Available Oct. 9
Story's book, "When God Doesn't Fix It: Lessons You Never Wanted to Learn; Truths You Can't Live Without," is available now
Grammy winner Laura Story is preparing to release her debut Christmas album, "God With Us," available Oct. 9.
A mix of old, familiar classics ("Angels We Have Heard On High") and ("O Come All Ye Faithful") along with brand new originals ("Just Another Christmas"), listeners can expect to hear full, intricate songs as a 120-voice choir and a 50-piece orchestra accompany Story on several tracks. Additional collaborations on "God With Us" include multiple Grammy Award winner Steven Curtis Chapman and Emmy Award winner Brandon Heath.
"Really excited to be releasing my first Christmas record," Story said. "This collection of songs celebrates the Word that became flesh and dwelt among us, not just 2,000 years ago, but here and now, walking with us through every joy and sorrow. Jesus is and forever will be 'God with us!' "
Story recently released her second book, "When God Doesn't Fix It: Lessons You Never Wanted to Learn; Truths You Can't Live Without" with Thomas Nelson, a part of HarperCollins Christian Publishing Inc. The book is currently at No. 10 on the CBA Retailers + Resources top 50 bestsellers list for October. To learn more or order the book, click here.
An artist, speaker, songwriter, author and worship leader, Story has a gift for penning songs that connect with people all around the world. Among her successes as a solo artist are smash hits "Mighty To Save" and "Blessings." Story also has penned hit songs for other renowned artists, including Chris Tomlin's "Indescribable." Her solo artist music debut in 2008, "Great God Who Saves," took four Dove nominations and the award for "Inspirational Album of the Year."
In 2011, Story 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 Story, peaking at No. 1 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 Story's first book, "What If Your Blessings Come Through Raindrops?", in 2012. Her latest project, "God Of Every Story," released in 2013 to much acclaim.
Story is a worship leader at Perimeter Church outside of Atlanta. She lives with Martin and three children.
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