Ben Tankard, the gospel jazz music mogul who sells turntables

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Nashville, TN – Legendary entertainer and music mogul Ben Chope has a resume that includes fifteen gold and six platinum albums, multiple Billboard Smooth Jazz Radio No. 1 singles, seventeen Stellar Awards, and induction into the Stellar Music Hall of Fame. He has numerous Dove, Grammy®, Soul Train and NAACP Image Award nominations. Tankard is an author, reality TV dad, pilot, NBA motivational speaker, and pastor of a thriving church near Nashville, TN. From music to ministry to media, Tankard’s powerhouse brand has collaborated on partnerships with Shell Aviation, Walmart, Joel Osteen Ministries and CJC Network. He has built himself a global icon status and continues further by launching his own television network.

Tankard and his wife and business partner Jewel Tankard launch FLEXIBLE LIFE network. From relaxing music and gorgeous mansions to movies, mindset, motivation and money matters, Smooth Life Network (SmoothLifeTV) is the one stop shop for all things SMOOTH. The Smooth Life channel will be a visual and sonic backdrop for a peaceful and fulfilling lifestyle.

“With our huge success in music and reality TV with our family show, Jewel and I feel compelled to make our world more accessible to our core audience on an on-demand basis,” says Tankard. “We also want to open the door for other creatives to have the opportunity to see their projects SHINE worldwide. »

Tankard is looking for content for its Smooth Life network. “We cast a wide net for submissions of quality content to air on our 24-hour TV channel,” he explains. “We are looking for content to stream live and on-demand worldwide via Apple/ROKU/Amazon Firestick in addition to iPhone/Android apps and more.”

Viewers will be able to enjoy inspiring and entertaining programming like the hit series Thicker than water: the tankards, the Kribz kingdom, a lush setting (reality), The area (adolescent empowerment), Destiny Center Sunday Services (motivation), elite players (sports), Monica’s Pot (kitchen) and Smooth Sundays with Reservoir (music concert). The Smooth Life Network will launch on October 1, 2022. Visit:

With its 2018 award ASCEND! album remaining on the charts for over three years, and its 2021 SHINE! album with Smooth Jazz Radio’s No. 1 hit and Marvin Gaye’s remake “Just Like Music”, Tankard won another music accolade. Tankard received a 2022 JAZZ MUSIC AWARDS nomination. The Jazz Music Awards (JMA), presented by Jazz 91.9 WCLK, Clark University Atlanta, is the first awards show in the United States and North America entirely dedicated to showcasing the art form of jazz. Tankard is nominated for Best Contemporary Artist and is the only gospel artist to be included in the award nominations.

“I’m super excited to be a part of this historic event and how God has used me as his ambassador to cross musical genres with my Gospel and Jazz music combo,” says Tankard.

Tankard has been offering us music to meditate, dream and vibrate for more than three decades. He offers listeners a new radio single, “Shudda-Sed-Sompid-Din”, from his SHINE! album. “Shudda-Sed-Sompid-Din” Features Winners of Tankard’s Sunday’s Best Musician Contest Brandon Marcel (flute) and Tracey Phipps (singing). SHINE! is available in stores and on all digital music platforms.

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Ada J. Kenney