Jamie Grace's "One Song at a Time"
Nineteen-year-old Jamie Grace, a senior at local East Point University, had big dreams of becoming a gymnast as a young girl. However the possibility of this was cut short when she was diagnosed with Tourette’s syndrome at age 11. Shortly after she gave up gymnastics, her grandfather taught her how to play the drums and guitar, and she already loved to sing. Not long after she learned how to play these instruments, she began uploading videos of herself playing and singing onto YouTube.
After years of uploading songs and performing gigs at various coffee shops around town, she got her big break when Toby Mac — one of the Christian music industry’s most popular artists — discovered her on YouTube performing a medley of his songs. Shortly thereafter, he signed her to his record label, Gotee Records.
Grace’s debut album, “One Song At a Time,” was released on Sept. 20, 2011. The tracks show her bubbly and funny personality with songs like, “Hold Me,” a quirky tune that she originally wrote for her snuggie. After awhile, though, she decided that even more than her snuggie, God holds her.
On Nov. 20, Grace will perform live at the Atlanta Civic Center, playing for the National Youth Workers Convention.
For more information on Jamie Grace, visit jamiegrace.com.