Leslie McKee is an independent Christian music artist who shares a message of redemption, restoration, and relationship woven through songs and stories from her heart and life. She has been a roster artist with Creative Soul Records since releasing her debut EP, True to You, in 2009. Her single, What Love Looks Like, was produced by Grammy award-winning producer, Phil Naish, and was included on the 2013 We Are Creative Soul project celebrating the 15th anniversary of Creative Soul Records. She released a Christmas single, Jesus Born on This Day, in December 2016, which is also included on another Creative Soul Records compilation project, Timeless Christmas.
Leslie has once again teamed up with producer Eric Copeland of Creative Soul Records for her first full-length album, Another Mile, which is a collaborative work with some of Nashville’s finest players, producers, and writers. Leslie’s vocals soar to new heights to deliver a mix of pop-infused tunes and powerful ballads which are sure to become favorites of fans both old and new and will have you singing along.
“Another Mile is the culmination of the many miles traveled to work on this project and the many places my heart has journeyed over the past few years. My desire is that my life experiences will be used as a platform to shine the light of Jesus into the dark places…that the songs on this album will offer hope to the broken in spirit and will encourage those who are weary to keep holding on.”
While you’re going to hear a whole different side to her artistically on the new album, what hasn’t changed is her desire to share the love of Jesus with those around her. Leslie doesn’t shy away from talking about real life and hopes that by doing so, others will know they are not alone in their struggles. You’ll hear of brokenness and despair on Rest Assured, Hold On, Broken, Another Mile and Love Won’t Let You Go; but rather than leaving you in that place, you’ll find renewed hope to not give up, but to press in and hold on to the love of our Savior who relentlessly pursues us.
“Life has a way of coming at us…sometimes good, and sometimes hard. In those hard times, it may take all we have to get up in the morning and will ourselves to breathe. We need something or someone to hold on to, and that something is HOPE and is found in the person of Jesus Christ. There have been many times when I’ve felt like giving up, but I’ve come out on the other side alive and full of hope. I want to be able to encourage others to hold on!”
You’ll be challenged to be more aware of the needs of others on His Love, Along the Way, and What Love Looks Like. It’s easy to get so caught up in our own lives, problems, and busyness, that we fail to spend time getting to know the Father’s heart and may miss his nudges to reach out to someone in need.
Simpler Time takes a look at current trends that lead us away from biblical truths, and instead lead us to watered-down theology that is self-serving. Wrapping up an incredible track list are What You’re Made Of, which reminds us to tune out the voices that tell us we’re not good enough or beautiful enough and to grab on to the truth that we have value and were created with a purpose, and I’m Alive, which encourages us to embrace today and not merely survive, but THRIVE!
In addition to having an active concert ministry, Leslie is a respected worship leader. She has served in church music ministry in different capacities for over 25 years and has focused on worship leadership for the past 15 years. Her passion and sensitivity to the Spirit are evident through the worship times she plans and leads. She also enjoys encouraging others in their gifting and offers private voice and piano instruction from her home.
Leslie would love to travel many more miles to share her songs and testimony in concert or to provide worship leadership for your church service, special event, retreat, conference, or to provide a ministry weekend.