July 17, 2009 — Vince Gill has won more Grammy Awards than any other country male singer in history. Amy Grant was the first superstar of Christian music and the only one to crossover to the pop charts multiple times. As a celebrity couple, their lives could be hectic and dramatic — if they let that happen.
But they don't. Others do gawk or ask for autographs, but for the most part, Vince and Amy do their best to blend in and conduct themselves very much like the rest of the people around them.
"We are normal in every way," Vince told Good Housekeeping. "We don't perceive ourselves to be anything but that, so we just go ahead to a restaurant, the market, without putting on airs or getting special treatment."
Celebrity couples are prone to jealousies. When one is doing well in the marketplace, the other might be on a downswing in the career or simply between projects and out of the limelight. Scheduling becomes difficult, each has a multitude of managers, agents and assistants to deal with — there's a whole entourage of issues that come with the position. The Gills have done their best to cut through it all.
"Marrying Amy made me re-prioritize some things," he said. "When I'm with her, I always feel that all I want to do is lift her up and just be a kind foundation for her to stand on."
More than nine years since they exchanged their wedding vows, the couple seems to be doing well — as a couple, and as parents. Vince's first daughter, Jenny, was preparing for college when Vince and Amy got married. Amy had three school-age kids of her own, and the couple added a daughter, Corrina, in 2001. Vince has definitely had his parenting skills tested.
"What makes him so special is he treats everyone equally, and I love that about him," Amy said. "There is no pecking order. He's also the greatest combination of tuxedo and blues, of elegance and rough edges."
"Yeah," Vince added. "She loves my rough edges. It gives her something to fix!"
Also featured in the Good Housekeeping piece: Clint Black and Lisa Hartman Black, and Brad Paisley and Kimberly Williams-Paisley.