Amy Grant Undergoes Open-Heart Surgery

Amy Grant underwent open-heart surgery on Wednesday (June 3) to repair her partial anomalous pulmonary venous return (PAPVR) condition. Grant’s…


Lauren Jo Black

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June 3, 2020


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Amy Grant underwent open-heart surgery on Wednesday (June 3) to repair her partial anomalous pulmonary venous return (PAPVR) condition.

Grant’s team asked her fans to pray for her prior to the scheduled surgery.

‘With all that is going on in our world that needs our collective prayer, please also join us in praying for Amy this week as she has heart surgery to correct her PAPVR condition,” her team shared on Facebook.

According to the singer’s social media accounts, the surgery was a success.

“Thank you for so many prayers today. Amy is out of surgery and the doctor said it could not have gone better,” an update on her Facebook reads. “We would ask for continued prayers over the days, weeks and months to come as she makes a full recovery.”

Grant is a popular contemporary Christian music singer and the wife of the legendary Vince Gill. She is a six-time Grammy winner and has sold over 30 million albums worldwide.

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Lauren Jo Black, a University of Central Florida graduate, has immersed herself in the world of country music for over 15 years. In 2008, she co-founded CountryMusicIsLove, eventually selling it to a major record label in 2015. Following the rebranding of the website to Sounds Like Nashville, Black served as Editor-in-Chief for two and a half years. Currently, she assumes the role of Editor-in-Chief at Country Now and oversees Country Now’s content and digital footprint. Her extensive experience also encompasses her previous role as a Country Music Expert Writer for and her work being featured on She’s been spotlighted among Country Aircheck’s Women of Influence and received the 2012 Rising Star Award from the University of Central Florida. Black also spent time in front of the camera as host of Country Now Live, which brought live music directly to fans in 2021 when the majority of concerts were halted due to the pandemic. During this time, she hosted 24 weeks of live concerts via Country Now Live on Twitch with special guests such as Lady A, Dierks Bentley, Jordan Davis, Brett Young, and Jon Pardi. Over the course of her career, she has had the privilege of conducting interviews with some of the industry’s most prominent stars, including Reba McEntire, Blake Shelton, Luke Combs, Carrie Underwood, Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert, Lainey Wilson, and many others. Lauren Jo Black is a longtime member of the Country Music Association and the Academy of Country Music.