Adam Dilworth artistically known as A.D. was born on January 6, 1989 and raised in Austin, Texas. His mom and dad raised him in a Christian home teaching him the best way they possibly knew how. On July 18, 1999 Adam decided that he wanted to be baptized and become a member of God’s family. As joyous as this occasion was, trouble still followed him close by. Adam not only wrestled with the pressures of drugs, sex and violence like every other young teenager in America wrestles with today but he ultimately struggled with his identity and who he was. Eventually, the ways of the world began to rub off on Adam and he began to rebel against what he had been taught at an early age. As Adam continued to experience the world in rebellious ways, there were many close calls that could have damaged his future or ultimately ended his life.
Through the unique storms Adam has faced in his life, he came to the realization that without them he would not be who he has become today and is still becoming. Adam is a student now at Abilene Christian University studying Youth and Family Ministry and life isn’t quite the same. Because of his past experiences, he never forgets how important it is to keep God first in his life before anything else. Adam is focused now on giving back to God what he gave him from the start. Music is one of the ways that Adam has chosen to give back. In December of 2013, Adam (artistically known as A.D.) released his first mixtape entitled, “The Message” sharing his testimony and life experiences to the listeners. Now that he has his sights set on what is most important, his goal is to impact others through his music and his lifestyle.
IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: What city and state are you from?
A.D: I am from Austin, Texas.
IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: What is your music background?
A.D: My music background is very diverse. As a child I listened to songs by the Beach Boys, Mariah Carey, Boyz II Men, Earth Wind and Fire, and Timbaland.
IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: What are your songs about?
A.D: My songs are about my testimony and the every day battles and victories that we go through in life. As a Christian I am coming from a biblical perspective in my lyrics and share the wisdom I’ve learned thus far.
IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: Who are your musical influences?
A.D: My music influences are very broad. I like all types of good music from the latter years up until now. Currently I listen to Christian rappers like Lecrae, This’l, Andy Mineo and Flame.
IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: How would you describe your music to people?
A.D: I would describe my music as real and authentic.
IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: What makes you stand out from other artists?
A.D: What makes me stand out from other artists is my uniqueness and ability to stay in my lane and be who I am.
IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: Tell us about one of the hardest challenges you had to face in your music career and how did you overcome?
A.D: The 30-day consultation period might be the hardest challenge I have ever had to face. Other than that, it would just be the difficulty of finding my own way of doing things as an artist.
IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: What are some upcoming projects you are currently working on?
A.D: Right now I am working on a new project similar to “The Message.” The title of the project is to be determined soon.
IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: What are your career goals? Where do you see yourself in 10 years?
A.D: My career goals are to continue to release successful projects that continue to open doors for new opportunities well after I leave this earth.
IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: How can your fans access your music and contact you?
A.D: My fans can access my music currently through Noisetrade, Facebook and Soundcloud. My name is Adam Dilworth and my stage name is “A.D.”
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