Friday, October 23, 2020

Flashback Friday Time

Again this week we are back in the 90's to talk about CCM artist, Wes King. Wes is an American contemporary Christian singer, songwriter, photographer, and musician. He is perhaps best known for his 1993 album The Robe.

After picking up the guitar at the age of 14, Wes wrote his first songs two years later; after studying the Bible at Covenant College, he relocated to Franklin, Tennessee. Wes signed with Reunion Records and recorded his first solo LP The Ultimate Underlying No Denying Motivation in 1990. After issuing Sticks and Stones a year later, King resurfaced in 1993 with The Robe

I listened to this album a lot back in the 90's. Some great songs, like "The Robe" and "Second String", but my favorite song off The Robe is a song called "I Believe".

1995's Common Creed was his biggest hit to date, notching three CHR chart-toppers -- "Life Is Precious," "The Love of Christ" and the title cut, "Common Creed". 

In 1997, King issued A Room Full of Stories, his most acclaimed effort yet followed by What Matters Most in 2000 which was released on Word Artisan.

Wes is probably best known for his collaborations with other CCM artists such as Susan Ashton, Kim Hill, Michael Card, Michael W Smith, and most notably Phil Keaggy on the 1997 album, Invention.

In 2005 Wes was diagnosed with Lymphoma and underwent many months of extremely difficult treatments and years of side-effects. Wes is now cancer free and is feeling well enough to spend time in his studio again.

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