Amy Grant at her country cabin

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With five children and two successful careers, Amy and Vince don't have much downtime. When they make time to unwind, both musicians retreat to the great outdoors.

Vince, an avid golfer, splurged on a golf green that's just a few steps from his front door. "It's kind of my little place to sneak off and hang out, and practice putting, chipping," he says. "I really don't need a yacht or a home in the Hamptons. I've got a little place to hit golf balls, and I'm a pretty happy camper."

Amy's never shared her secret hideaway with the public...until now! Cameras follow Amy to her farm in the country, where she says she goes to relax and write music. This spot is also special because it's where Amy and Vince said "I do."

Unlike some celebrities, Amy doesn't equip her country retreat with all the comforts of home. In fact, she says her cabin doesn't have cable, running water or bathrooms. If nature calls, Amy and her guests use the outhouse.

Over the years, she says she's written many songs in her country home. "If I'm looking for something really raw, somehow this cabin does it for me," she says. "I collect hymnals, and I find for me a great trigger is to go to just remember songs that I knew from the time I was a kid. ... I wait until I sing something that chokes me up."
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FROM: Amy Grant, Vince Gill, Rascal Flatts, Kenny Rogers: Home for the Holidays
Published on November 30, 2007

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