Early Life: Who is Amy Grant?
Amy Grant was born as Amy Lee Grant on November 25, 1960 to parents Burton Paine and Gloria Grant in Augusta, Georgia. She is the youngest of four sisters and the great granddaughter of well-known Nashville philanthropist and founder of Life and Casualty Insurance Company, A.M. Burton.
In 1967, Grant and her family settled in Nashville, Tennessee, where she became a member of Ashwood Church of Christ alongside her grandfather. As a student, she attended an all-girls school named Harpeth Hall School before she went to Furman University. And then, she transferred to Vanderbilt University, where she joined the Kappa Alpha Theta sorority. At the time, Grant was also pursuing music and releasing albums, and so she ultimately had to drop out of college to do music full-time.