Jamie Grace is hard at work on a new CD project that Georgia-based Christian singer and Grammy nominee said takes her back to her roots.
“It’s so much fun to get back in the studio,” said Grace, 24. “On this new CD, I’m definitely going to pull from my roots a little more. I love Christian hip hop, I love gospel music and I also love Southern gospel music. I’m really excited to bring something from all of those.”
The new project will likely include a song or two with her older sister, Morgan. “We’re definitely each other’s biggest fan.”
The CD will include a song called “Bella,” which means beautiful in Italian.
Gracie said the song is an international tribute to beauty. She will sing it in Spanish, Swahili and other languages.The hardest part, she said, is writing in English and having to translate it into other languages.
On the new project, she’s also enlisted respected songwriters Otto Price and Matt Dally.
Grace’s 2012 debut single “Hold Me featuring Toby Mac” earned her a nomination at the 2012 Grammy awards where she was the youngest nominee. She was also nominated for a Billboard Award and for the Dove Awards, going home as the Dove Awards New Artist of the Year.
Her sophomore record, “Ready To Fly”, was released in 2014 with the debut single, “Beautiful Day”, made it to the Top 10 of both Contemporary Christian and Gospel radio charts .
Grace will perform a benefit concert at 7 p.m. this Saturday at Mount Pisgah United Methodist Church’s worship center, 2850 Old Alabama in Johns Creek. Proceeds from the concert will benefit the Haiti and Camp Lighthouse Mission teams.
“It’s just going to be me and my guitar,” said Grace. “There’s no big light show. Every few months, I just pop up (somewhere) with just my guitar. Here I am and here’s my heart. “
The performance means a lot to Grace because it will help the mission program. “My parents are pastors of a small church (Kingdom City Church) in Stone Mountain, so I’m really passionate about missions and loving people and really trying to make the world a better place.”
The work doesn’t stop there.
She and her family are working on developing a series or workshops and other events for people interested in the music industry.
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