20 January 1966 (age 52)
Singer/songwriter Wes King was born in Winder, Georgia on January 20, 1966. 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. 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. 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.
In 2005 Wes was diagnosed with Lymphoma and underwent many months of extremely difficult treatments and years of side-effects. The "Life Is Precious- A Wes King Tribute" project was released in early 2006 to encourage and raise money for Wes during his illness. Wes is now cancer free and is feeling well enough to spend time in his studio again.
Wes King's new song "Good To Be Alive" is a song of celebration and thankfulness for the life the Lord has given him.
Wes and his wife Fran have 3 children, Harrison, Mitch and Walt (George)
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