Laura Story is a talented Christian singer-songwriter who has captured the hearts of many with her heartfelt lyrics and beautiful melodies. Born and raised in Spartanburg, South Carolina, Laura had a passion for music from a young age. She began playing the piano and singing in church, and it was there that she discovered her love for worship music. After graduating from Columbia International University with a degree in Bible and music, Laura took a job as a worship leader at Perimeter Church in Atlanta, Georgia. It was during this time that she started writing her own songs, drawing inspiration from her personal experiences and her deep faith in God. In 2008, Laura released her debut album, "Great God Who Saves." The album was well-received by critics and listeners alike, and it showcased Laura's talent as both a songwriter and a vocalist. One of the standout tracks on the album was the powerful and moving song, "Mighty to Save," which became a popular worship song in churches around the world. Laura's second album, "Blessings," was released in 2011 and quickly became a fan favorite. The title track, "Blessings," was inspired by a difficult time in Laura's life when her husband, Martin, was diagnosed with a brain tumor. The song is a poignant reminder that even in the midst of trials, God is still working and blessing us. "Blessings" went on to win the Grammy Award for Best Contemporary Christian Song, further solidifying Laura's place as a respected artist in the Christian music industry. In addition to her music career, Laura is also a talented author. She has published several books, including "When God Doesn't Fix It: Lessons You Never Wanted to Learn, Truths You Can't Live Without." In this book, Laura shares her personal journey of faith and the lessons she learned through her husband's illness. The book offers encouragement and hope to those who may be going through their own difficult seasons. Laura's latest album, "Open Hands," was released in 2017 and features collaborations with fellow Christian artists such as Mac Powell and Matt Maher. The album continues to showcase Laura's signature sound, combining heartfelt lyrics with beautiful melodies. Standout tracks include the title track, "Open Hands," and the powerful ballad, "Awake My Soul." In addition to her music and writing, Laura is also actively involved in various charitable organizations. She is a strong advocate for those with disabilities and serves as an ambassador for the international disability ministry, Joni and Friends. Laura's passion for helping others shines through in her music and her actions, making her a beloved figure in the Christian music community. Laura has been recognized for her talent and contributions to the industry with numerous awards and nominations. In addition to her Grammy win, she has also received Dove Awards for Song of the Year and Pop/Contemporary Song of the Year. Her music continues to resonate with listeners around the world, reminding them of the power of faith and the hope found in Christ. Whether she's singing on stage, writing books, or advocating for those in need, Laura Story is a true inspiration. Her music and message touch the hearts of many, offering comfort, encouragement, and a reminder of God's faithfulness. With her talent and passion, there's no doubt that Laura Story will continue to impact lives for years to come.
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