Who is Ben Parker?
Ben Parker is a musician, singer, and songwriter from Moulton, Alabama. He is a seasoned performer with a fine appreciation for diverse musical styles ranging from Merle Haggard to John Mayer and from Alabama to Journey. Ben takes bits and pieces from these masters and uses their influence to shape his own sound. This unique style has allowed him the opportunity to share the stage with headline acts such as Restless Heart, John Anderson, and Confederate Railroad.
Ben started playing guitar at the age of eight. At nine years old he wrote his first song. At twelve he started his own band. By fourteen, he completed work on his first recording featuring his original music. He has performed at BB Kings, The Nashville Palace, and festivals across the state including the Watermelon Festival, the WhistleStop Festival, the Shoals Spirit of Freedom, and numerous others. He has also performed on Muscle Shoals to Music Row, at the Alabama Governor's Mansion and songwriter venues including Jim Parker's Songwriter Showcase.
In 2011, Ben and his band, The Ben Parker Project, won the prestigious Muscle Shoals to Music Row Battle of the Bands. They represented the state of Alabama in Jackson, TN. In 2012, Ben won the Panoply Homegrown Talent competition at Panoply of the Arts in Huntsville, Alabama.
He graduated high school in May 2016 and is attending Calhoun Community College on a jazz band scholarship. He is active in the music department at his church, and continues to write and perform with his own band as well as playing guitar for others.
Whistlestop Festival, Huntsville, AL with Restless Heart
Sheffield Street Party, Sheffield, AL with John Anderson and Confederate Railroad
Paul Stroud Concerts By The River, Decatur, AL
Concerts in the Park, Big Spring Park, Huntsville, AL
Maywood Camp Fundraiser Dinner, Bevill State College
Panoply of the Arts Festival, Huntsville, AL
National Cornbread Festival, South Pittsburg, TN
Railroad Festival, Amory, MS,
Hidden Cove Resort, Arley, AL
Spirit of Freedom Celebration, McFarland Park, Florence, AL
Alabama Jubilee, Point Mallard Park, Decatur, AL
1st Fridays Florence, AL
3rd Friday's Decatur, AL
Morgan County Fair, Decatur, AL
Relay for Life Events in Moulton, Decatur, Russellville
Nashville Palace, Legends Corner, B.B. Kings Nashville, Alabama Governer's Mansion, Princess Theater, Roxy Theater, VBC Playhouse, Longhorn Rodeo at VBC Arena
Where has Ben played?
About the band,
The Ben Parker Project is a country band with diverse roots running through many different genres of music. Their shows feature high energy performances with primarily country selections from Merle Haggard to Keith Urban, but you will also hear an occasional blues, or classic rock due to the influence of their musical heritage. The show provides something for every member of the family enjoy!