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There are lots of people who assume that "Indescribable" was written by Chris Tomlin. How did he get a hold of it?Laura Story It's been a huge blessing. I was doing a demo with [producer] Ed Cash for a record label that wanted to sign me. Nothing happened with that, but the project stayed on his computer. Along comes Chris Tomlin a year later, recording with Ed [for his 2004 album Arriving] and they needed one more song. So Ed played ["Indescribable"] for him and with little time left in the studio, Chris decided to record it. They literally used the same track [as my demo], pitch-shifting it [to Chris' voice range]. That was the funniest thing. I knew they had recorded the song, but when I heard "Indescribable" on the radio, I realized that was me playing piano at the end of it from a year earlier. It was really neat to be a small part of that.What was it like for you, a locally based worship leader, to suddenly gain a national platform?Quick takes:
Favorite place you've traveled to? The Cotswolds, UK
Best meal you prepare? Bagel Bites
Pet peeve? Leaving the toilet seat up
Your most annoying habit? You'll have to ask my husband; he probably has a list.
What makes you laugh? "Your momma" jokes
Last good book you read? The Story of Christianity by Justo L. Gonzalez—it's long, but good!
Last good movie you saw? Leatherheads
Song you wish you had written? "River God" by Nichole Nordeman
Band/artist you're listening to the most right now? Jill Phillips
Favorite song to play live? "Indescribable."
Favorite worship leader? Paul Baloche
Worship song of the moment? "Your Name."
Age you became a Christian? 10
Your favorite Bible verse? Psalm 27:13
Last lesson God taught you? To prepare my heart and voice for Sunday morning worship by waking up earlier—and going to bed earlier Saturday night!