Born and raised at the feet of the Smoky Mountains in the small town of Seymour, Tennessee, Ben Whisler learned that happiness is found through the simple things. For him, this meant duck blinds, rope swings, and bonfires with a guitar in his hands. He grew up surrounded by musical influences of two sides. On one side, the free spirited, loud, and in-your-face sound of classic rock legends fueled his desires to crank a guitar to 11. On the other, the twang of Nashville and old time string melodies pulled him into the sounds of real, homegrown music. Combined together, his songs embody the attitude of American rock & roll expressed through a Southern voice. Now in Music City, Ben has the help of incredible musicians and close friends to share the stage with him and bring his music to life. His musical philosophy is simple: if it’s not fun, if it’s not real, it’s not worth it.
Beginning his musical career behind a drum kit, music has always been the major influence on Ben’s life. After picking up the guitar in his early high school years he found his passion for music was leading him to center stage with a six string and a microphone. His songwriting combines a down-to-earth, conversational attitude with heartfelt experiences, all over edgy guitar riffs and fiddle melodies.
Ben, as well as his band members, now attend college in Nashville and have begun working with industry professionals. In the short time they have been together, they have finished two successful tours, performing in New York, New Jersey, Virginia, and different parts of Tennessee. Ben’s debut single, “Where the Moon Shines,” found airplay on Knoxville’s 107.7 WIVK, accompanied by an on air performance. The song as also been aired on other stations, spanning all the way to New York.