Benn does a mix of Country songs and country rock songs and does both originals and well know and loved covers
SONG ARTIST Ring of Fire Johnnie Cash folsom Prison Blues Johnnie Cash Hey good Lookin’ Hank Williams You Look Good in My Shirt keith Urban friends in Low Places Garth Brooks Raw Hide Blues Brothers Copperhead Road Steve Earl Take Me Home John Denver Good Ol boys Waylon Jennings Mamas don’t let your babies grow up to be cowboys Waylon Jennings Ain’t Goin’ Down (‘Til The Sun Comes Up) Garth Brooks The Gambler Kenny Rogers Workin Man Blues Merle Haggard east Bound and Down Jerry Reed Devil Went Down to Georgia Charlie Daniels Six Days on the Road Sayyer Brown Should’ve Been a Cowboy Toby Keith As Good as I Once Was Toby Keith Small Town Saturday Night Hal Ketchum Bad Moon Rising CCR When Will I Be Loved Linda Ronstadt Good Time Alan Jackson 5 O’clock Somewhere Alan Jackson Honky Tonk Woman Rolling Stones Proud mary CCR Boot Scootin Boogie Brooks and Dunne She’s My Ute Lee Kernaghan Aliza Jane Vince Gill Wagon Wheel Daruis Rucker Beer For My Horses Willy Nelson The Outback Club Lee Kernaghan Chatahootchie Alan Jackson Drive Alan Jackson Chicken Fied Zac Brown Band We’re from the Country Tracy Bird lights on the Hill Slim Dusty Cunnamulla Fella Slim Dusty Take it easy eagles Somebody Like You keith Urban Save a Horse Big and Rich Red Solo Cup Toby Keith Jolene Dolly Parton I Like it, I love it tim Mgraw Guitars and cadilacs Dwyat Youkim country Girl (Shake it for me) luke Bryan Am I the Only One Deirks Bently Some Days You Gotta Dance Dixie Chicks On the Road again Willy NelsonRecent Career Highlights
- MO Award for Slim Dusty Country Act of the Year
- CMC Music awards “Oz Artist of the Year” and “New Oz Artist of the Year” nominee
- Winner for “Rising Male Star” in the Australian Independent Country Music Awards
- Winner of “Best New Talent” in the Victorian Country Music Awards
- Nominated for “Best New Talent” in the Australian Independent Country Music Awards
- Graduate of the Australian College of Country Music
- Finalist in the Toyota Star Maker competition
- Deni Ute Muster
- Tamworth Regional Entertainment Centre
- Caboolture Urban Country Music Festival
- Gympie Music Muster
- Tamworth Country Music Festival
- Broadbeach Country Music Festival
- Sydney Country Music Festival
- Mud, Bulls & Music Festival
- Canberra Country Music Festival
- Central Coast Country Music Festival
- Beauy Muster, Rock the Desert
Australian Country Music only has one Benn G
The knock-about bloke with that sound, that attitude, and the personality that connects with rural and regional Australia in ways that many try to emulate. There are no frills, it is just Benn, his music and a good time for all who hear him play.Benn spent his childhood travelling like many great Countrymen before him. From Dubbo to Forbes and down to Bowral his formative years brought long journeys, dusty plains and heartfelt music. For as long as he can remember Ben has been preforming. As a young boy, he wanted nothing more than to sing and play guitar like heroes, Garth Brooks, Randy Travis and John Foggerty.“I had to teach myself to play right handed cause I could not find a left handed guitar!”
But for a kid on the road, learning to play didn’t come easy. Self taught from a young age, it came down to personal commitment. Carving up his own style of Australian Country Rock, entertaining became where Benn felt the most at home.
From humble beginnings, Benn has certainly carved out a niche place in the Australian Country Music Industry. With a swag of nominations and awards under his belt there is a wave of energy behind him as he takes his second studio album to the world.
His awards pedigree includes Best New Talent in the 2011 Australian Independent Country Music Awards, nominated for Best New OZ Artist and Artist of the Year in the CMC Music Awards 2012, “Best New Artist” in the National Category of the Victorian Country Music Awards and the 2014 MO Award for “Slim Dusty Country Act of the Year”.
After the success of Benn’s debut album with four charting singles, Benn is launching his second album with U.S. hit songwriter Jason Patrick Mathews and highly acclaimed producer Bart Busch. The first single “Girls Like Guys with Trucks” reached #1 on the National Country Radio Singles charts and has created an amazing buzz within the industry.“Looking back I am amazed where life has taken me. From open mics, pubs & clubs to festivals. Each and every one has helped define my music and my passion. ”
Benn’s next single, and brand new album will be released in November 2015. With big things expected after the success of the last offering, the time is right for Benn to raise the bar and blaze a new trail.