Ben Moseley is a country artist and songwriter that hails from Alabama in the US. This country singer is known for his dedication to family life as well as throwing down some truly amazing country songs.
In 2019 Moseley posted a video to his social media that went viral, the video features Moseley playing his guitar and singing Tom Petty’s “All Right For Now” whilst his tiny baby girl rests on top of his guitar. This stunning rendition of the song truly highlights Moseley’s raspy, southern country tone, perfectly in tune and hitting every subtle note. The lyrics of the song are truly suited to the occasion of rocking his baby girl to sleep. The video is a truly intimate piece, showcasing Moseley’s love for his family and how music is intertwined with his family life. Plus, I dare anyone not to find this video adorable. See the full video below.
In recent years country music has seen a huge rise in popularity across the globe and with artists like Moseley on the scene, it really isn’t surprising. Moseley performs with his band The Contraband who have been playing music together for some time. The beautiful thing about Moseley is the fact that he has the talent to play in a band, as well as the ability to sing solo and unaccompanied whilst maintaining his performing presence and style.
Moseley has a raspy but not too harsh voice, which flows like a finger of smooth Alabama-style whiskey. His voice is somewhat reminiscent of fellow country artist Brad Paisley, with swinging bridges and a storytelling tone in each of his songs.
Moseley’s most recent EP released in 2020 “Opry in My Mind” is a true swinging country song, filled with southern style guitar and that trademark country “twang” that is synonymous with country singers the world over.
The pieces roll on like a well-timed dance, telling the tale of the song with blissful ease. The story features Moseley playing the part of a prison inmate sent down at the young age of nineteen, dreaming of performing and listening to shows in a good ol’ country opry and the struggles he faces whilst in prison. For those who are wondering what on earth an opry is, it is an American colloquialism that describes a venue which hosts country music, similar to an opera venue, but for country musicians.