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More than a Story, features 14 songs; some unexpected, fun, twists on old classics, some epic, beautiful songs, some simple, sweet ones and a few originals too. Having set out to record a “simple” acoustic CD all about Jesus with her Colorado Springs guitarist Tim Collins, Stephanie says she was soon swept up into a creative vision bigger than herself and the limits she had set. It's still all about Jesus, but with added offerings by some of the highest caliber Nashville musicians her “simple” CD now boasts string sections on several cuts, and some really beautiful arrangements.
”More than a Story” was inspired after Stephanie's very first juvenile detention center Christmas tour several years ago. She found that the vast majority of the young people in attendance had never even heard most of these classic, impactful, Christian carols.
“I would do a concert sharing with 50 kids and when I enthusiastically asked, “Who has heard this song before – it is one of my all time favorite carols?” Only 3 to 5 hands would go up (referencing songs such as Oh Holy Night or Oh Little Town of Bethlehem). It was so shocking to me and my CO guitarist, Tim Collins. Also, I always hand out sheet music and invite the kids to sing along for these Christmas concerts, and EVERY time I am collecting the music afterwards at least 5 to 10 young people come up and sheepishly ask if they can keep their copy of the sheet music. They just want to pour over it in their cells later. Wow! They are so hungry. I know from my experience handing out other recordings, that these kids will listen to this over and over and over and over. It can't help but seep into their souls and move them to hope. What a beautiful thing. I am so thankful to God for music and its impact! I am so excited to share More than a Story.”