Jamie Grace is a 21-year-old singer/songwriter from Atlanta, Georgia. Jamie’s sophomore album hits all of the right notes. As we’ve come to expect from the young songstress, there is no comfortable little style box her music fits in. She combines elements of pop, country, R&B, and rock effortlessly.
The title track, “Ready to Fly (Avery’s Song)” is a slower song with a tuba driving the back-beat. Yes, you read that correctly – a tuba! Jamie wrote the song the night before she turned 18 when it hit her that she didn’t have to have her whole life figured out yet – she just had to be ready to fly in whatever direction God pointed her in. For whatever reason, the full cut wasn’t included on her debut release, One Song at a Time. A 1:05 minute prelude gave a hint but that was it. A year later, it became apparent that it was all about God’s timing. In October of 2012, an 11-year-old girl from Wisconsin named Avery McCarthy was killed in a car wreck. She was a Jamie Grace fan and the morning of her death, when her mom had been driving her to school, she had been singing along with “God’s Girl.” The last thing Avery said to her mom was, “You know, I really am a God girl.” At her funeral, “Ready to Fly” was played to help her family and friends celebrate her flying home to Heaven.
In an interview with USA Today, Grace said, “Though we never met, Avery taught me so much. God used Avery’s life to remind that we don’t know when God is going to call us home or open or close a door in our lives. As the title track and concept of the record, it is about being in the waiting with God, yet while you’re waiting being ready to move — ready to fly — when the timing is right.”
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