Born and raised in a tiny community in south central Kentucky called Chalybeate (pronounced Klee-bee-yet), Dustin grew up in an old time Baptist church that was deeply rooted in southern gospel music. He soon would develop into an incredible talent, singing, playing, and also writing music. Being raised a pastor's son, Dustin gained a love for God and Christian music very early on and has always known that traveling and singing gospel music was his calling, so he is thankful that calling is now being fulfilled.
He's had the incredible opportunity to sing all over the country and in several regions of the Philippines. After graduating from Bethel University in McKenzie, TN, Dustin was offered the position of lead singer with Beyond The Ashes and traveled with the popular trio for three years.
His excitement of joining EHSS in 2015 is self-explanatory.
"Singing with Signature Sound is a literal dream come true," said Dustin. "I've been listening to them since they started and I feel that God has answered my prayers. He's given me the platform that Iíve always wanted which is to sing amazing music and to make His name great."
Dustin met his wife, Aubrey, during their college years at Bethel, and they eventually married in May 2011. They continue to make their home in the small west Tennessee town of McKenzie. Aubrey is the associate director of the Renaissance Musical Theatre Department. The couple has two children, Dawson and Lana.
Dustin plays several instruments, including guitar, piano, bass, and drums, and also enjoys writing songs and leading worship while at home. In addition, he's a huge movie buff, specifically Superman and Star Wars, and proud to 'claim' he knows pretty much all trivia-related questions regarding both series'. Dustin also enjoys all things comic book and super hero-related.
He's also a big sports fan, especially the NBA and Major League Baseball.
Family is most important and comes first, however.
"My favorite thing in the world is hanging out with my family, my wife, and playing with our son," Dustin proudly added. "He loves to be read Dr. Seuss books, Fox in Socks specifically."