Single tops Soft AC on Billboard Chart for seven weeks
Nashville, Tenn. (Mar. 3, 2017) - On the heels of "Open Hands" sitting atop Billboard’s Soft AC Chart for seven weeks, GRAMMY® winner Laura Story's fifth album, Open Hands (FAIR TRADE SERVICES), is available now. A fresh collection of originals, Open Hands blends Story’s signature congregational worship music with intimate moments. In addition to collaborating with fellow GRAMMY® winner Mac Powell of Third Day for the chart-topping title track, Story also teamed up with Matt Maher and Matt Redman, penning a track found on Open Hands.
“I wanted to make an album so that each song I write would be just that seed of hope or that lifeline that someone listens to during that tough moment and thinks, ‘I’m going to choose to trust God, even during this,’” Story shares. “I pray that God would speak through me in the midst of the music.”
Resonating with the new 11 track LP, read what critics have to say about Open Hands:
"The first-fruits of Laura Story’s newest album, Open Hands, has already made significant waves with the early release of the title track that features Third Day front man Mac Powell. The rest of Story's latest matches that single’s impactful message and vision with songs that remind us of God’s grace and glory in all facets of life, both up and down." - CCM
"On March 3, Laura Story is back with what I like to call her album of albums... Open Hands is a collection of worship anthems sprinkled with soft, soothing ballads of praise." - New Release Today
"... her latest accomplishment raises the bar even higher by exploring the challenges and rewards of giving life’s ups and downs over to God." - Simple Grace
Last night, Story performed at NRB Proclaim 2017's Closing Gala Dinner alongside renowned theologian Dr. RC Sproul. Story will be in Minneapolis today where she will be leading worship at Set Apart Women’s Conference with best selling author Ann Voskamp. Throughout the spring, Story will be performing across the country in New York, Virginia, Florida, Alabama and more. For her latest tour schedule, visit laurastorymusic.com/tour/.
Open Hands is available at iTunes, Amazon Music and Spotify.
About Laura Story
GRAMMY® award winning artist, speaker, songwriter, author and worship leader Laura Story has a gift for penning songs that connect with people all around the world. Among her successes as a solo artist with her smash hits “Mighty To Save” and “Blessings,” Laura has also penned hit songs for other renowned artists including Chris Tomlin’s “Indescribable.” Her solo artist music debut in 2008 with Great God Who Saves led to four Dove nominations and the award for “Inspirational Album of the Year.” In 2011, Laura released her sophomore project Blessings. The album and the emotionally powerful title was inspired by her real life trials and adversities, primarily her husband Martin's diagnosis of a brain tumor. The album resonated with a huge audience and led to whirlwind career highlights for Laura, peaking at the No. 1 album spot for three consecutive weeks on Billboard’s Contemporary Christian Overall chart, topping the iTunes® Christian/Gospel Top Songs chart and holding the No. 1 spot for an impressive 28 consecutive weeks on the Christian charts. The success of the single “Blessings,” which was certified RIAA Gold, includes the GRAMMY® Award for Best Contemporary Christian Song, the Billboard Music Award for Top Christian Song and the Dove Awards for Song of the Year, Pop/Contemporary Song of the Year, Pop/Contemporary Album of the Year and Songwriter of the Year. The song inspired Laura's first book, “What If Your Blessings Come Through Raindrops?” in 2012. A follow-up book, "When God Doesn't Fix It, Lessons You Never Wanted to Learn; Truths You Can't Live Without" and companion bible study DVD and study guide, released last year. God Of Every Story released in 2013 to much acclaim, and her first ever Christmas project God With Us, debuted in October 2015. Open Hands is available now. Laura is a worship leader at Perimeter Church outside of Atlanta, GA and lives with her husband Martin and three children.
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