Gotta add my 2 cents on the grandma Mary convo. A while ago the original producer/songwriter who was looking to work (make money off of) on Amy’s big ‘ol Nashville debut came out swinging against her, her mother and especially Grandma Mary.
I think he said something to the effect of Grandma Mary telling him off because he shouldn’t be asking for as much money because they were doing god’s work or some kinda weird like that. Like using their religion as an excuse for free work.
Also remember she owned the yogurt shop that Michelle worked in when she “met” Jim Bob. Mmm hmm. Likely (and this is ‘totally’ a guess) he told his mother he was drooling over Michelle and she was offered a job so he get to know her and end up well, brainwashing her.
What I’m getting at is she maybe has way more influence than we realize in that family.
Also i feel like we just scratched the surface regarding Michelle’s past. Like maybe Jim Bob was the least threatening man ever to come along in her life at that point or something.
– Thanks for the submission! I do remember something about that Amy story now that you mention it…(Mary)