Singer-Songwriter Jamie Grace is Waiting Till MarriageMay 7th, 2013 by WTM.org Community
Contemporary Christian singer Jamie Grace has only been a professional musician since 2010, but she’s already released several albums and EPs, won the Dove Award for New Artist of the Year, and starred the movie Grace Unplugged. And she’s also waiting till marriage!
Quotes about waiting and dating…
From her YouTube video Boys, Boys, Boys…
If dating is something that can be done with intention, why spend your precious time doing it for no reason? Why not wait until it’s right and spend that time with someone who truly deserves yours? […] The time that we’ve been given is a gift: don’t waste it.
I believe I was created by the creator of love. I know that he knows my dreams, my hopes and my future. And I believe it’s my goal to live a life that is pleasing to him doing whatever it is he has in store while I am and I have waited for the love of my life. I believe that true love is the most beautiful thing in the world and I believe it’s worth waiting for and I really hope that you’ll give waiting a chance too.
In an interview with Sisterhood Magazine…
I’m definitely an old-fashioned girl. I want the door opened for me, and I believe in being pursued. In my song, ‘God’s Girl,’ I sing about everything happening in His timing. When He’s ready for me to take the step to begin dating, I’ll take it. Meanwhile, I’m going to concentrate on loving Jesus and sharing Him through music.
If I like a guy, I’m not one who is going to reach for his hand or give him a long hug. I’ve set boundaries and believe these are things that should be shared with someone I would be very serious with—not a casual dating relationship.
I don’t know if the first guy I date will end up being my husband, but I do know I’m not going to date anyone who isn’t husband material. If a guy isn’t working with me spiritually, doesn’t respect my parents and doesn’t respect his parents, then he’s not dating material because he’s not husband material.
Lyrics to her song God Girl…
And when my ears start hearin’ what people say
Hurry up, find love, cause time’s tickin’ away
Well, I’m not bein’ lazy, I’m just waiting for
Still waiting for the right boy
Cause I only want to listen to your voice
So I’ll be listenin’
Always listenin’ to you everyday
Interesting facts about Jamie…
- Her favorite Bible verse is Psalm 30:5 – “Weeping may endure for a night, but joy comes in the morning.”
- She plays the drums, guitar, piano, bass guitar, ukulele and banjo.
- TobyMac signed Jamie Grace after tracking her clever YouTube videos for more than three years. He first got in touch with Jamie by tweeting her!
- Jamie admits to having insomnia.
- Jamie has Tourette Syndrome. Her tics manifest as squeezing her eyes closed, clenching her fingers and toes, and bending her arms and legs rapidly.
Born: November 25, 1991 to James and Mona Harper who are both pastors.
Childhood: Her parents move to Georgia when she is very young to start a church. She is raised in metropolitan Atlanta, where she still lives today.
Age 7: Begins learning to play the guitar.
Age 8: Starts manifesting symptoms of Tourette syndrome in the form of tics—involuntary movements and sounds—and an obsession to repeat certain behaviors and phrases.
Age 11: Diagnosed with Tourette syndrome. She has spoken about this condition in various American states through her music and speaking.
Age 13: Rekindles relationship with God. She said that she had never turned her back on God but at this age, she had a renewed relationship with the Creator. Starts pursuing a career in singing by putting up videos on Youtube. Singing will eventually help her cope with her condition.
Age 14: Her parents give her a drum kit and she starts teaching herself to play. At this age she also begins acting by making her own films.
Age 15: Starts sharing her story in GraceTalk, a monthly mentoring group for young girls. Starts filmmaking company Eye 4 See Productions in her senior year of high school.
Age 16: Graduates from high school.
Age 18- 19: TobyMac discovers her in Youtube and signs her to his label Gotee Records. Before signing her to his label, TobyMac has tracked her clever YouTube videos for more than three years.
Age 19: Releases her debut EP, Hold Me. It will eventually become one of the most added singles to Christian Hit Radio stations. Releases her debut album One Song at a Time in stores. Jesus Freak Hideout announces that Hold Me is in No. 1 spot at CHR
Age 20: Releases second EP, Christmas Together. Graduates from college with a bachelor’s degree in Child & Youth Development from Point University. She wins the 2012 Dove Award for New Artist of the Year. Grace Unplugged, a movie starring Jamie, is due to be released later this year.
- Wikipedia: Jamie Grace
- Jamie Grace on IMDB
- Grace Unplugged movie on IMDB
- Jamie Grace’s interview with Sisterhood Magazine
- Jamie Grace’s interview with Christianity Today
- NewReleaseTuesday.com profile on Jamie Grace
- CBN.com guest bio about Jamie Grace
- Jesusfreakhideout.com news report
- Lyricsmode: Lyrics to Jamie Grace’s songs