After playing backwoods bars and Pennsylvania prisons, Ben Gallaher came to Nashville, Tennessee with 12 songs, 6 strings, and 1 dream. In October 2014, Gallaher signed a record deal with Sony Music Nashville and soon after signed a publishing deal with Universal Music Publishing Group in May 2015. He is currently touring, writing full time, and in the studio working on his first album as a signed artist.
After one year at Penn State University, he transferred to Nashville’s Belmont University where he graduated in May of 2014 with a degree in Entertainment Industry Studies.
As a songwriter, Ben says, “I write about the common man, because those are the people I grew up with. In every song there’s a story about life, and what we hope to become and the highs and lows on our journey.” Not only do his lyrics and melodies make you want to pump your fist and sing along, but as an extremely talented lead guitarist with a stage presence beyond his years, he can entertain and engage an audience. Chicken pickin’ rock ‘n’ roll riffs woven into country rock anthems are distinguishing his music style.
The twenty three-year-old Pennsylvania-native has captured national media attention, built an adoring online community, and is proving himself as a singer, songwriter, lead guitarist, and entertainer. Sharing the stage with headlining acts Lynyrd Skynyrd, Tyler Farr, 38 Special, Lee Brice, Parmalee, Brantley Gilbert, Colt Ford, Craig Campbell, Frankie Ballard, and more, Ben is fire and kerosene on stage. His live performance is full of an energy and enthusiasm that comes from deep within his DNA. With equal parts passion, heart, and hard work, he is building a loyal fan base one song and one town at a time.
Gallaher finished his fifth “Barbed Tour” in 2015 where he performs in Pennsylvania’s State Correctional Institutions over the span of a month during the holiday season.
When Ben is not singing, writing, or performing, you’ll find him fishing at the nearest lake or stream, or counting the days until buck season. As an Eagle Scout, Ben has a passion for giving back to his community.