"Breakthrough Country Artist" 2018
"Create something worthy"
Brian Lee Bender is on the rise, blending his classic rock and pop infused sounds into modern country. Like most artists he got his start covering other artists learning multiple instruments, licks and the art of delivering a well crafted song. Realizing that he was born to create songs and sounds, he began releasing original works and has since published 50 original songs, 4 full length CD's, 1 EP and has appeared on 2 compilation CD's
“I look to make something honest and relatable, universal and worthy of someone’s time,” Brian says. “I feel that those who are dedicated to their craft, who are good people at heart, and who use their gifts to make someone’s day better are those who have influenced me most. That said, there is a ton of good music out there in many genres. To be fair, I just give credit to musical goodness – as in I know it when I hear it.
His performing style is inviting, fun, energetic, and effective at creating something timeless. He always seems to find the magic in playing live. For him it’s all about responding to the crowd. He is a fearless performer and takes risks to get the crowd on his side. Because of this, Brian isn’t picky about his stage or audience. The best venue, he says, is one with music lovers and a sound guy.
He is into every type of musical style. From Bach to Elton John, bluegrass to tribal drumming, and Brazilian Choro for mandolin to classical jazz guitar, He takes it wherever he goes. He jokes he can often be found belting along to the radio while on the road or doing chores around the house.
Brian’s personality is just as inviting and engaging as his music. His sincerity shines through in his casual conversation just as much as his lyrics. Aside from touring, Brian’s hobbies include tennis, yoga, cross fit, family time, and traveling. He is a proud father and uncle and considers family time a big part of staying healthy.
Artist quotes and things
“Music is still a mystery and a perpetual challenge, a daily ritual of pushing towards something,” Brian says, “if even just to repeat another great musical moment, exploring new horizons, or finding it’s inner secret.”
"There is no better experience than to connect with somebody you have never met over a song you wrote". In this pursuit, you meet and share time with perfect strangers who become blessings in your life, whether they are fans, studio musicians, people working behind the scenes, its all good.
"Ultimately my music should make you feel good, think a little or simply want to crank it up and sing along”.
“Brian is truly an artist with his own unique style that transcends across multi genres,” says Grammy® nominated producer and label president Dave Moody. “His songwriting is catchy and he has a unique way of wrapping his phrases around a memorable melody.”
We are exciting to announce our
opening the show for Don Felder
in Zanesville OH
August 24th at 8 PM