Christian music's pop princess extraordinaire is back with some new grooves! GRAMMY® nominated and GMA Dove award winner Jamie Grace, who burst onto the music scene in 2011, is back after taking a few years away from the spotlight and she's better than ever with the release of her third project, '91, named for the year she was born.
Sherri Shepherd (ABC's THE VIEW) called her 'the real deal' and her talent even caught the attention of mega-superstar Adele, during a concert stop last year. Grace had been contemplating whether to stop pursuing her music as a career - until that defining moment. "I guess you can thank Adele for '91," says Grace. "She had no idea, but that moment really made me give this another shot."
'91 explores the singer's life in great lyrical detail, from the intro track "Different," which explains how it feels to not fit in, to the song "Games," which speaks of the way people are your friends one moment and not the next. Of course, there's catchy sing-a-long poppy goodness on the record, with "The Happy Song" and "Party Like A Princess," and Grace delves into her position as a child of God in the song "Daughter of The King" and "Bella."
Drawing inspiration from artists she listened to growing up - Amy Grant, ZOEgirl, Superchic[k], Avalon, Jaci Velasquez, Cece Winans, Janet Paschal, Babbie Mason and so many more - Jamie has always sought to write real-life lyrics that resonates with her listeners and their lives. You can check out the inspiration behind '91 on Jamie's popular YouTube channel - she holds a YouTube Silver Medallion Play Button for 100,00 + subscribers - and on her Spotify playlist.
"I really wanted to take the listener on a journey through my life," says Grace. "This is absolutely my most personal record and the most personal lyrics I've ever written. My heart is literally on this record and I am ecstatic that it's out today!"
Teasing the project release with lyric videos, countdowns and sharing stories behind the songs has caused major excitement - fans have been waiting for new Jamie Grace music and the wait is over.
It's '91, today! Join in the celebration!
'91 is available at JamieGrace.com, iTunes, Amazon and other digital outlets.
ABOUT JAMIE GRACE:
JAMIE GRACE is a musician, speaker and actress from Atlanta, Georgia. Diagnosed with Tourette Syndrome at the age of 11 she lives life with a streak of resilience and dedication that is well beyond her years. She began acting and singing as a young child in school and church programs. A few years after her diagnosis of TS, OCD and ADHD she began pursuing music, acting and speaking as a career and a way to encourage other kids who may also have struggles in life. She has since founded ImAFighter.org and the Jamie Grace Foundation, both which advocate for children and families.
When Jamie Grace was 14, she created YouTube channels for her music which garnered the attention of record labels and producers. At the age of 17, Jamie Grace became a cast member on TBN's iShine KNECT and began touring with iShine LIVE with her self-produced Pop/Hip Hop CD. Her Youtube channel continued to open doors which included being signed a major record label and joining the national tour The Revolve Tour as a keynote speaker. As she grew as an artist, songwriter and guitarist, she developed the "Jamie Grace sound" heard in "Hold Me" and "Beautiful Day" and continued to tour and record albums. At 19 she was nominated for a Grammy Award, Billboard Award and multiple Dove Awards where she went home as the Dove Award's New Artist of the Year.
At just 25 years old, Jamie Grace has an impressive list of accolades - 4 #1 radio singles, a GMA Dove award for New Artist of the Year, a Grammy nomination and Billboard Music Award nomination - along with millions of views on her weekly Youtube videos and a "crazy but awesome" (as Jamie Grace explains it) tour schedule. She is also half of Harper Still, a country-influenced pop duo with her older sister and writing partner Morgan Harper Nichols.