Posted on: October 19th, 2012 by Derek 15 Comments

Multi-platinum selling, GRAMMY® winning superstar Amy Grant will make an appearance on the brand-new and highly rated talk show, Katie, on Fri., Oct. 19. Katie is the No. 1 new talk show on television and is helmed and hosted by veteran TV personality Katie Couric.

Many know Grant her for her iconic 30-year career, but in recent years, she’s been caring for her father who is struggling with dementia. On this episode of Katie, she opens up about this intensely personal, challenging and rewarding experience, a situation 42 million other Americans are also in as they provide care for their aging loved ones. Plus, she will perform the world premiere of a new song she wrote, “How Mercy Looks From Here,” inspired by this experience. Viewers can check local listings via the station finder here:

Grant is wrapping her three-month weekend run with “Women of Faith” at the beginning of November, where she has headlined the tour also featuring Mandisa, Patsy Clairmont, Mark Lowry and others. Soon thereafter, she will embark on a holiday tour, including select dates featuring symphony-backed performances. In addition, Grant and husband Vince Gill will bring their popular “Twelve Days of Christmas” show to the Ryman stage for “Christmas at the Ryman” three nights this December. This marks the sixth year the couple—who celebrated their twelfth wedding anniversary this year—has performed the holiday special.

Currently at work on a new project, Grant will release her first studio album in three years in early 2013.

  • Wendy

    I was very moved by your interview with Katie Couric today. May God continue to Bless you and your father and the rest of your family.

  • Patti Kinch Trefethen

    The message of your parents was a beautiful one. I cared for my parents as well. Being an only child(twin sister died at birth) was difficult. I could not have done it without my husband. Both my parents have passed now. But not a day goes by I don’t think of them and laugh and cry as well. My heart goes to you and your family. You are a beautiful person. Thank you

  • Erin

    I was moved to tears today as I watched Amy on the Katie show. I lost my mother to Lewy Body dementia in 2011 as well, and I have 4 sisters, so her story hit close to home. Thank you for sharing your beautiful story, both the tears and laughter. Your new song is amazing.

  • Joyce Manning

    I am moved to tears also, Amy. I live near Nashville, also. I am experiencing dementia with my mother right now, just like you are going through with your dad. I just couldn’t stop crying. Listening to you helps comfort me, that someone else understands what I am going through. I love you and Vince. God Bless You.

  • Jenny Anderson

    I’m crying buckets watching Katie. Thank you for talking about your story. My Dad died 4 months ago of Lewy Body Dementia.

  • Carrie L. Geiger

    I have been a “fan” for your entire career and have found that our journey’s are quite the same. Thank you for sharing your story about your Father and feel your pain about your Mom. You have shared so much joy with the world through your music and I will continue to pray for you and your family.

  • Teri Kroner Jackson

    Thankyou for your story my step mother suffered for 20 years with alzheimers and she fought it to the end even though she wasn’t really here the last 5 years. It was heart breaking. But your song was just beautiful. Hope you will release it for itunes soon!

  • Sharon

    I am caring for my 91 yr old mother from afar with the help,of family. my father passed 3 years ago at the age of 93. I have no doubt this is the most important labor of love I will ever experience. it has made me a more patient and generous person and I carry their wisdom with me always. Godspeed on your journey………..

  • J. Mayeda

    You really touched my heart today on Katie. I, too, am caring for an elderly parent and what you said about having a sense of humor, and this being the last great lesson your parents will teach you was so meaningful and life-changing for me.
    Thank you.

  • Kristy

    you were so amazing on Katie Courics show yesterday..just watched my dvr of it and wow…just so honest and geniune! My grandmother had dementia and it is so hard to watch it happen. I am so sad that you’ve had it happen to both of your parents. But what amazing grace God has granted you and what phenomenal grace you are teaching the rest of the world. thank you-much love and prayers to you and your family

  • Cheri

    Amy, I really appreciate and thank you for your transparency and authenticity in talking about your parents, yourself, and your new music … it’s better than a hallelujah.

    My dad went through a time of dementia before his passing. He called me at work one day and said, “You need to talk to your Mother.” I said, “What did you do?” He replied, “Nothing this time. She’s been trying to kidnap me.” I told him that she was trying to help and that he needed to trust her. He said, “Ok.” So I agree whole-heartedly that it is absolutely imperative that we honor our parents and learn all we can as they are in the process of leaving this life. Thanks again.

  • snrmom

    What you talked about hit home because I have a grandma in a home because of Alzheimer’s. Thank for pouring your heart,

  • Lori La Bey

    Amy if you are ever interested on being on Alzheimer’s Speaks radio I’d love to have you on so you could tell our audience about your experience and the song you have written. You can reach me through
    Thanks for sharing your story on Katie!

  • Zoe Wheddon

    Amy I was so moved by your interview. Thank you for sharing, you always bless me and you so beautifully pinpoint what matters most. I was so moved by what your friend said to you, i keep remembering it. I pray for you often as you know. Lots of love comes to you from our family in the UK

  • Lisa

    Amy, I wanted to let you know that I truly appreciate all of the great Christmas recordings you have done throughout the years. Your music has always been by “staple” to the holidays for me and many of my most favorite times at Christmas have you singing in background. I would love to see you record a new CD of Christmas music – as only you can sing them. As sad as this time of year can be with the memories of lost loved ones, your music has warmed me. Thank you, Thank you, and may God bless you and your family.



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