Are you ready for some great praise and worship music? If so, you are going to love today’s giveaway! The lovely and talented Laura Story has just released her new CD, “Open Hands“, and I have received a copy to listen to & review, and another copy is being offered to use as a giveaway here on my blog to one of my fabulous readers. Aren’t we lucky?
As I was listening to this CD, I was taken back to the 80’s; “Open Hands” reminds me very much of one of my favorite artists from back then, Amy Grant. She has a very smooth voice, and her songs quickly reminded me of the way praise and worship used to be – sweet, calming, and restful to my soul. Now, I’m not putting down today’s praise and worship music, because I genuinely enjoy most of it, however, there is just something to be said about listening to music that soothes you sometimes.
Take a listen …
To enter this giveaway, simply leave a comment and let me know what genre of music you listen to the most. As always, make sure to use a valid email address, as that is how the winner will be contacted.
Now, a little more about the artist:
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. God Of Every Story released in 2013 to much acclaim, and her first ever Christmas project God With Us, released in October of 2015.
Laura recently released a new book and bible study curriculum When God Doesn’t Fix It; Lessons You Never Wanted to Learn, Truths You Can’t Live Without. She has a graduate degree from Covenant Theological Seminary and has served as a worship leader at Perimeter Church in Atlanta since 2005, but her greatest joy is being a wife to Martin and the mother to Ben, Griffin and Josie.
If you would like to see a sample of Laura’s devotional, you can access it here!
I would like to take a quick little minute here to say that I am so grateful for all the blessings in my life, and I am so happy that I am able to pass on the blessings to others. Even in the small things, we always need to remember that it is only because of God’s grace that these things are possible. I’m thankful to each and every one of you who reads my blog and encourages me, and I am beyond thankful for the love and mercy of our Father in Heaven.
Be blessed today, my friends!
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