Singer/songwriter Laura Story's latest song, "I Can Just Be Me," off her album God Of Every Story (September 30, 2013), is a candid reflection of a powerful discovery in her own life. "It's about me coming to the realization that the majority of problems in my life, are from me playing a role that I was never intended to play," she explains. "It was me, honestly, trying to be God in so many situations in my life. And then realizing how freeing it is just sit back and let God be the one that writes the story."
Her album, God Of Every Story, is full of inspiring tunes, encouraging listeners and telling stories through her music. "God Of Every Story,
is a collection of songs about where God's love and grace intersect
with our real life situations," Laura says. "It’s about God working
all things together for good and love always winning. It’s a celebration
of God's faithfulness, even when we don't always understand His plan
this side of heaven."
After years of being a bass player for the band Silers Bald, Laura perused a solo career and released her first album Indescribable. The title track for the record was later recorded by Chris Tomlin- and is now sung in churches across the nation. From there, Laura released the albums There Is Nothing, Great God Who Saves- featuring the song "Mighty To Save"- and the powerful record Blessings.
After almost losing her husband to a brain tumor in 2006, Laura Story’s song “Blessings” was written as a reminder that God remains faithful even when things don’t turn out the way we expect them to.
“Life is filled with things you don’t expect, but the Bible tells us to respond by trusting God and continuing to worship Him,” she says. “God has grown us up, deepened our faith, our awareness of our great need for Him as a savior, daily. We knew it before, but we didn’t see it.”
The song ended up earning her a Grammy for Best Contemporary Christian Music Song in 2012 and in addition to touching millions of lives musically, Laura went on to write a 30-day devotional book based on the song.
Besides making music and writing books, Laura works at her church, Perimeter Church, in Atlanta, Georgia doing music and women’s ministry. The singer and her husband Martin, welcomed their first child named Josephine Grace Elvington on September 14, 2012.
Laura is currently on The Glorious Unfolding Tour. with Steven Curtis Chapman, and Jason Gray, in select cities across the U.S. She was also nominated for two K-LOVE fan awards this year- "Female Artist of the Year," and "Breakthrough Artist of the Year."
Steven Curtis Chapman