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 award-winning songwriter Ashley Gorley, who stepped in as a mentor and coach. Each month, Johnson sent Gorley what he’d been working on — proving his tenacity and work ethic — and in turn, Gorley provided feedback on his music. In 2018, Johnson got the break of a lifetime when Charlie Puth cut his song “Patient” which earned him 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, Kane Brown, HARDY, and more. Johnson has earned 4 number one singles including Dylan Scott’s “New TrucK”, Paramalee’s “Take My Name”, Jake Owen’s “Best Thing Since Backroads”, and Dierks Bentley, Hardy, and Breland’s “Beers On Me”. 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.