Conversations with Missy: Nickolas Benson

by Missy Wolf / 2853 days ago / Comments

For many musicians making a move is inevitable. Nickolas Benson made the move from South Dakota to Los Angeles in 2005 to pursue his music career with his family’s support. He has been rocking LA ever since and gaining many followers along the way. Benson has no plans of slowing down and intends on playing as long as he can.

During our conversation, Benson revealed that music is the one career people do not usually retire from, and he expects to play until he dies. When I asked him how long he has been singing, he informed me that he has been singing since he was three years old, though it was not until he was in high school that his band teacher told him he had a good ear for music.

Like many young adults, Benson joined the military after college. At just 23 years old while stationed in Iraq/Kuwait, Benson picked up the guitar and began learning how to play. In 2003-2004, he used his new found talent to entertain the troops. This led to Benson writing a song about his life whiles stationed there that he later performed in a talent show. Listen to our conversation for more on his start in music and how Prince’s “Little Red Corvette” played a part in it.

“I forgot to mention that when I heard that song I knew It confirmed I had to do music! After I joined the military standing in a stereo store it was blasting.” -Nickolas Benson

Benson, like so many artists, has many musical influences. In his song “Hot for You” it is not hard to see that one of these musical influences are non-other than the Rolling Stones. We spoke about these influences and more in our conversation, so be sure to listen now.

With new music coming out from his band, Last Minute Villains, Benson will be making his fans across the globe elated. Follow Benson and his band on social media and be sure to get Last Minute Villains debut single released on Mother’s Day, “Rodeo and the Radio.” Until next time. ~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!