James Wesley Prosser (born in Mound Valley, Kansas) is an American country music singer. In 1999, Prosser released the album Life Goes On through Warner Bros. Records. Ten years later, he signed to Broken Bow Records under the name James Wesley. Wesley has released five singles for this label: "Jackson Hole," the top 40 hits "Real" and "Didn't I", "Walking Contradiction" and "Thank a Farmer", all of which will be included on his second studio album, Real.
Early life and career:
Prosser was born James Wesley Prosser in Mound Valley, Kansas.
Life Goes On:
James Wesley Prosser was born in Mound Valley, Kansas. He played music at several venues in college before meeting songwriter Rodney Clawson, who has co-written singles by Jason Aldean and George Strait. Prosser signed to a recording deal with Warner Bros. Records and recorded his debut album, Life Goes On, in 1999. The album produced two singles which charted on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks (now Hot Country Songs) chart. Allmusic gave the album three stars, saying that Prosser's "singing and writing ... are truly unique."
After the release of this album, Prosser worked various blue collar jobs. He returned to Nashville in 2006.
Wesley signed to Broken Bow in 2009 and released his first single for the label, "Jackson Hole," on December 7, 2009. This song debuted at number 54 on the Billboard Hot Country Songs charts dated for January 16, 2010. Later in 2010, Wesley charted again with the song "Real", written by Neal Coty and Jimmy Melton. "Real" was made into a music video in September 2010, directed by Chris Hicky. Wesley's third single for Broken Bow, "Didn't I," was released in April 2011. It was followed by "Walking Contradiction", co-written by Kip Moore, which did not make Top 40. His next single was "Thank a Farmer", written by Steve Bogard, Josh Thompson, and Dustin Lynch, and inspired by a 2013 Dodge Ram commercial incorporating Paul Harvey's "So God Made a Farmer" speech. This song also failed to make Top 40 on the country charts.