Ben grew up in a small town in Kentucky called Dawson Springs, and learned to play the piano by listening and watching his dad play. He then attended Belmont University in Nashville, TN, and graduated with a degree in vocal composition in 1996. He continues to record and perform his own music while balancing that with a career as a teacher. His influences include Elton John, Billy Joel, and Sting.
"I've been working on original music that means a lot to me, and that I'm hoping you'll let me share with you.
I just gave all my Facebook fans a free download when I reached 150 fans, and I'll be doing it again when I hit 200."