Wes Shipp is a name you may not know, but you will soon enough. Wes comes out of Florida with a voice comparable to Kentucky’s native son, Keith Whitley. After many years spent traveling, busking, and trying to survive while being addicted to drugs, Wes knows what it means to struggle, to fight for everything he wants in life. By grace and an amazing voice, he has not only put his demons behind him, he has excelled in doing so. He was filmed outside of the North Little Rock Walmart busking while in active addiction. His talent could not be denied as the video took off on a trajectory to viraldom. Since that video, Wes has kept the momentum going by writing original songs that weave a story that anyone can relate to like the tear-jerking “My Old Man”, the outlaw story of survival “Back Here in Ocala”, and his newest hit “Citrus County Jail”. His covers of Keith Whitley have been shared by the Whitley family on their social media platforms multiple times. He has played with some of the greats like Billy Don Burns multiple times over the last couple of years as well as rising outlaw country’s finest musicians like Whey Jennings, yes Waylon’s grandson, and had co-writes with Whey, Creed Fisher, Jared Hill & Cass Jones. Whether he is playing a set of all originals or a mix of his original songs and covering classic country, Wes Shipp is always there to put on a show and entertain the crowd. It’s only a matter of time before the masses know his name.