Wesley Dennis

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Wesley Dennis
Born (1963-04-22) April 22, 1963 (age 57)[1]
OriginClanton, Alabama, United States
GenresCountry
Occupation(s)Singer-songwriter
InstrumentsVocals
Years active1995-2002, 2012–present
LabelsMercury Nashville
Dirt Road
Associated actsKeith Stegall

Wesley Dennis (born April 22, 1963, in Clanton, Alabama) is an American country music artist. A native of Alabama, Dennis previously held a job installing car windshields before he took to singing in bars.[2] In 1995, he signed to Mercury Nashville Records, releasing a self-titled debut album, and charting three singles on the Billboard Hot Country Songs charts. He also toured with Alan Jackson that same year.[2]

Dennis's debut album was produced by Keith Stegall, who has also produced for Jackson, and was released on March 7, 1995, to mostly favorable reviews. New Country magazine critic Chris Dickinson gave it three-and-a-half stars out of five, calling him "as honestly neo-trad as they come", although he said that the tracks "This Hat Ain't No Act" and "Bubbaland" were "dime-a-gross."[3] USA Today also gave a favorable review, comparing Dennis' vocals to those of Keith Whitley, but criticizing "This Hat Ain't No Act" as a "trite" song.[4]

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

Title Album details
Wesley Dennis
Country to the Core
  • Release date: 1999
  • Label:
Country Enough
  • Release date: 2012
  • Label: Dirt Road Records

Singles[edit]

Year Single Peak chart
positions
Album
US Country
[1]
CAN Country
1995 "I Don't Know (But I've Been Told)" 46 60 Wesley Dennis
"Don't Make Me Feel at Home" 51 70
"Who's Counting" 58
2012 "You" Country Enough
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

Music videos[edit]

Year Video Director
1995 "I Don't Know (But I've Been Told)" Jim Hershleder
"Don't Make Me Feel at Home"
"Who's Counting"

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Whitburn, Joel (August 2008). Hot Country Songs 1944 to 2008. Record Research, Inc. p. 122. ISBN 0-89820-177-2.
  2. ^ a b No byline (March 2, 1995). "Up and country: Wesley Dennis used to install car windshields. Now he's looking at life just a little bit differently". The Sacramento Bee. pp. C1. Retrieved August 27, 2008.
  3. ^ Dickinson, Chris (March 1995). "Music reviews". New Country. 2 (3): 61.
  4. ^ Gundersen, Edna (April 3, 1995). "A knockout from Morphine". USA Today. pp. D4. Retrieved September 13, 2009.

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