Fifth LP, 'Open Hands,' slated for spring release
With notable hits such as "Mighty To Save" and "Blessings," Grammy-winning songstress Laura Story is releasing "Open Hands" to radio, along with iTunes, Amazon Music and Spotify. She paired with fellow Grammy winner Mac Powell of Third Day on the project.
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," Story said. "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," Powell said. "An amazing song with an amazing message!"
Story will continue to tour across the country through the rest of the year. For the latest tour information, click HERE.
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," Story 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, 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 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 28 consecutive weeks on the Christian charts.
Story's first book, "What If Your Blessings Come Through Raindrops?", released 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, hit stores last year.
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