Laura Hackett Park's "Love Will Have Its Day" Is Met with Great Success

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Dove-nominated singer/songwriter and accomplished worship leader Laura Hackett Park has just released her second album, Love Will Have Its Day, Oct. 21 from Forerunner Music. The recording spent time at No. 1 as the best-selling Christian/Gospel album at iTunes® during release week and wrapped up the week as the second bestselling SoundScan Christian/Gospel Digital Album (LeCrae was No. 1). The recording also lands in the Top 10 on the UK's Official Christian & Gospel Albums Chart at No. 8 this week as reported by the Official Charts Company.

"We are both humbled and encouraged by the positive outpouring of support for Laura and her latest musical offering, Love Will Have Its Day," said Forerunner Music President Nick Syrett. "We have had the privilege of watching Laura develop not only as a musician, but as a worship leader-and the opportunity to surround and involve Laura with a team of amazingly talented and experienced industry folks, like producers Brown Bannister and Ben Shive, has resulted in a project that has truly been blessed from the start."

Produced by legendary, multiple GRAMMY and Dove Award-winning producer Brown Bannister in collaboration with noted producer/songwriter Ben Shive (Brandon Heath, Bebo Norman, JJ Heller, Andrew Peterson), the full, 12-track album is armed with strong, thematic songwriting and emotional vocals that finds Laura exploring a much broader range of music than ever before, using a full musical palette to convey the truth of its theme: if we can walk through this life anchored in Christ, then in every situation we know that love will have the final word, and we live with hope.

Speaking with Hallels, Park talks about how she got connected with her producers:  "It was such a huge privilege to work with Brown Bannister and Ben Shive! I was just pinching myself the whole time and really enjoying how much they threw themselves into this album with me! It is really a cool story how I got connected to them: I was on a ministry trip at a Youth With A Mission (YWAM) base in Kona, HI and I was leading worship one night with a lot of young missionaries. I had no idea, but Brown was there with his daughter who was working at that base at the time. He heard me play and loved it. Well, fast forward about 6 months, I was talking with my label, Forerunner Music, about doing another album, and we were talking about my favorite albums to try and find the right producer. I love the Sara Groves album, Add To The Beauty, and we discovered it was Brown Bannister. I didn't think we had a chance, but when they contacted him, he actually knew who I was from Kona, HI! And he not only knew me, but was happy to work with me. I was thanking God for sure...Brown then brought Ben Shive in to co-produce and the three of us got working. I spent six months going back and forth between Nashville and Kansas City. I would lead worship on the week days at IHOPKC and then fly to Nashville on the weekends to work on the album."

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