The Dustin J. Wells Foundation is a tribute to the legacy of a very special young man.  After the loss of Dustin Jack Wells in a car accident in 2005, his family and friends searched for ways to keep his memory alive and allow his life to continue touching others.  A fund was set up and the dollars collected are used for the sole purpose of reaching out to others in Dustin's honor.

Since its inception in 2008, the benefit concert has had the support of some of music's greatest artists including Dolly Parton, Ronnie Dunn, Kellie Pickler, Dierks Bentley, Lady Antebellum, Peter Cetera, Phil Vassar, Little Big Town, Peter Frampton, Lee Greenwood, and many other generous and talented musicians who have donated their time and talent to support the efforts and causes of Dustin's Foundation.

Because of his strong love for music, donating to the W.O. Smith Music School is one way Dustin can be remembered -- by sharing the gift of music with underprivileged children in our community.  To date, over $600,000 has been donated to help fund the musical outreach programs at W.O. Smith as a direct result of the Gift of Music.   It is comforting to see that so many young lives can continue to be touched and changed in memory of Dustin.


Thank you to all the artists who have graciously shared their talents over the years.

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