Latest Release Attains No.2 Spot on Overall Soundscan Chart
(Nashville, Tenn) April 21, 2011--INO Records’ Laura Story released her sophomore album Blessings last week and the 10-track worship album made a strong debuted selling over 6,000 units and landing at No. 2 on Soundscan’s Overall Chart, No. 4 on iTunes® Christian Albums Chart.
The title-track single is continuing to hold the No. 1 spot on iTunes ® Christian Singles Chart for five consecutive weeks and also recently hit No.1 on the Overall Christian/Gospel Digital Tracks Soundscan Chart. “Blessings” has also been making a huge impact at radio. So far, over 80 Billboard Christian format reporting stations have added the single and music directors are saying they haven’t seen a song with this kind of connection in years:
" 'I Can Only Imagine', 'How He Loves' and now 'Blessings' - it's one of those songs that unexpectedly touches listeners in their deepest need," says Wally Dekker from WBFJ-FM in Greensboro. "Laura Story's simple delivery of such a poignant message provides instant connection. If you want a song that elicits response, please consider. If you want a song that will touch hearts for eternity, it's a must add."
In addition to having a top selling record and single, the critically acclaimed worship leader celebrated her third nomination for “Female Vocalist of the Year” for the 42nd Annual Dove Awards last night. For the first time, Story took the stage and performed alongside other “Female Vocalist” nominees in a tribute to music legend Sandi Patty. Fans can tune in to watch the special performance on the 42nd Annual Dove Awards, on gmc Sunday, April 24 at 7pm EST.
For more information on Laura Story, please visit www.laurastorymusic.com.
About Laura Story:
Laura Story, a talented worship leader and songwriter known for penning hit worship songs such as “Indescribable” made famous by Chris Tomlin, made her music debut in 2008 with her first release Great God Who Saves (INO Records). 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.” This year, she is 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 as well, and now, on April 12, Story will reveal twelve new inspirational tracks on her sophomore release titled Blessings. Story teamed up with producer Nathan Nockels (Passion. Philips, Craig & Dean, Point of Grace) to deliver a worship project that exudes constant threads of pop energy and singer/songwriter warmth. For more information on Story, please go to www.laurastorymusic.com.
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