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LP Creative Therapy Workshop Grand Finale

Last night at The Green Light was a blast, thanks to the LP Creative Therapy workshop with LeAnn Phelan.

After months of online music adventures, my classmates and I finally met in person for a fantastic Nashville-style performance. The vibes…

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A Casual Chat with Chris DuBois

I recently had the incredible opportunity to participate in an LP Creative Therapy workshop, and the highlight was getting to ask Chris DuBois, the renowned songwriter and music publisher (Sea Gayle Music) a burning question.

I asked him to paint…

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A Mentorship Moment with Benita Hill

Zoom calls may have become the norm, but when it's with someone like Benita Hill, nerves are inevitable. As a background singer for the Allman Brothers, an artist in her own right, and the genius behind Garth Brooks' hit "Two…

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A Casual Chat with Trent Willmon

I recently had the chance to throw a question at Trent Willmon during an LP Creative Therapy workshop, and boy, did it turn out to be a laid-back and insightful chat.

I asked him about what he looks for in…

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Artist Date: Opry at the Ryman Recap

Hey y'all! Just had the most amazing night at the Ryman Auditorium for Opry at the Ryman, and I couldn't wait to spill the beans on all the goodness that went down. Grab a cozy seat, maybe a cup of…

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A Casual Chat with Cary Barlowe

I recently had the wonderful opportunity to partake in an LP Creative Therapy workshop, where I engaged in a heart-to-heart with the exceptionally skilled and Grammy-nominated songwriter, Cary Barlowe.

Our conversation kicked off with my question to Cary about his…

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Music and Tradition at Bobby's Idle Hour

Last Thursday was a night to remember, filled with music, tradition, and the warmth of friendship. It marked the beginning of a new chapter in my musical journey, and I couldn't be more excited to share the highlights with you.

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A Day at Blackbird Studio: A Musical Dream Come True

Hey, music enthusiasts! I've got a thrilling story to share with you, and it's all about a day I'll never forget at the renowned Blackbird Studio in Nashville.

Thanks to a fantastic opportunity from American Songwriter Magazine and the wonderful…

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River Ranch Music Fest | August 20, 2022

I'm so excited to be joining this amazing lineup! Get your tickets early and save.

Friday only: $35 advance/ $40 at the gate 

Saturday only: $40 advance/$45 at the gate 

Weekend pass: $65 advance/$75 at the…

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CAM award for "Outstanding Musical Achievement"

Here's a video of when Nolan Apostle surprised me after my show at Renegade Winery, with the 2021 CAM Award for "Outstanding Musical Achievement". I'm so very grateful to all who nominated me and for everyone that's supported me over…

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The Future of the Benson Songwriter Exchange


As many of you know, I am moving to California in a few days. So what will happen to the Benson Songwriter Exchange? It will continue on! Over the past couple months I have been gradually transitioning the…

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The Reader's Top 20 Omaha Area Bands of 2019

The Reader's annual music issue included me in their list of the Top 20 Omaha area bands! It's such an honor to be included alongside internationally successful artists like Conor Oberst, Matthew Sweet, Cursive, The Faint as well as talented…

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Omaha Music Scene: Print Publications

My favorite print publications for keeping in touch with the Omaha music scene are GO, The Reader, ENCOUNTER and FOCUS. They're all really great at exposing new talent and providing updates on the established names. I usually pick up my…

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