GRAMMY® nominee and Best New Artist Dove Award winner Jamie Grace launches her sophomore effort, Ready To Fly, to major critical praise today. The 22-year-old Georgia native’s career lifted off only a few short years ago after her discovery by TobyMac and her hit single “Hold Me (feat. TobyMac)” garnered GRAMMY® and Dove Award nods.
Jamie teamed up with producers Christopher Stevens (TobyMac), Chuck Butler (Royal Tailor), David Garcia (Britt Nicole) and Dave Wyatt (TobyMac’s DiverseCity Band) to piece together the 13-track album devoted to a more mature and yet sunny and effervescent place of life that she resides. The album is available today at Target, Family Christian, iTunes and Amazon:gotee.com/readytofly.
Jamie shares on Ready To Fly: “I have a deeper relationship with the Lord now, and I talk to Him about even more stuff than I did when I was younger. It’s cool to get to share a little bit more of my diary pages, but I am also excited because there are a lot of songs on this record still that are giddy and show my quirky personality.”
The exuberant and infectious charm of Jamie Grace has caught the eye of several media outlets who are already declaring their praise for Ready To Fly. Earlier this month, Jamie premiered the title track from her album, “Ready To Fly (Avery’s Song)” on USAToday.com. This Thursday, January 30 at 9:30 AM ET, Jamie Grace will appear on 700 Club Interactive’s show on ABC Family, performing tracks from the album and sharing more of her story. This mid-February, Jamie will also grace the cover of CCM Magazine.
Here’s a sampling of the praise Ready To Fly is garnering:
“Jamie Grace’s transparent storytelling, wrapped in genius songwriting and pop steady beats, woos you to get on board and ‘take flight’ as she delivers songs with inspiring insights on love, overcoming, self-acceptance and living a full life.” -CBN.com
“Ready To Fly is a self-portrait of sorts, impeccably highlighting just how much Jamie Grace has grown in the two and a half years since her debut, both as an artist (her vocals have grown notably stronger) and as a songwriter. While her lyrics still sound youthful and maybe even a tad girlish at times, it’s hard not to notice many of the more matured themes being touched on here, namely in songs like ‘The Waiting’ and ‘Fighter.'” -NewReleaseTuesday.com
“If you’re new to Jamie’s music, I assure you that your curiosity will not go unrewarded…Delving into the topics of worship, waiting, and a warrior-like stamina to fight through tough times, Jamie delivers her signature acoustic sound while bringing us some new flavors along the way.” -Christian Music Review
“Ready To Fly is one of my favorite albums of the year… Jamie has achieved a level as a recording artist and song writer at 22 that most never even come close to.” -Surrender Magazine
“Ready To Fly deals with life and relationship and how God fits into it all. There are some lovely moments on this album and after listening to this I couldn’t stop smiling. It’s the music, it’s so infectious.” -Louder Than The Music
“Highlighting the unique tone and texture to her voice and her beautiful heart, Jamie’s sophomore album hits all of the right notes. As we’ve come to expect from the young songstress, there is no comfortable little style box her music fits in. She combines elements of pop, country, R&B, and rock effortlessly.” -Music Times
“Grace is growing into the singer-songwriter she’s meant to be and the personal material on Ready To Fly is a true testament to that.” -The Front Row Report
Jamie’s lead single “Beautiful Day” has also shown its propensity to “fly,” skyrocketing to 100,000 units sold and holding the No. 1 spot on the Hot AC/CHR chart for two straight weeks soon after its release.
Jamie is currently thrilling audiences as a part of the ever popular “The Roadshow 2014” tour alongside the likes of Skillet, Third Day, Royal Tailor and more. To view her complete tour schedule, visit www.jamiegrace.com.