American country music artist who released his debut album in 2003 and two hit singles: "One Last Time" and "Say Yes."
He played in local bands while in high school and, after graduation, he worked as an air traffic controller for four years while also performing with the band Silverado.
He was born with the name Dean and took his stage name after an announcer mistakenly introduced him as Dusty for a show.
He is the middle child of seven children and became inspired by country music after his father and grandfather exposed him to the genre.
He has been an opening act for Garth Brooks.