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  • "33" from The Dream
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  • "Breaking Point" from Changed
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  • "Changed" from Changed
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  • "Confidence" from Changed
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  • "Everything About You" from Fight The Tide
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  • "Forgiven" from Pieces of a Real Heart
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  • "I'm Not Alright" from The Face Of Love
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  • "Jesus Loves You" from Unstoppable God
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  • "Lay It Down" from The Dream
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  • "Lazarus" from Unstoppable God
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  • "Lead Me" from Pieces of a Real Heart
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  • "My Desire" from This Is Love EP
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  • "My Hope Is in the Lord" from Changed
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  • "On Fire" from The Dream
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  • "Pray" from Run
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  • "Promises" from Run
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  • "Run" from Run
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  • "Safe in My Father's Arms" from Changed
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  • "Same God" from The Dream
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  • "Say It Loud" from Say It Loud
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  • "Shining" from Shining (Single)
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  • "Survival" from Changed
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  • "The Dream" from The Dream
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  • "This Is Love" from This Is Love EP
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  • "Unrestrained" from Changed
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  • "Unstoppable God" from Unstoppable God
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  • "We Need Each Other" from We Need Each Other
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  • "Whatever You're Doing (Something Heavenly)" from We Need Each Other
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    Latest News
    Sanctus Real Announces 'Unstoppable God,' Coming August 30
    (Wednesday, July 31, 2019)
    New Single from Sanctus Real, 'Unstoppable God,' Makes Debut
    (Tuesday, April 23, 2019)
    Sanctus Real's 'Changed' Debuts to High Acclaim
    (Friday, May 04, 2018)
    Sanctus Real to Debut New Album 'Changed' April 27
    (Wednesday, March 21, 2018)
    Sanctus Real Releases Upcoming Single 'Changed' Two Weeks Early
    (Friday, September 01, 2017)
    Sanctus Real Debuts New Single 'Safe In My Arms'
    (Monday, June 19, 2017)
    Former Sanctus Real Frontman Matt Hammitt Debuts Single 'Tears'
    (Tuesday, January 17, 2017)
    Matt Hammitt and Seth Mosley Team Up
    (Tuesday, September 06, 2016)
    Sanctus Real Releases New EP To Itunes
    (Thursday, February 04, 2016)
    Sanctus Real Announce New Singer and Single
    (Monday, January 25, 2016)
    Sanctus Real Releases First of Video Series Hinting at New Singer
    (Thursday, December 10, 2015)
    Best Of Sanctus Real Debuts To Critics' Acclaim
    (Thursday, October 15, 2015)
    TobyMac Preps For Fall Tour
    (Thursday, September 24, 2015)
    Sanctus Real to Farewell Frontman Matt Hammitt With Release of Best Of Collection
    (Tuesday, September 22, 2015)
    Matt Hammitt And Family Celebrate Milestone Fifth Birthday Of Son Bowen
    (Wednesday, September 09, 2015)
    NBA MVP Stephen Curry Joins Lecrae On Stage
    (Wednesday, August 26, 2015)
    Jeremy Camp Shoots Video For "Same Power"
    (Saturday, August 15, 2015)
    Moriah Peters Prepares To Premier Brave Music Video
    (Wednesday, August 05, 2015)
    Royal Tailor's Tauren Wells Co-Writes With Kris Allen
    (Friday, July 31, 2015)
    Finding Favour Included In Apple's A-List Playlist
    (Friday, July 03, 2015)
    Matt Hammitt Departs Sanctus Real
    (Wednesday, July 01, 2015)
    Sanctus Real In The Studio To Work On New Songs
    (Wednesday, June 17, 2015)
    TobyMac Reveals Details of Upcoming Album
    (Wednesday, April 29, 2015)
    Chris August Releases Lyric Video for "Drop Your Stone"
    (Tuesday, April 21, 2015)
    Plumb Wraps Recording on Exhale, Set to Release May 5
    (Tuesday, February 17, 2015)
    Christian Film Makers The Erwin Brothers Seek Fan Funding for Jesus Revolution Film
    (Tuesday, January 20, 2015)
    Compassion Presents The "Hands Of God" Tour, Featuring Francesca Battistelli And Sanctus Real
    (Friday, January 31, 2014)
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    Change, particularly unexpected change, can sometimes be a foundational crack that causes the whole structure to come tumbling down. Survival, it turns out, depends on what you do with the rubble. After 20 years of touring, 24 radio hits and full album sales exceeding 750,000, Sanctus Real cemented itself as a trusted brand in Christian music. But in 2016, original members Mark Graalman and Chris Rohman experienced a windfall of change that shook the foundation of everything they had built. They parted ways with their longtime label partner, their booking agent, and close friend and lead singer, Matt Hammitt, left the band to spend more time with his family.

    "We started this band in our parents' basement and never knew we'd get this far," shares Rohman. "When Matt left, Mark and I just started praying and waiting to see what God had planned for us." Enter Dustin Lolli, Sanctus Real's new lead singer and creative influence. When Lolli met Graalman and Rohman, he was working as a full-time worship leader in Michigan and performing in a folk duo with his wife.

    "We immediately loved Dustin's approach to songwriting and lyric structure," says Graalman, "and knew he could be a refreshing addition to the band."

    For Lolli, the decision to join Sanctus Real seemed like an easy one, but getting to know the heart of the band tipped the scales. "I saw in these guys a real focus to write songs that move people toward an understanding of their identity in Christ. They've built an amazing platform to be able to share God's love and I knew I wanted to be a part of that."

    With a new lead singer in place, the trio began writing songs for Changed, their first album together. Lolli's soulful vocals are noticeably different from the band's original sound, but the focus of the music remains -- hope found in an unchanging savior. While the new songs are certainly influenced by the outward changes the band has experienced, the message is centered on how change can bring about personal redemption. Life is, whether good or bad, a series of unexpected moments. With Changed, the band communicates that nothing's ever a lost cause in the kingdom of heaven. Stripping away what was and getting down to the one thing that matters has given the band a new voice and solidified the purpose behind it.

    "We're a group of guys making music together as opposed to a group of guys getting behind a song. We're focusing back on the simple message of the gospel," says Graalman. "It's the simple message of God's love."

    With a shift in focus and a new lead singer, the next season for the band is a clean slate, a transition, a rebirth of the original vision for making music together. In the midst of that rebirth, Sanctus Real is discovering when you focus on what matters, you open yourself up to even more possibility.

    Entry last edited by KevinMcNeese_NRT on 09.02.19
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    belisbud (93)
    Inspiring Beautiful and Upbeat | Posted November 28, 2014
    Relevant, worshipful, and inspiring lyrics, talented vocals, and beautiful, upbeat music. Great job- looking forward to hearing more! :)

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    shanishka (92)
    New Album | Posted November 26, 2014
    "Lay it Down" is a great song -- excited to hear more.

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    Sanctus Real | Posted November 05, 2014
    Just keep on making great songs for God. May the Holy Spirit keep on guiding you always. God bless Sanctus Real.

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    Very Entertaining in Concert | Posted November 03, 2014
    Saw these guys at Uprise Fest recently, and I had a great time. Music is good for any occasion!

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    I followed you on twitter | Posted March 05, 2013
    Beautiful music. I found you here from a link from brian matthew lee's website. This is a really nice site with all of my favorite artists. I saw your profile and followed you on twitter.

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    KarinaC (18)
    Awesome | Posted June 30, 2012
    U guys are awesome I can really feel Jesus when I hear your songs. One of my favorite bands ever.

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    Sanctus Real | Posted June 26, 2012
    Sanctus Real has been my favorite band ever since I found their first official CD, Say It Loud, in my basement 3 or 4 years ago. They have a wide range of musical talents and their songs vary from rock to acoustic to pop and worship. They are a fantastic group, and their stuff keeps getting better and better!

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    Keep my heart alive | Posted June 25, 2012
    I love their album it's so awesome my favorite song is keep my heart alive

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    Great band! | Posted May 15, 2012
    I fell in love with the song Lead Me and I want to hear more Sanctus Real.

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    Awesome | Posted August 31, 2011
    Such a awesome band 1 of my faveiortes Keep up the good work :D

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