Pop and gospel singer Amy Grant says movie offers began rolling in after her 1991 music video "Baby, Baby" but acting never appealed to her until this year.
"The majority either were asking me to play a singer or a prairie woman," she said.
Then CBS Entertainment President Les Moonves asked her to portray a blind cellist in the TV movie "A Song From the Heart," which aired Sunday night.
The timing was good, she said, conceding that she felt "creatively flat-lined" after her recent divorce from singer Gary Chapman.
"I didn't have the energy to write. And at that time in life, it was good to get in a work setting and not play me," she said.