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Overland Park's Justus West Knows Something About Success

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Overland Park, Kansas, native Justus West is an in-demand musician and producer and also writes and records his own songs.

At 22 years old, West is a master guitarist, songwriter and producer. Then there's that Grammy.

It's been a breathtaking journey for Justus West. From Overland Park, Kansas, he worked his way through Los Angeles, Atlanta and Nashville before settling in back home. Along the way, he's bumped elbows with Vince Gill, Ariana Grande and Mac Miller. But when his path crossed with John Legend's, it led to co-producing the track "Always" on Legend's "Bigger Love," which won the Grammy for Best R&B album in March.

Steve Kraske is the host of KCUR's Up To Date. Follow him on Twitter @stevekraske.
Danie Alexander is the senior producer of Up To Date.