Posted: 10:20 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2014
By Elisabeth Kramer
Ben Briley lends a country flavor to this year’s American Idol and, as we well know, Idol loves itself a good country singer. With his guitar in hand and his piano skills set, Ben’s a talented performer. So much so, that we’ve heard he makes it into the Top 31 for Season 13.
So who is this baseball cap-lovin' singer? Our friends at American Idol Net say he’s a public relations professional who also sings and writes music from his hometown of Gallatin, Tennessee, not far from his alma mater, Middle Tennessee State University. In case you’re wondering if this cowboy’s found a misses, Ben’s got plenty of photos from his brightly colored wedding to share.
Ben also looks to be a big fan of football, particularly of the Kansas City Chiefs and Tennessee Volunteers (which might explain that orange and purple wedding color scheme). Music, however, is how Ben devotes his YouTube channel where he has covers ranging from John Mayer to Elton John. He’s also got several classics in his repertoire including “Carolina In My Mind” by James Taylor.
For a sample of this Tennessean’s tunes, check out the videos below. Also, for a better sense of what keeps Ben busy, head over to his Twitter. There he gives us the best idea of what matters to Ben Briley: “Music keeps me going. Friends keep me humble. Family keeps me strong.”
Ben Briley Covers James Taylor's "Carolina In My Mind"
Ben Briley Covers John Mayer's "St. Patrick’s Day"
Ben Briley Covers Elton John