Fifth LP, Open Hands, slated for spring release
Nashville, Tenn. (Sept. 3o, 2016) – With notable hits like “Mighty To Save” and “Blessings,” GRAMMY® winning songstress Laura Story is releasing “Open Hands” featuring fellow GRAMMY® winner Mac Powell of Third Day to radio along with iTunes, Amazon Music and Spotify. The song will be found on her fifth album of the same name releasing in Spring 2017. The worship leader and author penned the latest worship-focused song with her notable reflection, vulnerability and personal honesty.
“The more I grow as a worship leader, the more I am learning that worship isn’t just the words I sing, but the very posture of my heart,” shares Story. “True worship is more than adoration; it’s coming before a faithful, trustworthy Father with open hands. It’s saying, ‘God, I want to surrender my life to You. I want You to take it all. Whatever comes, let me not respond with clenched fists as if I know best. With open hands, my life is Yours. The joy. The sorrow. The most broken things. I surrender to You. This is my act of worship.'”
“Laura Story is one of my favorite people in all of Christian music – so it is such an honor to be able to sing on ‘Open Hands’ with her,” shares Powell. “An amazing song with an amazing message!”
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 will debut in Spring 2017. Laura is a worship leader at Perimeter Church outside of Atlanta, GA and lives with her husband Martin and three children.