Jamie Grace’s continues to impact listeners with her latest song “Do Life Big” off her latest album Ready To Fly (January 28, 2014). “Do Life Big,” follows her hit tune “Beautiful Day,” which Jamie says is more than just a fun, catchy tune.
“It has a message saying that in spite of what we’re going through, every day is a good and an incredible gift because God made it,” she says. “In my young life I learned that every day can begin worshiping my creator.”
“The entire concept of Ready To Fly is being ready even when you don’t know what the Lord has planned for your future,” explains Jamie. “I realized I don’t have to have my whole life figured out to start my journey. This record is about being in the waiting with God, yet while you’re waiting being ready to move – ready to fly – when the timing is right.”
Jamie has come a long way since being “discovered” by tobyMac years ago- something she is still trying to wrap her head around. “I’m still having a hard time processing the response to ‘Hold Me,’ the song I started in my dorm room,” says Jamie. “The past few years have been absolutely incredible and I feel so blessed to have the privilege of sharing even more music.”
Originally from Atlanta, Georgia, Jamie released her first album One Song At A Time in September 2011, and followed that with the released a holiday record Christmas Together(October 16, 2012).
Jamie performs and speaks throughout the country, despite being diagnosed with Tourette Syndrome at the age of 11. “It took our lives for a spin,” she explains of the diagnosis. “I learned early on that Tourette’s is not life-threatening, but it is life-altering.”
The song “Hold Me,” actually first came to be as she was describing her “snuggie.” As she continued to describe her blanket and add words to the tune, she came to the realization that God’s love embraced her so much more than any physical commodity ever could.
“The greatest love I ever knew had nothing to do with a blanket with sleeves, but everything to do with a God that was holding me and would never let me go.”
Being a Grammy nominee and Best New Artist Dove Award winner, the singer has been catching the attention of many, and even appearing on ABC’s hit TV show “The View.”
In addition to gearing up for the release of her new album, Jamie can be found on the big screen in the film Grace Unplugged. Actress AJ Michalka- who plays the lead role in the film- sang Jamie’s praises after spending time with the singer on the set. “She is amazing. I absolutely adore her. She is so talented, she had never acted before and she did so well,” says AJ. “She was really, really comfortable and we actually became really close friends. It was very easy to work with her and it just felt really natural.”