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Published On: Mon, Feb 27th, 2017

Laura Story’s new album ‘Open Hands’ arrives in stores on Friday

Open Hands (FAIR TRADE SERVICES), the awaited release from Laura Storywill be available on Mar. 3, 2017.  The GRAMMY® winner’s fifth full length album finds her continuing to deliver her notable reflection, vulnerability and personal honesty in 11 new tracks, including the lead single bearing the same name featuring fellow GRAMMY® winner Mac Powell of Third Day. Story also teamed up with Matt Maher and Matt Redman, penning a track found on Open Hands.

The track “Open Hands” has been sitting atop Billboard’s Soft AC Chart for three weeks while being heard on 50+ stations around the country, including WRBS/Baltimore, KTIS/Minneapolis, KSOS/Las Vegas, WONU/Chicago and WCSG/Grand Rapids.

Open Hands is something I’ve been learning on so many different levels,” shares Story. “The crazier life gets, the more this idea of ‘open hands’ became the theme that God was teaching me. Worship in its very core begins with surrender. That’s how we really show God that He’s worth it all.”

Amidst stops in Winston-Salem, Atlanta, Las Vegas, Los Angeles and more in support of Open Hands, Story will be performing at NRB Proclaim 2017 Closing Gala Dinner with renowned theologian Dr. RC Sproul and in Minneapolis where she will be leading worship at Set Apart Women’s Conference with best selling author Ann Voskamp. 
 
Open Hands will be available for pre-order a month before the release on Feb. 3 with listeners receiving “Open Hands” and “Death Was Arrested” instantly. For the latest information and tour dates, visit www.LauraStoryMusic.com.
 
Track Listing:

01 Death Was Arrested
02 Open Hands
03 You Came Running
04 Give You Faith
05 For The Love Of My King
06 Awake My Soul (1000 Tongues)
07 Whisper
08 Every Word You Breathe
09 Majesty
10 Extraordinary
11  Grace Abounds 
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 on Mar. 3, 2017. Laura is a worship leader at Perimeter Church outside of Atlanta, GA and lives with her husband Martin and three children.

Get Connected with Laura Story
Website // www.laurastorymusic.com

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