Dara Maclean

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Dara Maclean
Birth name Dara Joy Maclean[1]
Born (1986-05-20) May 20, 1986 (age 31)[2][3][4]
Miami, Florida, U.S.[5]
Origin Fort Worth, Texas, U.S.[1]
Genres Contemporary Christian
Occupation(s) Singer, songwriter
Instruments Vocals, guitar
Years active 2006–present
Labels Fervent
Website daramaclean.com

Dara Joy Maclean (born May 20, 1986)[2] is an American contemporary Christian singer and songwriter born in Miami, Florida and raised in Fort Worth, Texas, ever since she was eight years old.[5] On July 12, 2011 Maclean released the album entitled You Got My Attention, her first full-length studio album.[6]

Early and personal life[edit]

Dara Joy Maclean, now Petty, was born in Miami, Florida,[5] on May 20, 1986,[2] to Dan and Judith Maclean,[5] while Maclean has an older sister, Nicole. She eventually moved to Fort Worth, Texas, when she was eight years old.[5] Maclean started singing at the age of eight, and led worship services at her church in her teens.[7] In addition, Maclean started to play the guitar and write songs at the age of 13.[7]

Maclean is of Italian heritage; her grandfather changed the family name from Martorella to Maclean.[8] Maclean announced via Twitter, January 8, 2013, that she was engaged to Donnie Petty.[4][8] They were married on May 11, 2013.[citation needed]

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

Year Album details Peak chart positions
US
Christian
2006 Dara Joy[9]
  • Released: August 15, 2006
  • Label: Indie
  • Format: CD, digital download
2011 You Got My Attention[10][11]
  • Released: July 12, 2011
  • Label: Fervent Records
  • Format: CD, digital download
9[12]
2013 Wanted
  • Released: September 24, 2013
  • Label: Fervent Records
  • Format: CD, digital download
22

Singles[edit]

Year Title Peak Chart Positions Album
US Billboard Hot Christian Songs
2011 "Suitcases" 18[13] You Got My Attention
"Free" 16[14]
"The Day That Love Was Born" Bethlehem Skies EP
2012 "Yours Forever" 27[15] You Got My Attention

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Jesus Freak Hideout. "Dara Maclean biography". Retrieved February 23, 2012. 
  2. ^ a b c Family Search (2009). "U.S. Public Records Index". Family Search. 736376110. Retrieved May 11, 2015. 
  3. ^ Robin (May 19, 2011). "A Happy Happy Birthday". Air 1. Retrieved February 23, 2012. 
  4. ^ a b "Database Matches for Dara J Maclean in Texas". PublicRecords. Retrieved February 23, 2012. 
  5. ^ a b c d e Eagle Mountain International Church. "Dara Maclean Petty". Eagle Mountain International Church. Retrieved September 23, 2015. 
  6. ^ Papanikos, Stacey (July 10, 2011). "Dara MacLean [You Got My Attention] (2011)". Christian Music Review. Retrieved September 15, 2012. 
  7. ^ a b Argyrakis, Andy (August 1, 2011). "With... Dara Maclean". CCM Magazine. p. 14. Retrieved February 23, 2012. 
  8. ^ a b "Doug & Jaci Interview Dara Maclean Segment 4". Today's Christian Music. Retrieved February 23, 2012. 
  9. ^ last.fm (May 23, 2012). "Dara Joy". last.fm. Retrieved May 23, 2012. 
  10. ^ Allmusic (July 12, 2011). "You Got My Attention". Allmusic. Retrieved February 23, 2012. 
  11. ^ Jesus Freak Hideout (July 4, 2011). "You Got My Attention". Jesus Freak Hideout. Retrieved February 23, 2012. 
  12. ^ Billboard (January 27, 2012). "You Got My Attention – Dara Maclean". Billboard. Retrieved January 27, 2012. 
  13. ^ Billboard (July 23, 2011). "Suitcases – Dara Maclean". Billboard. Retrieved February 23, 2012. 
  14. ^ Billboard (February 25, 2012). "Free – Dara Maclean". Billboard. Retrieved February 23, 2012. 
  15. ^ Billboard (August 25, 2012). "Yours Forever – Dara Maclean". Billboard. Retrieved November 24, 2012. 

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