I would like to introduce AC readers to a “Brand” new country music star!! His name is Ben Brand and he has just recorded his debut music in Nashville with none other than Doug Phelps from the Kentucky Headhunters as his producer, so I am telling you now, this young man is going to be the next big name in country music.
His name is Ben Brand, he is twenty years old, and he is from a little town called Walnut Ridge, Arkansas. Ben lists people who have influenced him as being, George Jones, Merle Haggard, The Kentucky Headhunters, and Ted Nugent. He and his band have been playing for several years in the clubs in our area and have shared a stage with some impressive names such as The Bellamy Brothers, Billy Currington, Exile, T. Graham Brown, The Kentucky Headhunters, and the legendary, Merle Haggard. This new album is hot of the presses, just completed last month, and ready for your listening pleasure.
You have GOT to hear this guy sing! The new CD is called, “Branded” and once you hear him sing, you will be a fan as well. “A Girl I Never Found” has a great beat but a melancholy tone as a man who feels he has nothing to offer his dream girl tells his story and with Ben’s soulful voice telling that story, this is sure to be hit on the country charts soon. “Whoever Said It Was Easy” has Ben singing about trying to figure it all out (love, that is) and features some great piano playing along with an awesome beat from a great drummer. These mp3 sound effects will do well in any club setting or concert stage. My favorite song is called “Aint No Telling” (what a man in love might do), and I love this song! I have listened to it over and over just to hear Ben’s clear, strong voice. It is such a great country song and Ben’s smooth vocals remind me a little of Travis Trent on this one. There are three other great songs on this album as well, called, “I Don’t Wanna Hang Out With Me”, “Sometimes You Gotta Die A Little”, and “So Am I”. AND LADIES, this guy is not only the best new singer around, but he is also the best looking one too!! He is about 6’2″, blondish hair, and well, just go see for yourself! Ben is a great performer and a great guy. This is a MUST GET album and Ben Brand is a MUST SEE new artist that will make you a “Branded for life” fan!
Ben and his band are currently playing around here, in our local area, BUT, they will be playing at the Opryland Hotel with Jim Witt and Cash Vegas on January 31, in Nashville, TN, and on February 2nd, they will be playing in Elizabethtown, Kentucky, and February 22, at Cajuns Warf in Little Rock, Arkansas. You can get a total list of their appearances and listen to their music by going to Ben Brand’s myspace page. DO NOT MISS THIS GUY IN CONCERT!! For booking information, contact David Kellums-870-450-0400 or 870-239-9786.