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Musician Jamie Grace: Her Story of Triumph

You may not have heard of Jamie Grace yet, but you should know about her! Grace, 20, plays a six-string acoustic guitar and sings about Jesus. She is no average musician–despite being a Grammy nominee, she certainly hasn’t had a perfect life. This young and up-and-comer is a trooper and a victor!

Grace is famous for her pop-acoustic song “Hold Me,” a collaboration with famous Christian artist TobyMac. The song is rising in popularity!

Watch the video for “Hold Me”:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ISgr8SgCYbY

When Grace was 11, she was diagnosed with Tourette Syndrome, a condition that causes your body to have uncontrollable movements, or “tics.” The kids at school made fun of her and bullied her. Grace said it was very difficult, but now looking back, she knows what she went through made her the person she is today.

Watch this video from CNN about her:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oVpJOUO_7S0&feature=youtu.be

When Grace was little, her grandfather gave her a drum set and encouraged her to put her focus on something to help her TS. She said she found that music was therapeutic. This helped fuel her music and songwriting. Now, Grace has a No. 1 hit single. She even was nominated for 2011’s “Best contemporary Christian music song” for “Hold Me.”

Grace hopes to encourage listeners to believe that no matter what is going on, God loves them. At one point, she felt like God didn’t love her, but that was far from the truth.

I have always wanted to share God’s joy and love with young kids in the hopes it will inspire them,’ said Jamie Grace. ‘I feel blessed to do something like this at my age. It’s rare (theChristianPost.com).

PI Girls, do you ever feel like things aren’t going the way you’d hoped? Do you feel like God doesn’t care? Well He does! When you feel down, listen to Jamie Grace and remember to be thankful!

Image: myspace.com/jamiegraceh

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  1. Project Inspired

    Posted by Angela on April 17, 2012 at 17:11

    Wow this is so inspiring! I know how it feels to live with something in your life (I was diagnosed with Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis when i was 4), where you just say why did this happen to me? You feel so alone sometimes, like no one cares. I went through a time where I was so depressed, and I didnt feel that I was loved by God so its nice to know im not the only one out there!

    • Project Inspired

      Posted by megipup98 on May 3, 2015 at 21:23

      Same here! I was diagnosed with JRA when I was nine. (The same year I also developed asthma, but it’s gone now thankfully!) It’s hard to hurt. It’s even harder to struggle to accomplish simple tasks that the people around you do so effortlessly. But if it wasn’t for my JRA, then I wouldn’t have gone to Camp Boggy Creek. And it was there that I learned that God has a purpose for my pain. And he really used me to inspire others.
      BTW I love Jamie’s music, and as a novice songwriter, I’m inspired by her determination and dedication to her music and, most importantly to God. 🙂

  2. taytay

    Posted by taytay on April 17, 2012 at 15:05

    I love “Hold Me” it’s one of my favorites

  3. Project Inspired

    Posted by CynthiaSmilez247 on March 11, 2012 at 06:39

    I heard of “Hold ME” and its a great song! i always sing it. 🙂

  4. Project Inspired

    Posted by Paypay13 on February 26, 2012 at 11:56

    I just started listening to her. She’s amazing!! 🙂

  5. Project Inspired

    Posted by AnnaDon on February 23, 2012 at 16:07

    I’d never heard of her before, but I’m hooked now!

  6. Project Inspired

    Posted by GodsLittlessStar on February 23, 2012 at 11:28

    I Jamie Grace! I hope she makes more songs 🙂 Hold me is one of the songs I love most of all 😀

  7. Project Inspired

    Posted by haley_nicole_4_Christ on February 22, 2012 at 03:54

    I <3 Jamie Grace! Her colab with Anthem Lights was amazing! 😀

  8. Project Inspired

    Posted by etaa15 on February 22, 2012 at 03:32

    This is soo awesome! I’m going to have to share this with my brother because about five years ago he himself was diagnosed with Tourettes and recently he has been really struggling with it so this is great! Hopefully he will see that Tourettes can not keep him from achieving something:)

  9. Paris

    Posted by Paris on February 21, 2012 at 19:51

    Her music comes on GMC all the time! She is goregous and I love her.

  10. Project Inspired

    Posted by divegirl on February 21, 2012 at 18:50

    I love love love Jamie Grace! I had no idea that she had Tourettes! I love her song Hold Me!! 🙂 God Bless ya, JG!!

  11. grace_smith15

    Posted by grace_smith15 on February 21, 2012 at 18:01

    Wow, that is so inspirational! I hope she makes it big so she can share her story with more people. 🙂

  12. Project Inspired

    Posted by 88do on February 21, 2012 at 16:17

    “You may not have heard of Jamie Grace yet, but you should know about her!” Don’t hate on me, I love this website, but sometimes I feel like its trying too hard to push ideas onto us and is more like advertising who’s bad and who’s good. I’m not saying this site shouldn’t share opinions, but journalism is about presenting the facts and letting people reach their own conclusions.

    K thanks bye Christina Given 🙂

    • Project Inspired

      Posted by RachelMarie on February 26, 2012 at 21:09

      Whoa whoa. She never said you should like Jamie-Grace, just that you should know about her. How are you supposed to reach your own conclusions about someone if you don’t know about them. This IS journalism. She’s telling you about someone you may not have known before. Are you saying that they should stop showing us good, Godly role models?

      • Project Inspired

        Posted by RachelMarie on February 26, 2012 at 21:11

        And honestly, this website never claimed to be simply “journalism”. What it does claim to be is a Godly, inspirational place for girls to learn the truth. And so if that means showing us who’s “good” and who’s “bad” so be it.

  13. Project Inspired

    Posted by katlinsierra on February 21, 2012 at 14:52

    I LOVE HER SOOO MUCH!!!!! i bought her cd and she is amazing!!! Thanks for finally doing a story on her!!(:

  14. Project Inspired

    Posted by Acts2024 on February 21, 2012 at 13:54

    I read her article in Susie. LOVED IT!! 🙂 She is the PERFECT example of how God can take a problem you have and turn it into something beautiful! 🙂 🙂 🙂

  15. Project Inspired

    Posted by Sayywhat092 on February 21, 2012 at 12:37

    I LOVE Jamie Grace! My mom heard her song Hold Me on the radio one day last year and since then I’ve been hooked. I saw her in concert last year and she was amazing! She is such an encouragement and role model in my life! I also got her CD for my birthday! :DD

  16. garneraddy

    Posted by garneraddy on February 21, 2012 at 10:43

    I loooove Jamie Grace. I didn’t know she had TS though. Her music is so uplifting! My favorite song of hers is “God Girl”

  17. Emilee

    Posted by Emilee on February 21, 2012 at 10:29

    yes I think that Jamie Grace is a very inspiring songwriter given that she sings Christian music. Love her son “Hold Me” with Tobymac. Plus, she has a beautiful voice.