Laura Story, a contemporary Christian singersongwriter who has won several Dove Awards and a Grammy Award, will perform at the Smoky Mountain Center for the Performing Arts on Friday, May 8. Showtime is set for 7:30 p.m. and tickets are $18 each.
Story is a native of Spartanburg, S.C. Her music career began in 1996 when she met Shane Williams from the band Silers Bald. Williams asked Story to join the band and she became their bass player. After releasing four independent albums with Silers Bald, Story’s manager suggested she record a solo album. She left the band in 2002 and began working on her first album, “Indescribable.” It was released later that same year. The title track for this album was later recorded by Chris Tomlin, and Avalon. After that, Story released the albums “There Is Nothing,” “Great God Who Saves,” and the powerful record, “Blessings.”