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Laura Story's Smash Hit "Blessings" Certified Gold




Pictured (L-R): Dan Michaels, Fair Trade Services' SVP of Marketing; Laura Story;
Creative Trust's Nicole Owens; Jeff Moseley, Fair Trade Services' President


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NEWS SOURCE: The M Collective
March 13, 2013

Nashville, Tenn. (March 13, 2013) -- Since the release of her much-heralded sophomore album, Blessings, multi-award winning songstress Laura Story's massive No. 1 hit single of the same name has been certified by the R.I.A.A. as Digital Gold. The Fair Trade Services recording artist has enjoyed quite a season of success since the April 2011 release of Blessings. At the 2012 Billboard Music Awards, she garnered the trophy for Top Christian Song, on the heels of her GRAMMY® Win for Best Contemporary Christian Song as well as Dove Awards for Song of the Year, Pop/Contemporary Song of the Year, Pop/Contemporary Album of the Year and Songwriter of the Year.

"Martin and I are both humbled and so grateful to God for this and pray that any attention the song 'Blessings' receives will be used by God to bring hope to others who are walking hard roads," says Story. "Many thanks to all who are celebrating with us, especially to those who helped give this song a platform to minister. May God's faithfulness be seen in this above all things."

Currently, Story is on the road as one third of "The 3 in 1 Tour," pairing some of today's most popular and acclaimed recording artists-Story, Mandisa and Brandon Heath. Seven of the first 10 shows have sold out since commencing in Florida on February 21, and the tour features the three very unique hitmakers collaborating to bring their celebrated sounds into one highly anticipated live experience. The national tour is a 23-city trek, visiting markets including Orlando, Pittsburgh, Cincinnati, Houston and St. Louis, and will wrap on April 14. International relief and development organization Food for the Hungry has partnered with "The 3 in 1 Tour" to bring awareness to its efforts alongside Story, Heath and Mandisa. Concertgoers should expect a night where the artists will collaborate on each other's songs and an experience full of fan favorites. For additional information, please visit www.laurastorymusic.com/tour.

Story is presently at work on a new studio album, set for release this fall. And fans will be able to see Laura perform the new tracks live this fall on a nationwide 35-city tour with Steven Curtis Chapman.

About Laura Story
Laura Story, a talented worship leader and songwriter known for penning hit songs such as "Indescribable" made famous by Chris Tomlin and the smash inspirational hit "Blessings," made her music debut in 2008 with her first release Great God Who Saves (Fair Trade Services). Great God Who Saves garnered her four Dove nominations in 2009, at which she took home her first award for "Inspirational Album of the Year." In 2011, she also nabbed another nomination for "Female Vocalist of the Year." Her hit single "Mighty To Save" earned a No. 1 Soft AC/Inspo and Top 10 AC hit at Christian radio. Also in 2011, Story revealed 12 new inspirational tracks on her sophomore release titled Blessings. Story teamed up with producer Nathan Nockels (Passion, Philips, Craig & Dean, Point of Grace) and delivered a worship project that exudes constant threads of pop energy and singer-songwriter warmth. The title track quickly became a fan favorite, radio smash and multi-award winner upon release of the album. It topped the iTunes® Christian/Gospel Top Songs chart and held the No. 1 spot for 28 consecutive weeks, the album held the No. 1 spot for three consecutive weeks on Billboard's Contemporary Christian Overall chart, digital single sales for "Blessings" reached Gold status, the track held the No. 1 spot at Christian AC, Inspo and the National Audience radio charts for multiple weeks, and Story took home the GRAMMY® Award for Best Contemporary Christian Song, the Billboard Music Award for Top Christian Song as well as Dove Awards for Song of the Year, Pop/Contemporary Song of the Year, Pop/Contemporary Album of the Year and Songwriter of the Year. Her first book, What If Your Blessings Come Through Raindrops?, released in 2012 and was inspired by her Grammy and Dove Award-winning hit song, "Blessings." Story will release a new studio album in 2013. For more information on Story, please visit www.laurastorymusic.com.

[Connect with Laura Story]
Website // www.laurastorymusic.com
Facebook // www.facebook.com/laurastory
Twitter // www.twitter.com/LauraStoryMusic

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