Ben Tankard—known as the godfather of the gospel jazz music scene— is the genre's bestselling artist/producer of all time, earning several gold records and awards along the path of a critically acclaimed career. Aside from music, Ben is a former professional basketball player and motivational speaker for the NBA’s Development League (D-League). With success as his end goal, he uses his competitive spirit to empower others to discover their own hidden talents. Working with his wife, children, and church family to achieve their spiritual and business goals, he is also launching his Full Tank big and tall men's clothing line and writing a self-help book titled The Full Tank Life. This season, Ben prepares to celebrate his 25th anniversary in the music industry and deals with the ultimate parenting challenge, how to let go of his children. Although he may not always have the answers, he never loses faith that God will keep him and his family on course.
The Latest from Ben
Will Marcus Stay, or Will He Go?
Ben Tankard starts putting more pressure on Marcus and Tish to stay in town.
Ben Brings Dinner to a Screeching Halt
When Ben Tankard brings up pie at the family dinner in Austin, he isn't talking dessert.
I try to give as much love and support to all family members, despite where they are on the income ranks.Read Cast Blog
It makes me proud to see how he overcame the side effects of having a semi-absentee father and how he still honors me like I'm some sort of Super Dad.Read Cast Blog
Brooklyn Is Ready to Leave the Nest
Brooklyn Tankard may be ready to leave the Tankard Palace, but Ben and Jewel aren't so sure.
Ben Gets a Closet Makeover
Cyrene Tankard is doing for Ben Tankard what Kanye did for Kim.
Ben: What's a Bae?
by Ben Tankard