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Dustin Wilkes / Bio

Singer/Songwriter/Actor Dustin Luther Wilkes was born in Jefferson, Georgia. Like growing up in May-berry”. Dustin had a classic southern upbringing. Dustin grew up watching his father shake hands and conduct himself like a perfect southern gentleman and over all good man. Dustin watching his father behave this way in both business and personal situations is what Dustin credits as to how he loves his fans. Dustin never meets a stranger talking to everyone he meets and the fans love him for his always open and loving personality. Just like Elvis, Dustin truly loved his mother and did not heal quickly from her passing. It had been almost a year and a half after her death when Dustin decided to run from his pain. 1999 Dustin enlisted in the United States Marine Corps. By the time Dustin’s Marine Corps tour was over he had been tagged the “Singing Marine”. Writing the national campaign song for the United States Marine Corps Reserve’s Toys for Tots Foundation. After touring around the Country for a year and serving as a representative for the foundation Dustin’s song and his efforts had raised over $350,000 for the foundation and he was able to pass out toys to needy children from four tractor tailors that were full of toys from his efforts. The following week Dustin was awarded the much-coveted Navy Marine Corps Achievement Medal and was recognized as the only marine in military history to receive the award for writing a song. Nothing stops a relentless dream chaser. The rest of this story moves pretty fast. After spending eight months as a bouncer and bar back a moment of being at the right place at the right time paid off. One night Dustin started to notice that the crowd got really thick, and when he turned around, Kid Rock, Pam Anderson and Hank Williams JR. were standing there to greet him. Kid Rock and Pam Anderson were getting married right there during his show. Turns out they had searched Nashville for the right place and the right show to crash and Dustin was what they were looking for. You can follow this story in PEOPLE MAGAZINE, CELEBRITY GOSSIP, EXPO SAY and many other celebrity coverage forms. One evening in 2006 Dustin’s cheap prepaid cell phone rang and it was a lady from the William Morris Talent Agency. Dustin was being invited to audition for the USA Networks Hit TV Show NASHVILLE STAR. Dustin was a top performer and made it to the top ten. Dustin’s songs have been played on over a thousand radio stations world wide, he continues to fill seats in venues across the country with his powerful vocals and impossible to ignore stage presence. He frequently writes with a very long and distinguished list of hit songwriters and artists from Nashville. Dustin’s songs have been put on hold, recorded and released by many independent and major artist’s and six of Dustin’s songs are currently on hold major publishers across the country. Dustin is a talented voice over actor writing and performing scripts and jingles for political campaigns and choice clients. Quickly becoming in high demand as an actor Dustin has recently played lead and supporting roles in independent films across the south. Dustin finds his solace by spending time with his beautiful wife and best friend Kristal their four children: Rayna, Mikayla, Gavin, Faith and their black great Dane “Johnny” whom Dustin named after Johnny Cash.

General Info

Band Members
currently reorganizing.
Artist Name
Dustin Wilkes
Home Page
http://www.reverbnation.com/dustinwilkes
Active Since
02/12
Genres
Country / Rock

Contact Info

Location
Oakwood, GA
Manager
Andy Wickman