
Exploding: Christian singer Amy Grant hit back at homophobic trolls who criticized her for staging her niece’s same-sex wedding at her Hidden Trace Farm in Franklin, Tennessee (pictured Jan. 14, 2023)
She said: “I own a farm that I bought in the ’90s and they were just looking for a beautiful place to get married.” So she and Sam got married on the same hillside where Vince and I got married.
Grant first revealed his plans to host his niece’s wedding in a December interview with The Washington Post, in which he also detailed his niece’s coming-out journey.
She said, ‘Jesus, you just boiled it down to two things: loving God and loving one another. I mean, hey, that’s pretty simple.
On her reaction when her niece came out as a lesbian, she added: “What a gift to our entire family to broaden the experience of our entire family.”
‘I love those girlfriends!’ The 62-year-old musician, known as the Queen of Christian pop, was hit with discriminatory comments when she revealed her intentions to host her first ‘bride and girlfriend wedding’ in December, but said she ignored the troll comments. online (pictured in 2017)
In 2013, the star commented on homophobic attitudes towards the LGBTQ+ community, saying her message was one of inclusion.
She said: ‘I know the religious community hasn’t been very welcoming, but I just want to emphasize that the path of faith leads us into community, but it’s really about relationship.
‘The path of faith is simply to be willing and open to have a relationship with God. And all are welcome. Everybody.’
Elsewhere in the interview, the star revealed that the support of her husband Vince was important in her recovery after her terrifying bicycle accident last year.
She said she now feels “fantastic” when she arrived at the Music Center in Los Angeles on Saturday for an event honoring Jerry Moss.
Last July, the country singer was injured in a bicycle accident in Nashville, Tennessee and had to cancel several tour dates.
The Grammy Award-winning hitmaker told People that the support of her husband, the 65-year-old singer, made all the difference during her recovery.
Solidarity: Last July, the country singer was injured in a bicycle accident in Nashville, Tennessee and had to cancel several tour dates; she praised her husband Vince Gill for her support; seen together on December 4 in Washington, D.C.
“The biggest thing was in the two months after the accident, it was really depressing,” said the mother of four.
It all got cancelled, and I just said, “What if I never come back?”
“He said, ‘Things happen to people every day, and you just have to take one day at a time, and we’re here, and I love you,'” she recalled.
“And that made every day of the trip good,” he added. And I feel fantastic.
While out for a ride with her friend on July 27, the “Baby, Baby” singer hit a pothole and was thrown off her bike.
Bike accident: While out for a ride with her friend on July 27, the “Baby, Baby” singer hit a pothole and was thrown off her bike in Nashville, Tennessee.
She suffered cuts and abrasions from the accident.
Grant was wearing a helmet, but he also suffered a serious head injury and was unconscious for 10 minutes.
She told People that although she has recovered, she still faces little stamina and “memory issues.”
‘All right, [the doctors] he said a recovery of 12 to 18 months for a head injury,’ he said.
He added that “every once in a while, I’ll be talking to someone, and they’ll say something that I guess I used to know, and I’ll gasp and go, ‘Are you kidding?’
She was hospitalized in stable condition after her accident, but her doctor ordered additional recovery time, forcing her to cancel tour dates and postpone performances.
Since then, he has returned to the stage.
Back on stage: She told People that although she has recovered, she still faces little stamina and “memory issues.”