Ben Johnson


Ben Johnson is a songwriter and producer signed to a joint publishing venture with Nashville-based Tape Room Music and LA-based APG. Johnson, who calls Nashville home, is also signed to Stoney Creek Records/BBR with his band Track45 with his two sisters, Jenna and KK. Originally from Meridian, Mississippi, Johnson grew up with aspirations to pursue a music career in Nashville. He played piano and cello along with many other instruments, ultimately laying a foundation for him to produce records later on. At age 19, Johnson moved to Nashville to attend Belmont University with a cello scholarship. He continued to refine his skills and gained the attention of hit writers in Nashville and LA. Four years into this dedicated process, Johnson met songwriter Ashley Gorley, who stepped in as a mentor and coach, providing feedback on songs. In 2018, Johnson got the break of a lifetime when Charlie Puth cut his song “Patient” which opened doors for a publishing joint venture with APG and Tape Room in January 2019. Since then, Johnson has landed cuts across genres, including Justin Timberlake, Meek Mill, Thomas Rhett, Weezer, David Guetta, HARDY, and more. Johnson has earned 7 number-one singles including Dierks Bentley’s “Gone,” Parmalee’s “Take My Name,” and Lee Brice’s “One of Them Girls.” He has also produced projects for UMG Country artist Kylie Morgan (alongside hit songwriter/producer Shane McAnally), Tape Room Records’ Hunter Phelps and Republic Records recording artist some girl named anna. In 2021, Johnson’s co-written song “One of Them Girls,” performed by Lee Brice, had an unprecedented sweep across ASCAP, BMI, and SESAC for Country Song of The Year. His latest releases include Russell Dickerson, HARDY, Elle King, and more.

Number One Songs:

“Take My Name” - Parmalee

“One OF Them Girls” - Lee Brice

“New Truck” - Dylan Scott

“Best Thing Since Backroads” - Jake Owen

“All My Favorite Songs” - Weezer

“Gone” - Dierks Bentley

“Beers On Me” - Dierks Bentley, HARDY, Breland