Singer/Songwriter Recognized in “New Artist of the Year” and “Song of the Year” Categories Among Others
Nashville, Tenn...Feb. 22, 2012… Announced in a press conference earlier today at which she was a presenter, Gotee Records’ Jamie Grace has been honored with four GMA Dove Award nominations including nods in key categories such as “Song of the Year,” “New Artist of the Year,” “Pop/Contemporary Album of the Year” and “Pop/Contemporary Recorded Song of the Year.” The celebrated newcomer also performed at the awards’ press conference held in Atlanta. The 43rd Annual GMA Dove Awards will take place April 19 at the Fox Theater in Atlanta.
"We, at Gotee, are very excited for Jamie and the news of her Dove nominations," states president and co-founder, Joey Elwood. "It's always exciting to watch an artist grow and develop, but for us here at the label, it's been an amazing twelve months since we released her single, "Hold Me". I think Jamie has the all the makings of a very special artist because, more importantly, she's a very special young lady."
The critically acclaimed newcomer recently celebrated her first GRAMMY® nomination for her No. 1 hit single “Hold Me” featuring multiple-platinum selling artist tobyMac. The track raked in No. 1’s across the board with a No. 1 at Christian AC Monitored, Christian AC Mediabase, iTunes ® Christian & Gospel Songs, Billboard Christian Digital Tracks and Christian CHR. Adding to the acclaim, Jamie Grace is one of very few artists to have their debut single go No. 1 on both AC radio charts as well as score a No. 1 at CHR. One Song At A Time debuted on September 20. Aside from “Hold Me,” the 11 track album contains other notable songs “You Lead" (which is also a #1 at Christian CHR) "Holding On" (featured on VH1's Baseball Wives) and "Not Alone" (featured on VH1's Basketball Wives LA) done in a hybrid sound of acoustic pop, hip hop, folk, reggae and even country. The majority of the songs were produced by Christopher Stevens (tobyMac, Carrie Underwood) with additional tracks produced by Arch Nemesiz (production duo of GabeReal and Dave Wyatt of DiverseCity) and David Garcia (Mandisa, Group 1 Crew).
Coinciding with major press opportunities on the GRAMMY® red carpet with Access Hollywood, EXTRA and Grammy.com, The Associated Press and CNN both recently ran in depth profiles on Jamie Grace. The nominee will be teaming up with the national Revolve tour for dates throughout the rest of the year. Stay tuned to http://www.jamiegrace.com/ for the latest tour information.
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About Jamie Grace:
Hailing from outside of Atlanta in Lithonia, Georgia, GRAMMY ® nominee Jamie Grace is a 19-year-old-college student who aside from her career and touring as a singer-songwriter, is also studying children’s ministry. At age 11, Jamie Grace was diagnosed with Tourette Syndrome, and has since traveled the country sharing her story and faith through music and speaking. Upon signing Jamie Grace, multiple GRAMMY ® winner tobyMac remarked “I have not been this excited to work with an artist in a long, long time.” Though just releasing her first, full length record, Jamie Grace has been a part of the well-known Revolve tour, scored a No. 1 radio hit and a highly successful EP.
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