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Although a relative newcomer to the music industry, Wes McMillian is no stranger to music. Having written songs for as long as he remembers, he only recently answered God’s call to use that gift in public ministry. He recalls, early on, feeling unworthy to be used in God’s Kingdom and that “no one would want to hear an ol’ Texas boy sing country songs about Jesus”, so the songs God had inspired him to write were just played at home for family. Upon a prompting of the Holy Spirit and his wife, Laura, Wes recorded his first album of original music in 2010 titled “I’m Not That Way Anymore”.
“The response has exceeded anything we could have imagined! I am constantly overwhelmed that God would use someone like me and rejoice in knowing that “God hath chosen the foolish things of the world to confound the wise; and God hath chosen the weak things of the world to confound the things which are mighty”! (1 Cor 1:27)”
His first two radio releases landed in the Top Ten in both America and Europe. In 2010, Wes won the Songwriter competition for Agape Fest and has since received numerous industry nominations from multiple organizations, most recently receiving the 2012 Artists Music Guild Heritage Award for New Artist of the Year. Along the way, he has garnered multiple nominations for Horizon, Male Vocalist, Favorite Song and Artist, and Favorite Video. In 2011 he also penned, recorded and released his first Christmas single "But For The Manger (There Would Be No Cross)".
His 2012 radio release “Stand Up, Christian Patriot” is currently receiving heavy airplay on Southern Gospel and Christian Country stations nationwide. Not to be mistaken for a political or simply patriotic song, it is a passionate plea for the church of today to Stand Up and be the powerful, culture-shaping force that it was in generations past. This message is not only to the church in America, but the church worldwide.
Wes’ passion is ministry and he and his wife, Laura, believe their ministry is just being “real people telling real people about a real Jesus”. Musically, his heart is as a songwriter and he is passionate about crafting songs that are both inspirational and scripturally sound in every way. Wes also builds custom acoustic guitars in his home shop.