Benton Blount knows to trust his instincts. Repeatedly through his career, he s moved forward by walking through an open door, even if making that step defied logic at the time. I ve had to stop wondering why all my dreams seem to keep coming true and moving me forward, Blount says. I ve learned to trust that singing and writing songs is what I m supposed to do, because every time I focus on my music, new opportunities suddenly present themselves.
I know people look at me, with my tattoos and apperance, and they don t think I look like a country singer, he says. When I sing, I have a gruffness to my voice that s different than most country singers too. But when I start to talk, you can hear that I m as country as cornbread. And the songs, with their real-life stories and positive outlook on life, have more in common with country music than anything else. Country music is where I belong.