Ben Tankard

Net Worth: $5'000'000

Ben Tankard

$5'000'000

Ben Tankard is an American gospel musician who has a net worth of $5’000’000. He is often referred to as the Godfather of Gospel and Jazz. Ben is pastor of The Destiny Center church in Murfreesboro, Tennessee. Ben Tankard and his wife Jewel Tankard have become the subjects of bravo’€™s Thicker Than Water reality series. The show chronicles The lives of Ben, Jewel, their five children, and one grandchild. Ben Tankard was born on 10 January 1964 in Daytona Beach, Florida. His father was a minister, and His mother was a missionary. During his childhood, he played the drums in church. He played tuba in school and was awarded a basketball scholarship. Ben was selected for the NBA draft, but before his season started, he hurt his knee and had to leave. Tankard went to church During a period of homelessness and was inspired by a revival service to turn his life around. Music Career Ben immediately shifted his focus to producing, writing, and performing gospel Music Without a beat. The decision to focus on a music career proved to be a very good decision, and today, Ben Tankard is sometimes referred to as The Quincy Jones of gospel music. He began playing the keyboard and spent many years as a dog catcher to make ends meet. Soon He was hired as a keyboard demonstrator by a music store. It was there he learned about the arrangement and recording of recordings. He began a small home studio and released his first album in 1989, All Keyed Up, on Atlanta International Records. Soon after, he won a gospel Stellar Award for new artist of the year. He followed up with a Keynote Speaker in 1990. He has won a large number of major music awards and nominations Since bursting onto the scene in the early 1990s. Tankard discovered Yolanda Adams and signed her to his indie Tribute label, and produced her albums “€œThrough the Storm,”€ “€œSave the World,”€ “€œMore Than A Melody”€ and “€œYolanda Live in Washington. The two worked on more than 40 compositions. He credits her voice for helping shape his production style and his keyboard playing. He has released a steady string of best-selling albums as a solo artist and albums for other artists. In 2002, Tankard and his wife started the Destiny Center Church In Murfreesboro, Tennessee, which is also the national headquarters for the record label Tribute/Ben-Jamin”€™. In June 2012, Tankard released his eighteenth studio album, “€œBen Tankard/Full Tank”€ on his revamped Tribute Records. The lead single from this release was Sunday Vibes with Tim Bowman on guitar. It became the No. 1 most played song on Watercolors Sirius XM. The album debuted its first week on The Billboard and Amazon. Com top sellers charts in three categories: Jazz, Gospel, and Southern Gospel, a first for Tankard in that genre. Tankard announced his upcoming new album SHINE would be published in 2021 On his website and social media. He has won twelve Stellar Awards and three Grammy nominations, and eight Dove Award nominations. He is the world’€™s best-selling gospel jazz instrumentalist and has produced and written tracks for numerous other artists, including Taking 6 Kelly Price, Gerald Albright Twinkie Clark John P. Kee, Shirley Murdock, Fred Hammon, and Gerald Albright, among many others. He also performs more than 100 concerts every year and makes personal appearances. Ben is also a licensed pilot, and he flies to most of his concerts on his own fleet of airplanes. He is a volunteer at Urban Eagles, which focuses on teaching children about aviation careers. He is a longtime member of the American Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association as well as the Cessna Pilots Association. Since 2012, Tankard has worked with the NBA as a musician and speaker, providing support for the NBA office of player development. His role here allows him to encourage players to find hobbies and passions beyond basketball. Tankard plays smooth jazz mini concertos on the piano. During his motivation sessions with young players while the players write down their goals and plans. Tankard and his family have starred in the reality tv series Thicker Than Water for the Bravo network Since 2013. He wrote a motivational self-help book named The Full Tank Life In August 2015. It was a national bestseller and was named the Inspirational Book of the Year 2016 by Essence Magazine. Tankard has been a writer with BMI Broadcast Music Inc for over 25 years. Awards and Honors over his career, Ben has released 15 gold albums and six platinum albums. He and Shirley Murdock received Gold records for their WOW Gospel 2006 collaboration which climbed to No. 1 on the Gospel chart and No. 20 on the Billboard Top 200. It was certified Gold for more sales of over 500’000 units. His arrangement of Lionel richie’€™s song Jesus Is Love was among the most played gospel songs on Sirius XM Radio for ten years. Tankard’€™s CanTANKerous album reached No 1 in 2017. Smooth Jazz is number 1 on the Amazon bestseller list. Tankard has received numerous Grammy nominations (appearing on the Award ballot in 2012 for six awards, which included Pop Instrumental Album, Improvised Jazz Solo, Instrumental Composition, Instrumental Arrangement, and Instrumental Arrangement for vocal and Engineered Album,) Dove Award nominations, and many Stellar Awards including Best Instrumental Album of 2010 for “€œMercy, Mercy, Mercy. This album was the first album in Billboard magazine’€™s history to appear simultaneously on the gospel contemporary jazz and jazz chart. In July 2011, Tankard was presented with the Atlanta gospel fest Lifetime Achievement Award for Musical Excellence. Tankard won the Stellar gospel Awards for his album Full Tank 2 On 20 February 2016. 0. The Gospel Stellar Award is considered The highest honor in Gospel Music, and winning this award 15 times makes Tankard The most decorated Gospel Instrumentalist of all time. Tankard was inducted into the gospel music Honors Hall of Fame In March 2018. His album “€œRise! She was nominated for NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Jazz Album in 2019.

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Published: 19/08/2022
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Jan 10, 1964
Male
10913
Record Producer, Motivational Speaker, Pianist, Music Arranger
United States of America

Present Rank:

10913

Historical Rank:

13315

Date of Birth:

Jan 10, 1964

Date of Death:

Age:

58

Profession:

Record Producer, Motivational Speaker, Pianist, Music Arranger

Nationality:

United States of America

Gender:

Male

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$28’400’000
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#4688
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