What is Dustin Starks music exactly? Well, you see it started years ago when I was still a kid. My parents got divorced at a younger age and that played a big toll on me. A lot of confusion, frustration, hurt, and anger started to build inside of me from a young age. I struggled with feeling unwanted. I was picked on as a child for having tourrettes (a involuntary neurological disorder, in which one has muscle spasms). This made it hard for me to fit in. I felt alone l, as if nobody wanted me. Than one day I went to a Christian concert and it was at that moment that I gave my life to a savior who wanted me and gave His life for me. I knew that music was where God wanted me. I didn't really know what that would entail at the time however.
Years went by and I started a band with my high school friends called Berean Band. We did that for a few years and it was a ton of fun, but it still just never felt right. As time went by that slowly faded off and I was left alone as a solo musician. This brought back a lot of the same struggles from my childhood. I felt alone again. I didn't understand what God was doing in my life and why. I didn't quite know what direction God wanted me to go with my music, so I ventured into a lot of different sounds and styles trying to find my mold. I came up with the stage name World Behind. World Behind went on for a few years and we had some great things come out of it, but it still just never felt like me 100%.
Finally I decided to do some acoustic sets with my acoustic guitar and the feedback was amazing! For the first time I had felt like I found my niche. Over a period of about a year I slowly transitioned into my new style and new sound. Thus, Dustin Starks music was born. I am pretty excited with the direction things are going.
The heart and mission of my music is to change lives. I want people to hear my songs and be able to relate and be changed by them. But I also want this to go further than just the music. I want to connect with people on a real level. To be transparent, to see my scars, my bruises, and where God has brought me. I don't want to be fake, and I want to be able to help people in their need. God's mercy and grace is so amazing, and I want others to experience that through me.