Jamie Grace, a singer, songwriter, rapper, multi-instrumentalist (guitar, piano, ukulele, drums), and sometimes actress, was born November 25, 1991. While she always had an affinity for music as she was growing up, she turned to it in earnest when she was diagnosed with Tourette’s syndrome in 2003 at age 11.
Jamie began posting versions of her doing cover songs and originals on YouTube. She was discovered there by TobyMac, who signed her to his Gotee record label in 2009 when she was 19 years old. A debut single and EP, both entitled Hold Me, appeared early in 2011, and a full-length album, One Song at a Time, arrived later that same year. 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. She is also half of Harper Still, a country-influenced pop duo with her older sister and writing partner Morgan Harper Nichols. In 2016 she became independent again after leaving Gotee records.