Wes Hampton

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Wes Hampton
Born (1977-12-08) December 8, 1977 (age 39)
Memphis, Tennessee, U.S.
Genres Southern gospel, Christian, contemporary Christian
Occupation(s) Singer
Instruments Vocals
Years active 2005–present
Associated acts The Trevedores, Gaither Vocal Band
Website www.weshampton.com

Wesley Adam Hampton (born December 8, 1977) is a Christian music singer. He is a tenor for The Gaither Vocal Band. Hampton sang first tenor for the group from 2005 to 2009, then when it went from a quartet to a quintet, he became the second tenor.[1] He also performs solo concerts. His first personal album was titled "A Man Like Me." Wes also has an album out called "Out on a Limb". Wes is working on a couple new albums currently a hymns album and a regular album.

Early life[edit]

Hampton was born in Memphis, Tennessee.[2] He studied at Trevecca Nazarene University from 1996 to 1998, and he then went on to receive a B.A. in psychology and a minor in music from the University of Alabama at Birmingham, in 2000.[3] He was part of the worship staff of a Birmingham church for seven years.[citation needed]


Hampton was also a member of a group called the Trevedores during his years at Trevecca, for whom he sang lead. He joined the Gaither Vocal Band following. His first recording with them was the album Give it Away released in 2007. They then released the albums Christmas Gaither Vocal Band Style and Lovin' Life in 2008. As of early 2014, the line-up is David Phelps (1st tenor), Hampton (2nd tenor), Adam Crabb (lead), Todd Suttles (baritone), and Gaither (bass). Now Wes did a radio interview and it was released and how he got into the Gaither Vocal Band was his father in law Mark Means used to work with Bill Gaither, Marks's dear friend Karen Bathauer, still worked with Bill. David Phelps was leaving (don't worry he came back) and they weren't going to announce that he was leaving until the spot was filled, but Karen had Wes send her a tape and she gave it to Bill personally and Wes didn't think anything was going to happen but one day he was driving home with Andrea and he got this call from this number but he didn't answer because he didn't know the number. When he got home he checked his voice mail and it was Guy Penrod wanting him to come to his house. Wes claims he still has this audio file on his laptop. Bill kept trying to stump Wes with all the older songs from the vocal band but Wes knew everything and after about 8 weeks he finally got to meet Bill and the rest is history.

He also received an award from Singing News in 2006, the Singing News Horizon Individual Fan Award.[4]



Title Album details
A Man Like Me
  • Release date: September 13, 2011
  • Label: Spring House/EMI


Title Album details
  • Release date: March 11, 2014
  • Label:

Other works[edit]

Hampton released a cookbook in 2009 called, A Place at the Table. In 2016, he released a second cookbook, "WEScipes".[2]

Personal life[edit]

Hampton is married to Andrea (Means), and they have four boys, Barrett, Hudson, Carden, and Sutton.[citation needed] Andrea's birthday is June 6, 1976. Barrett was born on February 24, 2004. Hudson was born on February 1, 2006. Carden was born on November 11,2008. Sutton was born on January 5,2010. Kindle setup Kindle cloud


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