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  • "Ashes" from Ashes (feat. Chris McClarney) (Single)
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  • "Blameless" from Wanted
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  • "Forever Family (I Belong)" from Forever Family (I Belong) (Single)
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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
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  • "Yours Forever (Live: The Cannery Row Sessions)" from You Got My Attention: Deluxe Edition
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    Latest News
    Dara Maclean Launches Kickstarter Campaign to Fund First Independent Record
    (Monday, June 17, 2019)
    Dara Maclean Premieres New Lyric Video For Easter
    (Monday, April 10, 2017)
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    (Tuesday, February 16, 2016)
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    (Wednesday, September 09, 2015)
    Jamie Grace Writes Open Letter to Taylor Swift
    (Monday, April 13, 2015)
    Jamie Grace Launches Podcast "The Jamie Grace Show"
    (Wednesday, March 18, 2015)
    Dara Maclean Releases Video for "Blameless"
    (Monday, March 16, 2015)
    Jamie Grace and Group 1 Crew's Sarah Sandoz Cover Hillsong
    (Wednesday, March 04, 2015)
    Dara Maclean Covers Bethel's "Ever Be"
    (Wednesday, February 11, 2015)
    Prayers Needed for Rapper Canon Following Accident
    (Tuesday, January 06, 2015)
    Chris Tomlin Covers John Denver's "Country Roads"
    (Thursday, December 11, 2014)
    Carman Raising Funds for Biker Week Concert in Daytona Beach
    (Wednesday, December 10, 2014)
    Dara Maclean Performs at Rally Announcing October 1 as "International Justice Mission Day" in Nashvi
    (Monday, October 07, 2013)
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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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    Awesome! | Posted July 27, 2011
    I'm really enjoying listening to your music Dara! Such a great new voice, very refreshing. Love the lyrics to your songs, my fave one so far is "Gratitude". God bless you Dara :)

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    cool | Posted July 25, 2011
    heard good things about her. will have to check out the music.

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    :D | Posted July 25, 2011
    Heard "Suitcases" on Air1 and I love it! :)

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    elina (46)
    Good! | Posted July 22, 2011
    I love her voice. Love the Single: Suitcases.

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    Great | Posted July 22, 2011
    Great songs. God bless you.

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    lexieb (3)
    :) | Posted July 19, 2011
    Love her song suitcases!

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    Impressed | Posted July 19, 2011
    I happened upon Dara Maclean when I was searching around YouTube for christian music. I listened to her song "Suitcases" first, because the title wasn't an ordinary name for a song. But once I listened to it, I had to click on her other songs as well! Now I am going to be doing a devotional with some girls based on her song "Suitcases" and what it means for our lives.

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    Devon (27)
    ! | Posted July 16, 2011
    looks interesting, looking forward to hearing your music!

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    :D | Posted July 12, 2011
    Great Music

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    tura8010 (195)
    Nice | Posted July 10, 2011
    You have a great voice. God bless you.

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