The Willis Clan // A Studio Conversation with Laura Story
Air Date October 23, 2014
Hour 1 - The Willis Clan
Straight from America’s Got Talent, it’s the Willis Clan. They’re a talented, amazing group of musicians—from the same family. Hear some live music from the Willis Clan in a rebroadcast on Thursday.
Hour 2 - A Studio Conversation with Laura Story
You’ve heard her song, “Blessings.” You’ve heard the heartcry of a young mom whose husband has struggled with a health problem. Join us for a pre-recorded conversation with Laura as she sits down at the piano, sings some songs and shares her heart.
The Willis Clan
Ranging in age from three to 22, The Willis Clan is a family act. Starting in traditional Irish music and dance, the 12 brothers and sisters have branched out into other music and dance genres, thrilling audiences across America and Ireland with their variety show. The kids are not just champion musicians and dancers, but songwriters, choreographers, athletes, artists, craftsmen and poets. This wide range of talent allows them to create unique shows of original material, a unique blend of the old and new. They have won championships in swing, ballroom and Irish dance, 12 state titles in wrestling and the world championships of Irish music. They are regulars on the Grand Ole Opry, play at fairs and festivals around the nation and recently were featured on Season 9 of
America's Got Talent
. Toby, Brenda and their children—Jessica, Jeremiah, Jennifer, Jeanette, Jackson, Jedi, Jasmine, Juliette, Jamie, Joy, Jaeger and Jada—live in Nashville, Tenn.
For more information about The Willis Clan, please visit their website.
GRAMMY® award winning artist, speaker, songwriter, author and worship leader Laura Story has a gift for penning songs that connect with people all around the world. Among her successes as a solo artist with her smash hits “Mighty To Save” and “Blessings,” Laura has also penned hit songs for other renowned artists, including Chris Tomlin’s “Indescribable.” Her solo artist music debut in 2008 with Great God Who Saves led to four Dove nominations and the award for “Inspirational Album of the Year.” In 2011, Laura released her sophomore project Blessings. The album and the emotionally powerful title was inspired by her real life trials and adversities, primarily her husband Martin's diagnosis of a brain tumor. The success of the single “Blessings,” which was certified RIAA Gold, includes the GRAMMY® Award for Best Contemporary Christian Song, the Billboard Music Award for Top Christian Song and the Dove Awards for Song of the Year, Pop/Contemporary Song of the Year, Pop/Contemporary Album of the Year and Songwriter of the Year. The song inspired Laura's first book, What If Your Blessings Come Through Raindrops? Her latest project, God Of Every Story, released in 2013 to much acclaim. Laura is the worship leader at Perimeter Church outside of Atlanta, Ga., and lives with her husband, Martin, and three children: daughter Josie and twin sons Benjamin Cary and Griffin James.
For more information about Laura, please visit her website.
Chris Fabry is the host
of Chris Fabry Live!, two hours of spiritual
encouragement from his backyard radio fence. The program challenges
listeners to think biblically about their spiritual journeys. Chris
is also the author of the Christy Award-winning novel
Dogwood, June Bug, ECPA Christian Book
Award-winner (Fiction) Almost Heaven, Not in
the Heart and Borders of the Heart. He and
his family live near Tucson, Ariz. To find out more, please visit Chris' website.