Country Throwback: Vince Gill, Amy Grant Sing ‘Tennessee Christmas’ in 1993

by Atlanta Northcutt

Amy Grant and Vince Gill come together to perform the perfect country Christmas duet “Tennessee Christmas” each year. The song has become a tradition to many.

Vince Gill and Amy Grant performing “Tennessee Christmas” in Tulsa in 1993.

Amy Grant and Vince Gill’s Annual Christmas Show

It’s been nearly 40 years since Amy recorded her version of the holiday classic “Tennessee Christmas.”

Vince Gill and Amy Grant have continuously taken over the Ryman Auditorium during this time of year to perform their annual Christmas show.

The setlist typically includes holiday favorites, such as “Let It Snow,” “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas,” “O Holy Night” and “O Come All Ye Faithful.”

And of course, “Tennessee Christmas” is always performed by the duo.

Due to the pandemic the annual Christmas show held at the Ryman Auditorium is cancelled.

2021 Dates Announced to Hear “Tennessee Christmas”

However, don’t fear! The dates of the 12-day Christmas show for 2021 has already been released.

“None of us could have ever predicted a year like this one. The holidays are going to look a lot different because of it. While Vince and I are disappointed we can’t be with you all this year, we are thrilled to be able to return to Ryman Auditorium for the holidays in 2021,” says Grant. “It is such a special time of year for us and our family. These shows have become a holiday tradition for us!”

Grant and Gill

Grant mainly focuses on writing Christian and Christmas songs. Vince has played classic country music throughout his career but joins Amy in performing duets of her holiday songs.

The two have been married since 2000, but they’ve been performing together since 1993.

“When Vince and I do these Christmas shows, we have a chance to be reminded of how we really fell in love with each other. It was by doing these shows,” she says. “Anytime you see someone that you care for doing something that they do well or are passionate about doing, it reminds you of how much you care about them.”