Leon Joplin grew up in West Texas. His interest in music
began as a child as he listened to gospel music in church.
His grandfather would ask him to sing some of the songs that
he had learned in church. His mother kindled a love for
music by sending him to piano lessons. His mother did this
at a great sacrifice. Despite their poverty, she would work
extra to afford special things for her family.
Leon worked his way
thought college. He eventually obtained a degree in nursing
and later a degree in medicine. Presently, he is a
practicing physician in family and ER medicine in Anson,
Texas. He is married and has two children.
In 1999, Leon wrote his
first three songs. He helped start a band called His
Messengers. They performed Christian Country and Southern
Gospel music in the panhandle area of West Texas. The band
was under the direction of Wayland Hazel, Leon’s music
minister at church. At Wayland’s urging, Leon recorded his
first three songs in Nashville at Kokopelli Studio in
January of 2000. That’s where Leon met Adam Hampton his
producer. Adam owns Kokopelli Studio. Adam produces several
artists and also plays keyboard in Ronnie Milsap’s band.
Leon has now completed 6 projects. Two of his projects were
done as an independent artist at Daywind music where he also
worked with producers Marty Funderburk and Johnny Sansom of
Leon gives all the credit
for his success to the Lord. Some of this success includes 8
songs on Christian Country and Southern Gospel charts.
He was a nominee for the following awards:
2003 – New Artist of the Year with the Christian Country
2004 – Evangelist of the Year with the Christian Country
2005 – Horizon Award with the International Gospel Music
2005 – Musical Evangelist of the Year With the Christian
Country Music Association
2005 – Video of the Year with the Christian Country Music
Association for the video, Heaven Heard.
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