Recording artist, actress and author Jamie Grace chatted with podcast hosts Alison Storm and Jim Mann about her new book. But they also covered other important topics including, what it’s like to be married to the Chick-fil-A cow. Jamie Grace’s new book, Finding Quiet: My Journey to Peace in an Anxious World, started out as a section of her personal journal. Jamie Grace says she shared a page of her journal with her sister, Morgan Harper Nichols, who encouraged her to develop it into a book. Jamie Grace has spent much of the last decade on stage and in front of the camera, but behind the scenes she has struggled with various forms of mental illness.
Who is Jamie Grace?
Recording artist Jamie Grace’s resume includes some amazing accomplishments—including author of the new book Finding Quiet: My Journey to Peace in an Anxious World. But long before the release of her new book, she found success as a singer, songwriter and actress. She’s been nominated for two Grammy’s, she won the Dove Award for New Artist of the Year, she’s had four #1 radio singles and a gold record. She has millions of social media followers and she’s had her face on a 7-Up cans! Adele once called her up on stage to sing with her. In 2018 she married a male model, fitness enthusiast, and former Chick-fil-A employee Aaron Collins. She also has the world’s most adorable toddler, Isabella, who turned one this summer.
Being Married to the Chick-fil-A Cow
Jamie Grace and her husband Aaron Collins had a relatively short courtship, but Jamie Grace says she found out early on that Aaron is very passionate about Chick-fil-A. As a former Chick-fil-A employee in his hometown of St. Louis, Missouri, Aaron shared about his experience working the drive thru during a lunch rush and what it was like to dress up as the Chick-fil-A cow on his YouTube channel.
A Georgia-native, Jamie Grace is also very passionate about Chick-fil-A. She and her sister, poet and artist Morgan Harper Nichols, have devoted entire episodes of their podcast to chatting about Chick-fil-A.
Balancing Motherhood with Isabella
In 2019, Jamie Grace became a mother with the birth of her daughter, Isabella. Isabella even has her own Instagram account with nearly 22,000 followers! Jamie Grace and Aaron love treating Isabella to Chick-fil-A. If you like Isabella’s Bandana Bib you can pick one up for your little nugget in our fan shop!
Jamie Grace’s New Book, Finding Quiet
“The challenges we face can be some of the building blocks that lead us to pursuing God in a way that we likely wouldn’t have if everything always worked out the way we want.” That’s some of the amazing wisdom you’ll find in the pages of Jamie Grace’s new book, Finding Quiet: My Journey to Peace in an Anxious World. Doctors diagnosed Jamie with anxiety at just 11 years old. She also has Tourette Syndrome, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD. In her book she is very open about her lifelong struggle with mental illness, and how that has impacted her ability to “find quiet.”
Listen now to the full interview with Jamie Grace to learn more about her experience with marriage, motherhood and her journey to peace in an anxious world: