Amy Grant flashed a smile a country mile wide as she was inducted into the Music City Walk of Fame on April 27.

She was joined at the ceremony -- which took place at Nashville’s Walk of Fame Park -- by hundreds of fans as well as friends and family. Longtime friend and CAA agent John Huie and Bart Millard of MercyMe also gave a heartfelt introduction in advance of Grant’s induction.

Grant also gave a speech of her own. In a video filmed by the Tennessean, Grant says, “Really, all I want to say is we are all family. It takes a team to do anything and I think we’re going to get on the other side of this life and be so shocked and amazed at our connectedness, kind of like a stand of aspen trees. They look so beautiful at every time of year: in the winter with their white trunks, in the fall with their golden coin-shaped leaves, in the spring, their brilliant green. It looks like individual trees, but it’s one enormous roots system and I believe that as mankind, that’s what we are also.”

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The Christian crossover star, best known for her ’90s fame and six Grammy wins, received the honor for her significant contributions to Nashville and its musical heritage. Throughout her career, Grant landed six No. 1 songs, 10 Top 40 pop singles, 26 Dove Awards and sold over 30 million albums. Nashville philanthropist and businesswoman Martha R. Ingram was also inducted at the ceremony, being named “our guardian angel of the arts community” by Nashville Mayor Megan Barry.

Grant and Ingram join an impressive group of music icons with their inductions, including legends such as Kris Kristofferson and Dolly Parton as well as modern country stars such as Keith Urban and Trace Adkins. Grant’s husband, country music mainstay Vince Gill, has also been inducted into the Music City Walk of Fame.

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