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For Immediate Release
OFFICE OF THE FIRST LADY
February 24, 2008
Entertainment Following the State Dinner for the Nation's Governors
Vince Gill and Amy Grant will provide entertainment in the East Room for President and Mrs. Bush and their guests following the 100th State Dinner for the Nation's Governors. Mr. Gill and Ms. Grant are internationally recognized singer-songwriters who have received many of the music industry's most prestigious awards.
Last year Vince Gill was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame. A member of the Grand Ole Opry, the singer, musician and songwriter has sold more than 22 million albums, and earned 18 Country Music Association (CMA) Awards and 18 Grammy Awards. Host of CMA's "Country Music's Biggest Night" for 12 consecutive years, Mr. Gill is regarded as one of country music's best known humanitarians, participating in hundreds of charitable events throughout his career. He and Amy Grant married in 2000.
Amy Grant's music has inspired others since she released her first album at age 15. The singer-songwriter helped put contemporary Christian music on the map and was among its first artists to crossover to mainstream success. She has earned three multi-platinum, six platinum and four gold albums, and won six Grammy Awards and numerous Dove Awards. She hosted the NBC series Three Wishes in 2005, and last year published her first book, Mosaic: Pieces of My Life So Far.
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