TobyMac excited about new signing Jamie Grace

Gotee Records, the record label of Joey Elwood and TobyMac, have announced their latest signing 19-year-old singer-songwriter Jamie Grace.

Hailing from outside of Atlanta in Lithonia, Georgia, Jamie Grace is a 19-year-old-college student who in addition to crafting out her music career, is studying children’s ministry.

Despite being diagnosed with tourettes syndrome at the age of 11, Jamie Grace continues to inspire other people by travelling the country to share her story through music and speaking.

Most recently, she's made appearances on the Women of Faith's popular 'Revolve Tour' in the US and now her debut EP Hold Me will be out digitally on February 22, with plans for a full project release in the autumn.

“Every couple of years, I get a true desire to find an artist and dig in to try to help them develop songs, find the right producers and introduce them to the world at large,” explains multi-platinum selling recording artist TobyMac.

“Jamie Grace is a great fit for Gotee Records for a lot of reasons. She writes, sings and plays her own music. She has a style that can’t be put into a typical label box—a dash of reggae, a dash of folk, a dash of hip hop.

"I’ve said it a million times, ‘If we’re every going to be a shining city on a hill, we have to be diverse city.’ Jamie Grace is part of that diverse city. She’s such a natural, beautiful next step for our industry.”

The EP's debut single, “Hold Me”, features TobyMac and is being released to radio this week.

Additional tracks include a cover of the dcTalk song "Into Jesus”, a song titled "One Song At A Time" produced by Arch Nemesiz and featuring GabeReal of the DiverseCity Band and "Holding On,", a ballad that was written by Matt Hammitt of Sanctus Real, TobyMac, Cary Barlowe (co-writer on Lady Antebellum's No 1 song "American Honey") and Jamie Moore (producer of TobyMac's "City On Our Knees).

Jamie Grace will join the likes of Britt Nicole, Hawk Nelson, Group 1 Crew and others as a part of the spring 2011 “Revolve: Dream ON!” tour. The two-day weekend event for teen girls features both inspirational speaking and music.

To hear the debut single “Hold Me” as well as a special message about the discovering of Jamie Grace, visit www.youtube.com/watch?v=aLVo9OgBzmg

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