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  • "Above It All (Live)" from Better Word (Live)
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  • "Better Word (Live)" from Better Word (Live)
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  • "Burning With Your Love (Live)" from Better Word (Live)
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  • "Count Me In" from Opposite Way
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  • "First Love Fire (Live)" from Better Word (Live)
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  • "Follow You (with special guest Brandon Heath)" from Love Is On The Move
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  • "Gold (Spontaneous) (Live)" from Better Word (Live)
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  • "Highest Price (Live)" from Better Word (Live)
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  • "I Wonder" from The Great Awakening
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  • "Inhabit (Live)" from Better Word (Live)
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  • "King of My Heart" from Invisible
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  • "Lion and the Lamb (Studio)" from Invisible
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  • "Rain (feat. Noel Robinson) (Live)" from Better Word (Live)
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  • "Sound of Melodies" from Sound Of Melodies
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  • "Tears of the Saints" from Sound Of Melodies
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  • "The Great Awakening" from The Great Awakening
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  • "The Sending (Live)" from Better Word (Live)
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  • "Unending Songs" from The Great Awakening
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  • "Wait Upon The Lord (Spontaneous) (Live)" from Better Word (Live)
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  • "Waiting For You (Live)" from Better Word (Live)
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  • "Way Maker (Live)" from Better Word (Live)
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  • "Wellspring (Live)" from Better Word (Live)
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    Latest News
    Leeland's New Live Album 'Better Word' Out Today
    (Friday, September 13, 2019)
    Leeland Announces Release of 'Better Word,' A New Live Album Out September 13
    (Friday, August 16, 2019)
    Andrew Marcus Bows BEC Debut August 12
    (Monday, July 11, 2016)
    Leeland Announces Pre-Order For New Album
    (Friday, July 01, 2016)
    Leeland Releases First New Album In 5 Years, Invisible, July 22
    (Friday, June 24, 2016)
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    (Friday, September 04, 2015)
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    (Saturday, August 22, 2015)
    Fan Starts Petition To Get dcTalk Back Together
    (Monday, June 29, 2015)
    Leeland Promises New Album for 2015
    (Monday, January 12, 2015)
    GRAMMY Winner and Musical Icon Michael W. Smith to Release "Sovereign" May 13
    (Thursday, March 20, 2014)
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    Leeland came to the forefront of the worship music world in 2004 and debuted their first project, the revolutionary Sound of Melodies, in 2006. Fast forward to now with four GRAMMY® nominations and eight GMA Dove Award® nominations under their belts, Leeland has become one of the most important voices in a new generation of worship music. Their lives, ministry, and music are a true extension of their passion to simply worship God personally and in community.

    "Although our genesis as a band was in the Contemporary Christian Music artist stream, we've always been local church pastor's kids," explains Mooring who spent his childhood traveling from town to town with his parents who ministered music in tandem with traveling evangelists. "Half of the songs on our first studio album came out of intimate youth group worship services in our house or wherever we could meet."

    Originally formatted as a pop/rock outfit readying commercial songs for radio, Leeland released its debut album, Sounds of Melodies, in 2006, a recording that spawned a GRAMMY nomination and multiple Dove Award nods. Mooring explains that the bulk of Leeland's songs have always been inspired by the communion of worship. "'Tears of the Saints' came up after a youth prayer service on a Saturday night," Mooring remembers, "and 'Carried to the Table' was after a sermon one of my spiritual fathers preached with the same title. The chorus of 'How Wonderful' came from singing to Jesus on my mom and dad's front lawn late one night after extended meetings. More recently, 'Lion and the Lamb' came from a life-changing moment in God's presence at a friend's church in Dinuba, California with hundreds of young people and their families."

    One of the church's newest and most-sung standards, Mooring co-wrote the anthemic "Lion and the Lamb" with worship music mega-writers Brenton Brown and Brian Johnson. The song cemented his personal status as a young veteran in the sphere of modern worship music, further affirming that Leeland as a collective is drawn into crafting songs that court congregations across the globe to worship God through the act of singing -- and singing together.

    "I don't want to write songs filled with my thoughts about God," Mooring shares about his music motivations. "I want to write songs filled with what God thinks about everything. It isn't my words or ideas about my circumstances that change me, but it's when I use my voice to speak the words of life that come from Jesus' mouth that change me."

    As for the writing and accumulation of songs for Better Word, an album marked by songwriting penmanship of both Mooring and Moore, Mooring explains, "We usually don't start seeing a theme emerge until we're in that mode of finishing songs, but right in the thick of Better Word we found that all of these songs weren't trying to be anything. They were simple, easy to sing with a lot of space to think about what you just sang, and the lyrical themes were either about Jesus and His goodness, or songs of faith that challenge us to lift our eyes off of our circumstances and onto the face of Jesus. I really feel like it's a returning back to the things Leeland did at first."

    Answering such questions as why a live album and why now, Mooring admits, "God's timing is mysterious, but I do believe years of having incredible moments in churches 'live' with the body of Christ led us to this moment. It was definitely a bigger step of faith pressing record on one night, and then putting it in God's hands!"

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    CCMFAN comment | Posted March 15, 2018
    Amazing band!

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    I wonder... | Posted April 07, 2013
    Love this band!!! 'I wonder' is one of the songs that's been hardcore rocking my life right now!

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    The Great Awakening | Posted October 02, 2011
    "The Great Awakening" and "I Wonder" can now be added to my fav Leeland songs list!! PS: Leeland if you ever read this your new album is incredible!!!

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    woow | Posted June 13, 2011
    your music is so powerful i love listening to you on the radio!!! :)

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