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  • "Ashes" from Ashes (Single)
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  • "Blameless" from Wanted
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  • "Free (Live: The Cannery Row Sessions)" from You Got My Attention: Deluxe Edition
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  • "Home (Live: The Oceanway Sessions)" from Bethlehem Skies
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  • "Nothin' You Won't Do (Live: The Cannery Row Sessions)" from You Got My Attention: Deluxe Edition
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  • "Suitcases (Live: The Cannery Row Sessions)" from You Got My Attention: Deluxe Edition
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  • "Unreachable (Live: The Cannery Row Sessions)" from You Got My Attention: Deluxe Edition
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  • "Wanted" from Wanted - Single
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  • "Wanted" from Wanted
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  • "Yours Forever (Live: The Cannery Row Sessions)" from You Got My Attention: Deluxe Edition
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    Dara Maclean
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    Musical depth and Christian joy have rarely come together as compellingly as they do in the music of Dara Maclean. Hers is a joyful mix of pop idioms and eternal truths, danceable beats and the good news.
     
    "I love making music you can move and groove to," she says, "but at the same time, as Christian artists we have a responsibility to speak the truth in love."
     
    Dara grew up outside Fort Worth, Texas, in a family that encouraged her love for music and ministry from her earliest days. She began singing at age 8, then went on to lead worship and actively pursue youth ministry. Maclean continues to serve with her family in their local church. She credits The Miseducation Of Lauryn Hill with "helping me discover who I wanted to be as an artist. I remember talking to my mom and dad about how she was quoting scripture in her lyrics in such a unique way. I just loved it. Not long after that, I started playing guitar and diving into writing for myself."
     
    Heavily influenced by the era of Motown as well by contemporaries like Adele, Natasha Bedingfield, Ray LaMontagne, and Marc Broussard, she has also incorporated the funk and soul she grew up loving into her music. The combination makes for a sound that is pure celebration, that captures as few artists ever have the joy and exuberance of being swept up in God's love.
     
    It is an approach she comes by honestly.
     
    "I grew up singing, dancing and acting, and it's been in the church world," she says. "Music has always equaled ministry to me. Ministering to the broken, unloved, and discouraged and ultimately showing people God's better way is what's in my heart. It's how I'm wired."

    Dara currently pastors the Young Adult community at her church, Eagle Mountain, alongside her husband Donnie Petty. They have a heart for the local church and are equally passionate about spreading the message of the finished work of the cross through music and message all around the world.

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    My new favorite | Posted October 19, 2011
    I got the opportunity to meet Dara at a concert this weekend (October 15) and she was amazing! I love her voice; it's so unique and beautiful. And she is so down to earth. She stood there and talked to me and my youth group for the longest time. She even sang a song with me and some friends when she found out that we sing in our church. She didn't have to do that, but she did and I don't think she'll ever understand how impressed all of us were with how she acted towards us. She is SO friendly! It really makes me like her music even more. She's definitely my new favorite artist:)

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    dilldogg (34)
    good stuff | Posted August 01, 2011
    cool new artist

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    Liked the song | Posted August 01, 2011
    I liked the song "suitcases"

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    godfreddo (33)
    Quality artist | Posted July 31, 2011
    I have enjoyed listening to some of Dara's songs.

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    mumbai (37)
    Great new artist | Posted July 31, 2011
    Very good voice and solid lyrics mean Dara should do quite well.

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    fastbunny (43)
    Great voice | Posted July 31, 2011
    I have heard a few of her songs and I have liked what I have heard.

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    mrsnadaraj (121)
    Good | Posted July 31, 2011
    God bless you.

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    Good Artist | Posted July 29, 2011
    I think she is pretty good! Worth giving a try. I would not listen to her music all the time but once in a while I would listen to her album.

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    Unique & fresh | Posted July 27, 2011
    I love "Suitcases." I tried to guess the singer without Google but I just couldn't do it. Such a wonderful distinct voice and great lyrics to boot. God bless

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    Okay | Posted July 27, 2011
    She's okay/

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