Soulful. Southern. Gentleman.
Born and raised on the banks of the Singing River in Muscle Shoals, Alabama, his cousin Buddy played upright for Hank at the Opry and waited in vain for him at what would have been his final concert. Buddy played bass 'til his fingers bled recording one of George Jones greatest singles. And in his long career, he wrote and produced hundreds of hits, worked closely with the likes of Joe Tex & Paul McCartney—and became a self-made Nashville kingpin. Ben's Mother shares a birthday with Ella Fitzgerald and Albert King, but it's his soulful voice that speaks volumes. Ben Killen is truly one of a kind.
He is currently a member of two bands:
• Proud Pair of Thieves
• The Grand Prospect
With Philanthropy & Entrepreneurship being central to his personal ethos, Ben also recently launched Illuminated Eyewear, his own brand of socially-conscious sunglasses.