With almost 600 video submissions and over 32,000 votes, the public has chosen the winner of The Hourly Gig!
Drum roll please….
Ben Gallaher of Nashville, Tenn.!http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s4TUYgf–ZA&list=UUZVygc4ufGr-06_SZ9xXF0w&index=4&feature=plcp
Originally from Harrisburg, Penn., Ben is currently a junior at Belmont University in Nashville, Tenn. A singer, songwriter and guitarist, he shares his music at a variety of gigs, such as weddings, correctional institutes, festivals, backyard picnics and more.
"I am from a small town in central Pennsylvania and grew up with two older brothers who loved country music. I love the stories in the songs, the originality in country music entertainers and the energy coming from every guitar. I began playing guitar at age six and love performing live.”
Ben just finished his first album where he plays acoustic guitar, electric guitar, six-string banjo and mandolin on the self-titled record. He was recently awarded Pennsylvania's "Arpeggio" award, which is given to an entertainer who is a role model for youth in the arts statewide.
Ben works an hourly job as a landscaper, where you can find him mowing, mulching, trimming, snow removing and landscape designing.
When he's not singing, writing, playing, studying or mowing lawns, you'll find the 20-year-old Eagle Scout fishing or hunting.
Congratulations, Ben! We are looking forward to you opening for country music star Brantley Gilbert on Sept. 19, in Richmond, Va. at the Snagajob Pavilion!
Thanks to everyone who entered The Hourly Gig! We were all blown away by all of the talent. Be sure to check out our five finalists.