Grady Champion’s Unique Childhood
TMI asked Grady Champion what it’s been like to be the youngest of his father’s 28 children. Obviously the holidays were always interesting with a family that size!
GC: My oldest brother that’s living right now is 86 years old. I’m 42. My daddy was 71 when I was born, and my mom was 28. We didn’t all grow up in the same house because most of my siblings were older than my mom. I went up to New York this past Thanksgiving to visit my 84 year old brother. There’s a lot of knowledge that comes from having brothers that old, especially with my dad dying when I was only three months old. [But] Christmas is always great! My oldest brother would always help my momma out with that since my daddy had passed. It’s interesting because I didn’t realize he was my brother since he was so much older. It didn’t click with me until I grew up. But, it’s nice to have such a large family!
To read more about Grady Champion and his music, read the blues issue.