Twenty-year-old Ben Troy hails from Carrickmacross, Co. Monaghan and with exceptional talent and an evident passion for music, success was imminent.
With his unmistakable love for music from the small age of three, Ben grew up with an ear for music and a knack for performing, and took to the stage for the first time at just eleven years old – where his love for country became apparent.
Beginning his career with his father as a duo, Ben soon found his comfort zone on the stage, which grew into an itch for stardom. With encouragement from his parents, after four years as a duo, Ben decided to go out on his own and make a name for himself on the country scene.
Ben grew up listening to Glen Campbell, Kenny Rodgers & Alan Jackson to name but a few, and gained inspiration from these stars, which is clear in his style of music. Musical influences also include Elvis Presley & Johnny Cash to Bob Marley & The Beatles! Ben is not only a country singer, but he is a lover of music, and loves to listen to all genres of music.
Through working with the well-known Phil Mack, on his show, Ben has been able to become more involved in the country scene, as well as getting his name out as a performer. Not only can Ben capture the heart of an audience with his voice, he also plays the guitar, tin whistle, the bass guitar, the banjo and the mandolin and has even won 2 Ulster Championships and 2 All Ireland Championship medals for playing traditional Irish music.
Over the past few years Ben has been on numerous television shows in Ireland including The All Ireland Talent Show, The Late Late Show & the highest honour in country music, the prestigious Grand Ole Opry. His current count for country music awards received is fifteen, with many more on the horizon, as Ben strives to become one of the top country stars in Ireland.
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