Amy Grant’s Father, Dr. Burton Grant, Dies

Pictured (L-R): Dr. Burton Grant and Amy Grant. Photo: Amy Grant

Singer-songwriter Amy Grant‘s father, Dr. Burton Grant, died Saturday (June 30). He was 86.

Burton Grant was an oncologist, who also championed his daughter’s musical career. According to 2002’s The Sound Of Light, penned by Don Cusic, Dr. Grant provided financial support to help launch Amy Grant’s first album and tours, including hiring an independent radio promoter for her debut album, financially supporting her early tours, and providing financial support for Grant managers Michael Blanton and Dan Harrell when they opened Blanton/Harrell Production and Management in 1980, with Amy Grant as their first client.

Dr. Burton Grant’s wife Gloria Dean Napier Grant died in 2011.

“Walking our dad home has been a ten year journey, taking our family places we never imagined,” Amy Grant shared via Facebook on Sunday (July 1). “We are all closer because of it. I’m so grateful for my dad. My grandfather passed away when my dad was a teenager. When my dad decided to become a doctor it was his mother, my grandmother, who paid his way through school. Years after my grandmother passed, I found his graduation program in a box of her things with a note from my dad. It said, ‘Mother, I hope I will serve mankind in such a way as to justify your faith in me. Love, Burton’ Well done, Dad.”

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