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Amy Grant to play at Okoboji

Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Christian/pop recording icon Amy Grant will be appearing with Vince Gill at an intimate fundraiser event in the Okoboji region in July.

The concert will be hosted by Tom Bedell. Tickets will be priced in the same range as major political fundraisers. The event will be a fundraiser for the recreation trails system in Dickinson County.

If you want to know Amy Grant's story, all you really have to do is listen to her songs. From the first time she picked up a guitar as a teenager and sang for her school friends, to the albums she's recorded that have racked up multiplatinum awards, Amy's always found a musical way to share her life. And in the process, she's not only become an icon in Christian music (and could, in fact, be credited with launching the genre) but also one of the most celebrated artists in pop music today.

Music was always a part of Amy Grant's life. She can still recall the thrill of a cappella singing at her family's Church of Christ services and later, as a teenager, discovering a freer musical expression with the young people in her school and church. In fact, one of Grant's first performances was at a chapel service for her fellow students. The event was pivotal for Amy - it unveiled not only a musical talent, but a true gift of connecting with her peers. She has been performing for over 25 years.

In another fundraiser concent, B.J. Thomas will be appearing August 18 at the Lakes Art Center in Okoboji. Tickets are $25, and proceeds go to help the art center programs.