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“Why We Do What We Do”

Thoughts From A Dusty Road: by Dusty Wells (March 2024)

Dusty Wells

I was out doing my morning walk and prayer time early this morning before work, and like I do each day, I was praying for so many artists, friends, co-workers and the list goes on and on… so many needs.  I have felt such an overwhelming urgency to just share my heart with you.

I felt so compelled and moved, and I wanted to remind all of us of the importance of “why we do what we do”.  No matter what it is “that we do” in life with what each of us have been entrusted with.   Even in the bad times, the good times, and the mountains and valleys, we are all in this together.

Yes, I know we all know that truth and we daily are reminded in so many ways of the importance of the calling, the music, and the gifting that He has so graciously shared with us.    And my dear ones, every one of you reading this, has your own unique and wonderful giftings and callings.  Not all of us are called to a platform or stage ministry, yet our own callings are just as needed.    I do believe that God likes to give us these special “Godwinks” of remembrance of “why we do what we do”,  and I had one this week.

I was reminded a few days ago while having lunch with some friends who I had worked with for years in the music industry and we still work somewhat together as New Day distributes their label.  We shared about new upcoming releases, and I shared several songs from some of you that I wanted them to hear, and our conversation was all about “heart” music and how it touches the heart in such a special way like nothing else.  It was such a sweet time with music people who “get it”.    As we were leaving the restaurant, laughing, joking and giving hugs…a lady came over to me and said, “I’m sorry to bother you, but I could not help but hear some of your conversation about music”.   We talked back and forth, and I shared with her about what we all did, and I told her we represented Christian music…and then I said, “I call it HEART music”.  I won’t go into a lot of detail, but she said she was going thru a difficult time with her kids, and she said she had listened to Christian music, but had not been listening to it or even been going to church for several years.  She said she loved what she had heard us talking about and she said she wanted to know more about the music…well I have been a marketing sales guy for years and I just happened to have a couple of new CD’s with me in my car and so I gave them to her and told her what songs to listen to.  I gave her my card and said casually let me know what you think, thinking I would never hear anything.    Well late last night, I got a voice mail from the precious lady, and she simply said, “, Hi, this is Patricia.  Thank you.   Thank you.   This music has helped me so much the last few days, I needed to be reminded desperately that God is with me and that He does care.  I cannot quit listening to this music.  It is touching my heart and bringing me hope”.   Yup, I am a crybaby.  I sure am.   Once again, the power of HEART MUSIC.   Now friends, these CDs were some of OUR music…a sampler we did a few years back…a couple of new projects from several artists that I work closely with.   It is music that I am so proud of, and it is HEART music at its best.

In my 42 years of being in Christian music I could tell you story after story of how HEART music has touched and affected lives, and you could each tell me story after story from all that you do in your own life when people share their hearts and their stories about music, your own stories and life lessons and how it has helped them.

But this week, was just such a beautiful reminder and challenge to me, that we have this incredible music we all love, represent and sometimes it is not all alike or in the same style,  but if it glorifies Jesus and if it show’s someone Jesus along with His unconditionally unwavering love and hope, then we better keep at it.   Your story and the music need to be heard.   People need the music, and they need ALL of us to keep bringing HEART music to them.

I say this all the time, and I am sure you get sick of it or make fun of me (lovingly of course), but I sincerely love our Daywind Music Group and New Day Distribution team and our amazing family of artists, writers and all.  I’m so grateful and thankful that this “old man” still gets to help get the music out there.  We have the best team and we have the best of the best with our family of artists and labels.

Say a prayer for Patricia…and say a prayer for all of those out there who are hurting and need to hear our HEART music.  I challenge each of you, go give the gift of HEART music to someone and watch what can and will happen.
You are loved…

Dusty Wells

Dusty Wells is a man of many talents and multiple skills. From his speaking engagements across the country, to singing on a worship team at his home church in Nashville. From his select solo dates, to his daily writing. From a long-term career in the business side of the music industry, to listening and mentoring aspiring artists. He knows his greatest calling in life is to be an exceptional husband, father, and loyal friend to those he has been entrusted with. The list could go on and on. Dusty is a man who remains passionate and secure in the calling and destiny upon his life. He has come to realize the importance of finding purpose and clear direction for not only his life, but also the lives of those he comes in contact with, no matter what stage of life they may be in. Dusty’s book “Stories From A Dusty Road (Picking Up Pennies, Writing Down Life)” is scheduled for release January 2014.
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