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Laura Story, Chris Tomlin land more Doves

Atlanta's Laura Story brought her two Dove Awards backstage. She's nominated for five. Photo credit: Raymond Hagans

Atlanta's Laura Story brought her two Dove Awards backstage. She's nominated for five. Photo credit: Raymond Hagans

Atlanta’s Laura Story is two-for-two.

Her song, “Blessings,” just won for Pop/Contemporary Recorded Song of the Year, a short while after her album of the same name won the Pop/Contemporary Album category.

While accepting her second award – she’s up for five and factored in a sixth – Story choked up while thanking her husband, Martin, “who allowed me to write [about] the journey.”

Backstage, wearing a simple black dress she said she bought yesterday, the singer, who is due with the couple’s first child in September, said she was honored to be in categories with “such amazing women,” some of them, such as Jamie Grace Harper and Francesca Battistelli, fellow Atlanta residents.

Story’s pal, Chris Tomlin, won his first Dove of the night — he’s up for three, but already lost one to Tenth Avenue North – for “And If Our God is For Us…” in the Praise and Worship Album of the Year category.

Also, a slew of Atlanta-area artists shared in the award for Special Event Album of the Year for “The Story.” Among the team behind the recording are Mark Hall and Megan Garrett from Casting Crowns, Lecrae, Chris Tomlin, Mac Powell from Third Day and Francesca Battistelli. Other artists involved in the project are Amy Grant, Brandon Heath, Michael W. Smith, Natalie Grant and Jeremy Camp.

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