Conversations with Missy: Benton Blount

by Missy Wolf / 3127 days ago / Comments

For an artist who does not have to prove he is country, he sure proved he's got talent! Meet Benton Blount. This guy can sing! He is special. His voice is captivating. It is no wonder to me that he finished in the top ten of America's Got Talent.

Often when researching an artist before having a conversation with them, I look for something that stands out to me. It could be a simple thing. Sometimes it is a quote. Other times it is a funny story I have to know more about, or it is an emotion I feel when reading. It was no different with Benton.

Imagine being 18 years old and having your Pastor stick a microphone in front of your mouth during a performance. Would you keep singing? Would your jaw drop? I would turn and run out of fear! Not Benton. He continued to sing. What came out of his mouth made the jaws drop of those who were fortunate enough to hear him. That was the moment. That was the catalyst for it all. Listen to Benton as he credits his Pastor and friend, Tim Little, for doing just that. Tim knew what Benton had. He saw the gift inside him and the music world is better off for it.

Benton and I spoke about what it has been like since that day and how being in the band 7 Miles has been. As you can probably imagine, Benton is a very busy man since his amazing top 10 finish on AGT. Listen to our conversation to hear more about his experience as a contestant on the popular reality series, as well as what he is doing now. 

For many artists, social media is a great way to stay in touch, so please go follow him on Twitter, like his Facebook page and follow him on Instagram. Subscribe to his YouTube channel for all his spectacular videos such as, "I Don't Have to Prove I'm Country." His music is going to leave you wanting more, so the good news is....wait for it....he has new Christmas music available for download!!! You are welcome. OK, go check out our conversation and then SHARE IT! Thanks. ~Missy



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About Missy Wolf

Missy Wolf Co-Founder, Editor, Journalist & Vice President of the American Country Music Association

From an early age I knew music and entertainment were in my blood. I have always been enamored with the idea of being in this industry, though I never wanted to be a front and center "Star". Taking the audience behind the scenes for up close conversations with the artists they love is where I want to be. Life in lyrics has always been my style, so as my favorite country artist Wade Hayes sings, I am living my life and chasing my dreams! Conducting interviews, meeting talented people and sharing stories and adventure are my passion. My new favorite hashtag is #iaskyouanswer, so stay tuned for more interviews, articles and adventures!