“I record for a label that lets me work at a church instead of having to always be on tour. And I love how it all interconnects. This dynamic is what makes me a healthy person. I am blessed!”
When Laura Story penned her now-famous song “Blessings,” she could hardly have imagined the way it would affect people from across the globe; or the acclaim it would bring.
At last month’s GRAMMY® Awards, Story added yet another prize to her impressive collection as “Blessings” won the GRAMMY® for “Best Contemporary Christian Song.” Story’s co-nominees included multi- GRAMMY® award winners Chris Tomlin and TobyMac, formerly of dcTalk.
Prior to her GRAMMY® win, “Blessings” and the album of the same name had already received plenty of accolades. The album, released last year, received five Dove nominations and has remained a best seller. What’s more, the song has has been in regular rotation at Christian stations across the country, and reached number one on several charts.
Church Keeps Her Grounded
While enjoying the success of Blessings, Laura and Martin Story are rejoicing in another piece of good news: they are expecting their first child. “What an amazing season this has been!” says Story in a press release from her label, Fair Trade Services. “Martin and I have been so thankful to find out that we are expecting, and then this GRAMMY® surprise was the cherry on top!”
Story values family, and having a home church that helps her stay grounded. When she is not in the studio or on the road, she is at Perimeter Church (PCA), outside Atlanta, working with the worship team and women’s ministry. Story feels fortunate to be able to both serve in a church setting, and make music for a living. “I work at a church that lets me be a recording artist,” says Story on her website. “I record for a label that lets me work at a church instead of having to always be on tour. And I love how it all interconnects. This dynamic is what makes me a healthy person. I am blessed!”
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