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Grammy Nominated Singer Reaches Out To Jackson Children

JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

In the days of celebrity bad behavior, one Grammy nominated,  Christian singer and actress is breaking the stereo-type and using the popularity of her music to bring a message to children and teens.

Twenty-two year old Jamie Grace spends much of her life on the road for tours and music festivals. The Atlanta based singer makes it a point to volunteer at children's hospitals or programs like Operation Shoestring in Jackson.

"Our parents took in a lot of kids as pastors until their parents got back on their feet," Grace told us. "We volunteered at children's shelters and homeless shelters from the ages of 5 and 6 years old, and we knew at an early age what we had was a privilege."

The Grammy nominated singer says her family had some tough financial times.

"I was home schooled so I was different," said Grace. "My mom shopped at the Goodwill and that's where we got our clothes from, and we wore cowboy boots before it was like a thing", said Grace.

When she was 11 Jamie Grace was diagnosed with tourette syndrome. She says that led to bullying and miserable pre-teen and teenage years; something she shares with the kids she works with.

"Its a tick disorder and so I didn't have control over my limbs and as you can tell sometimes my voice", Grace explained.

From parenting to abstinence until marriage, she writes songs with a message. She  says her music is her ministry.

"We're all gonna face something that might leave us feeling left out, or broken, confused but the thing is, no matter how big those things are, no matter how great those things are, the Creator of the beat of our heart is always gonna be much greater," added Grace.

Jamie Grace says she would probably be even more popular if she wore less clothes, or did videos that promote bad behavior, but she is not willing to compromise her faith for fame or more success in entertainment.

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