FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
NEW SINGLE, "WAIT UPON THE LORD," HAS RELEASED FROM HUSBAND & WIFE DUO, ALABASTER GRACE

Award-Winning Former NASA Rocket Scientist & Educator's Americana-Flavored Song, Produced by Dove Award Winner Chris Bevins, Reminds Believers of God's Faithfulness
NASHVILLE, TN. (October 12, 2022) - Husband
and wife duo Brad and Joanie Perry, better known to fans as Alabaster Grace, are celebrating the release of their latest single, “Wait Upon the Lord,” from Westar Media Group.

Brad Perry, a highly decorated former NASA rocket scientist, and his wife, Joanie Perry, a dedicated educator—together known professionally as Alabaster Grace—once again called on the skills of multiple Dove Award-winning producer Chris Bevins (producer and keyboards for Selah, Christine D'Clario, Salvador, Jaci Velasquez) to bring the song to life.

In addition to serving as keyboardist, Bevins brought in some of Nashville's other finest studio musicians for the recording, including drummer Dan Needham (Amy Grant, Jeremy Camp, Michael McDonald, Sting), guitarist Mike Payne (Casting Crowns, Francesca Battistelli, Mandisa, Lauren Daigle, Natalie Grant), and bassist Jacob Lowery (Gaither Vocal Band, Seth & Nirva).
Husband and wife duo Alabaster Grace (Brad and Joanie Perry), have released their latest single, "Wait Upon the Lord." (Image courtesy of Alabaster Grace) 
The highly anticipated follow-up to “Being in Your Presence,” the duo’s most recent single, “Wait Upon the Lord” is an uplifting and encouraging song that reminds listeners that God is faithful to give us the strength we need in every situation.

Wait Upon the Lord” represents something of a departure from Alabaster Grace's usual musical style. Weaving Americana vibes throughout the ballad, then offering the listener a catchy, can’t-get-it-out-of-your-head chorus, “Wait Upon the Lord” has both fans and industry insiders excited.

“Alabaster Grace does it again with another great single,” declares Kathryn Ambrose of Westar Media Group. “Wait Upon the Lord” is a joyful song that tells us the Lord will be there for us through everything. This is a must-listen for the Fall!”

"We have had the pleasure of working with Brad and Joanie on several occasions, and their love for the Lord and His music is evident in everything they do," add Paul Gibbs and Nate Miller of NoteSpire Music. “The Scripture-based lyrics of their songs, paired with beautiful melodies and accompaniments, help draw each listener closer to the heart of God.”

"Brad and Joanie harness the power of the Word to bless so many with the message of hope and encouragement in this world of craziness and prophetic happenings!" says Rac Man Christian Radio's Jesse Martin.

The Perrys credit the Lord with delivering the right message at the right time for the song.
 
“We were asked to do special music for the service at our home church,” explains Alabaster Grace's primary lyricist, Joanie Perry. “Brad said, 'Joanie, we need to write a song that will go with the pastor’s message.' We prayed on it, and 'Wait Upon the Lord' was the answer to our prayer. The song is based on Isaiah 40, which emphasizes the importance of putting our hope and trust in the Savior and waiting on Him to give us strength for each day.”

“It is an uplifting and encouraging song stressing that God will give us the strength we need,” adds Brad Perry, who wrote the guitar parts and the bridge, and contributed to the arrangement. “When we are tired and weary, He will energize us. We will mount up with wings like eagles, soaring above the storms of our lives, knowing that God will get us through every circumstance.”
 
To stream Alabaster Grace’s new single, “Wait Upon the Lord,” click here, or watch the lyric video here.

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About Alabaster Grace:
He was a rocket scientist. She was a teacher. Today, they are Alabaster Grace, creating eclectic, thoughtful worship music that is as diverse and intriguing as their life story.

Brad Perry grew up in a Christian home and was drawn to aeronautics and space from a young age. As a boy, Brad and his father even constructed a full-scale model of the Apollo Command Module in their basement, in which Brad simulated an actual Apollo mission in real time. Local and national media outlets covered his feat, which led to his NASA career.

At age 18, while studying aerospace engineering at Georgia Tech, Brad became one of the youngest cooperative education students to ever start at NASA.
Former NASA rocket scientist, Brad Perry (L) along with his wife, librarian and educator Joanie Perry (R), create emotive, thoughtful worship experiences as Alabaster Grace (Keoni Keur photo)
After graduation, he was hired by NASA's Johnson Space Center. Except for a six-year stint flying as a U.S. Air Force pilot, he worked continuously for NASA until retiring in 2013.

During Brad’s NASA career, he was on the design team of the International Space Station, served as an astronaut instructor for the Space Shuttle, and eventually became the Director of NASA's Science Support Office.

His hard work earned two of NASA's highest honors—the Exceptional Service Medal and the Outstanding Leadership Medal.

While Brad had his eyes to the sky, Joanie was, and still is, a tour de force as a singer, songwriter, educator, and librarian. Throughout a challenging childhood and difficult marriage, which led to divorce, Joanie learned to trust God. When she and Brad met on Christian Mingle, she never once doubted God's divine plan for her life.

“Sometimes God will do miracles beyond what you can even think or imagine, just as the Bible says,” Joanie muses. “When Brad came along, God gave me a second chance to share my life with someone who truly loves me, cherishes me, and accepts me for who I am. And, as an added bonus, the Lord has allowed us to be partners in our music ministry.”

Long before this pair of licensed ministers met in 2012 and started their musical ministry as Alabaster Grace, Brad and Joanie each learned to cling to God’s promises. Especially dear to them is Romans 8:28 — “We know that all things work together for good for those who love God, who are called according to His purpose (NRSV).”
 
“We feel like we have lived Romans 8:28,” says Joanie, referring to trying times both had before they met. “Both of us have been through some very hard times in our lives, but every time we have been in a difficult situation, the Lord has worked everything out for our good.”
 
Their unique backgrounds have contributed to a diverse and eclectic approach to their music. Regardless of the style or topic of each individual song, Alabaster Grace hopes to be a beacon of light to music lovers, pointing them to Jesus.
 
The couple continues to have a steady stream of concerts, leading worship, and sharing sermons and inspirational presentations, including their performance this year at the state of Virginia’s 56th annual Commonwealth Prayer Breakfast before an audience that included Virginia Governor Glenn Youngkin. Be it a church, retreat, conference, or coffeehouse, an audience of one or a thousand, Brad and Joanie love meeting people exactly where they are on their faith journey.
 
“We want to be obedient servants,” adds Brad. “It’s not about us. It’s about drawing others closer to the heart of God through song and worship, and offering everyone hope and encouragement. With our song lyrics being Scripture-based, we pray that people will search out and read their Bible after hearing the music. We just want to be good and faithful servants with the talents and the gifts God has given us.”
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