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Vince Gill and Amy Grant Open Up

Country music's favorite couple talks about love and life

For AARP The Magazine’s cover, renowned celebrity photographer Jim Wright proposed shooting country music’s favorite couple, Vince Gill and Amy Grant, at Tootsie’s Orchid Lounge in Nashville. The gritty honky-tonk on Lower Broadway in downtown Music City dates back to the 1950s, when big-name performers like Jim Reeves and Faron Young would trek across the alley from the Mother Church of Country Music — Ryman Auditorium, then home of the Grand Ole Opry — between sets for a cold one at Tootsie’s. There, aspiring songwriters such as Willie Nelson and Kris Kristofferson would pitch them the tunes they’d written on tabletops and bar napkins. … Back to Article

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