The debut album by 19-year-old Jamie Grace shines with the glow of her peppy summertime grooves. Like a contemporary Christian version of Colbie Caillat, her lighthearted fare bathes itself in a sunny mix of pop, alt-folk, reggae, hip-hop, and even crossover country. One Song at a Time is a laid-back collection of perky truisms such as the number one radio hit "Hold Me," which features Grace's mentor tobyMac. Hailing from near Atlanta, Georgia, Grace was diagnosed with Tourette's syndrome at age 11. Her faithful songs paint a picture of innocence and joy, such as this proclamation from "God Girl":" "I'm a God girl/That's who I be/From the top of my head/To the soles of my feet." The album bounds along thanks to a bevy of big-time producers including Christopher Stevens (tobyMac, Carrie Underwood), Arch Nemesiz, and David Garcia (Mandisa, Group 1 Crew). Light and catchy, Grace delivers a record that is well paced and easy to digest.
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AllMusic Review by Jared Johnson