What started out as an acoustic solo endeavor, quickly turned into the rising Country Rock artist that’s before you. Ben Wells began uploading original and simple covers of his favorite songs on YouTube, just a couple years ago. Those “simple” covers immediately jumped from 100's of views to 100,000's of views to ultimately Millions of views. Though Ben was performing a strong solo acoustic gig circuit, there was a "missing piece". Crossing the path of experienced musicians Stephen Deloach, Seth Wooten, Rodney Baldwin, and Josh Hughes was definitely that missing piece Ben needed to form what is now the Ben Wells band. With these 5 passionate musicians all on one stage, they build a unique, “rock-hard” sound that compliments today's modern Country Music.
In the past year alone Ben has had the opportunity to share the stage with some of today's biggest acts as, Dierks Bentley, Luke Bryan, Sara Evans, Lee Brice, Montgomery Gentry, and even Randy Travis. Ben Wells and the guys are currently touring across the Southeastern US while working on his first debut studio album (due out early summer).
Earlier this year, Ben was honored to announce the partnership and management signing to Nashville Record Label, Average Joe's Entertainment. AVJ also represents artists Colt Ford, Corey Smith, Montgomery Gentry, and even The LACs and Rehab are currently on the roster.
These 5 guys have all seen different aspects of the music industry, country music, and the independent scene, and together bring an ingenious intellect that gains their growing attention nationwide.
If you take traditional country music and “smack” it in the face with outlaw rock country, you have the sound that shapes Ben Wells.
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Kelly Ballard was born in Lawrenceville, GA, and grew up in Loganville, GA. Kelly is currenlty serving in the the Army National Guard as a Military Police Officer. She was deployed to Iraq from 2007-2008. She truely has a heart for her military family. In 2012 Kelly performed with many local artist from Georgia and won the title of Today's Country Idol 2012 with WYNR Radio Station 102.5. She has recently shared the stage with Big Smo,Cody McCarver and LowCash Cowboys. Coming straight out of Glennville, GA, Kelly Ballard is a wonderful and fresh talent in the world of Country music. She has a powerful and sometimes raspy voice. She sings with character and sexiness that just hooks you into the song. Her first single "When You Go" created quite a buzz both nationally and internationally. Her follow up single "Murder Creek",released in July 9, 2012, is an edgy rockin' country beat that is a testament to the versatility of this artist. As an up and coming artist she is surely in the ranks with some of Nashville's best female country artist.