After playing back woods bars and Pennsylvania prisons, Ben Gallaher came to Nashville, Tennessee with 12 songs, 6 strings, and 1 dream. In 2014, Gallaher signed a record deal with Sony Music Nashville and is currently touring, writing, and in the studio.
After one year at Penn State University, he transferred to Nashville's Belmont University where he graduated in May of 2014 with a degree in Entertainment Industry Studies.
As a songwriter, Ben says, "I write about the common man, because those are the people I grew up with. In every song there's a story about life, and what we hope to become and the highs and lows on our journey." Not only do his lyrics and melodies make you want to pump your fist and sing along, but as an extremely talented lead guitarist with a stage presence beyond his years, he can entertain and engage an audience. Chicken pickin' rock 'n' roll riffs woven into country rock anthems are distinguishing his music style.
The twenty three-year-old Pennsylvania-native has captured national media attention, built an adoring online community, and is proving himself as a singer, songwriter, lead guitarist, and entertainer. Sharing the stage with headlining acts Tyler Farr, Lee Brice, Parmalee, Brantley Gilbert, Colt Ford, Craig Campbell, Frankie Ballard, and more, Ben is fire and kerosene on stage. His live performance is full of an energy and enthusiasm that comes from deep within his DNA. With equal parts passion, heart, and hard work, he is building a loyal fan base one song and one town at a time.
When Ben is not singing, writing, or performing, you'll find him fishing at the nearest lake or stream, or counting the days until buck season. As an Eagle Scout, Ben has a passion for giving back to his community. To connect with Ben, visit Facebook.com/BenGallaherMusic or @Ben_Gallaher on Twitter.