Amy Grant, Nichole Nordeman, Michael W Smith on major new CD/DVD

A MULTI-ARTIST album '(Music Inspired By) The Story' is set for release on 27th September. Based on Zondervan's best-selling Bible, The Story, Randy Frazee's book The Heart Of The Story and Max Lucado's book God's Story Your Story, the new two-CD set and DVD contains 18 new songs written by GMA Dove Award-Winners Nichole Nordeman and Bernie Herms. The songs depict biblical characters and stories telling God's story from Creation to the Second Coming. In addition to writing all of the lyrics, Nordeman joined Amy Grant in the studio to tell Ruth and Naomi's story in the song "I'm With You," the project's first radio single. Other pairings include Matthew West and Leigh Nash on "Good" (Adam & Eve), Casting Crowns' Mark Hall and Megan Garrett covering "Who But You" (Abraham & Sarah), Michael W Smith and Darlene Zschech tackling "The Great Day", Dan Haseltine and Sanctus Real's Matt Hammitt as the disciples with the track "Empty" and Newsboys' Michael Tait, Group 1 Crew's Blanca Callahan and Lecrae telling the story of Joshua with "Bring Us Home". Bart Millard, Chris Tomlin, Mandisa, Steven Curtis Chapman, Francesca Battistelli, Brandon Heath, Peter Furler, Todd Smith, Mac Powell, Natalie Grant and Jeremy Camp are also featured on the project. CR

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