I hope everyone had a good Thanksgiving yesterday. Today, we take our weekly trip in the time machine to the 80's and 90's for some of the first Contemporary Christian artists. This week, we feature one of the CCM artists that I listened to extensively, Wes King.
Singer/songwriter Wes King was born in 1966 in Winder, Georgia. After picking up the guitar at the age of 14, he 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. This is the album that Wes is probably best known for and produced hits like "The Robe," "Second String," and one of my favorites "I Believe"...
In 1997, King issued A Room Full of Stories, his most acclaimed effort yet followed by What Matters Most in 2000.
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. Wes King's song "Good to Be Alive" is a song of celebration and thankfulness for the life the Lord has given him.