The son of a preacher man, and a brand-new father, singer-songwriter Tyrone Wells has been inspiring people with his music since he was teenager growing up in Spokane, Washington. His fourth album Where We Meet, debuting on March 6th, blends pop rock and Tyrone's soulful acoustic style, while staying true to his gospel roots. Where We Meet is sure to top the charts.
Tyrone's songs echo messages of love and inspiration, and keep his fans coming back for more.
Tyrone's unique style can be attributed to his musical family. With four older sisters that wrote and recorded their own music, and parents playing the piano and accordion, he couldn't help but develop a deep love for music. His family exposed him to a lot of gospel music and hymns, and he enjoyed listening to The Commodores and Stevie Wonder while he was growing up. His early musical influences are evident in his soulful style.
behind Tyrone's music is to inspire. He is a storyteller, and his music
communicates stories of hope and love. Tyrone's passion for creating music
is not out of a desire to sell millions of dollars' worth of albums; instead,
he hopes to encourage others through his stories. That's A Life Worth
Imitating. We, here at Barnabas, have been inspired by his music and we
were lucky to get some time with Tyrone to discuss what has helped him
become the man, musician, husband, and father he is today.
did you discover your passion for music?
there anyone or anything in particular that inspired you to pursue music in
Music is also extremely linked to faith for me. My formative musical years were born out of singing songs to and about God. Still, today, all of my songs, in a way, are an offering to God.
In life, I would say seeing my daughter, Aria Lian (Ah-ree-ha Lee-ahn) for the first time. She is only 17 days old. She's amazing! My wife and I can't believe what joy has filled our hearts.
of your songs is the most meaningful to you and why?
"Carolina Blues" is my most personal song. It's about my grandpa and my dad. I love singing it. Both my grandpa and my dad are men that have valued truth, love, and family about wealth and money. That's the gist of the song. I want to be the same kind of man.
back on your career thus far, what would you do differently, if anything?
there anyone or anything in your life that has inspired you? Or has there
been someone whose life you wanted to imitate?
There have been a lot of people along the way that I feel are worth imitating. Nick Vujicic is one of them - because he reminds me about what's important and what's not important. My father is another. He is a faithful and kind soul, a man of integrity and conviction.
How do you handle situations
in the entertainment industry and/or everyday life that go against your set
How does it make you
feel to know people are inspired by the way you live your life?
What is the most important
message that you want your fans to walk away with, whether it's from your
career or how you live life daily?
and/or pretty, shiny things. It is about the relationships we have with our family and friends, and ultimately, God.
Also, love is far more than a feeling. Love is an action. A state of mind. Love is a way to live. Love is a choice. Love is strong stronger than we even know I think.
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