The Pulse of Entertainment: Ben Tankard Releases ‘Full
Tank 3' featuring Gerald Albright and Take 6
"I believe you go where you are celebrated," said 15-time Stellar Award winning keyboardist Ben Tankard about his
choice of featured artists on his new album "Full Tank 3: CanTANKerous." "(I picked them) not because their
singles are popular and can sell records but they're friends of mine."
The featured artists on Grammy Award nominated Tankard's new album are saxophonist Gerald Albright and Grammy Award
winning Take 6. Other featured artists include saxophonist Paul Taylor, saxophonist Cord Martin and guitarist Phil Hughley.
Ben was a basketball star who injured his knee and was forced to turn to his first love
music. He garnered the reputation as the father of Gospel Jazz. Tankard stated that the
new album is based on his best-selling book "The Full Tank Life: Fuel Your Dreams-Ignite
Also a pastor at The
Destiny Center in Tennessee Ben is starring in his own reality show "The Tankards" on the Bravo Network.
"Full Tank 3" is released on his own label Ben-Jamin' Universal Music/Central
South. Tankard believes people should live a "full-tank" life.
"This is year four. Next season we're dropping
the ‘thicker than water' part because there are so many versions," he said about his family reality
show. "We are just going to call it ‘The Tankards' in season four...Thank you for supporting."
Ben Tankard in 1990 at 25 years old signed a third grade school teacher to his label
he met with vocal talents whom we know today as Yolanda Adams. He produced her first 4
projects. He credits Yolanda's success for bringing his own talents to the spotlight and
was the first artist noted for releases a full instrumental album combining Gospel and
Jazz. Other artists he has produced and collaborated with include Take 6, Fred Hammond, Kelly Price, John p. Kee,
Shirley Murdock and Gerald Albright. He taught himself how to play the piano and how to produce.
This amazing man is also a pilot who flies himself to most of his concerts
The Ben Tankard Tour is underway he will be arriving
in Tallahassee for the Full Tank Concert on June 24, 2017; Denver at the Night of Hope
with Joe Osteen on July 7th; Denver at Potter's House on July 9th; Chicago at the Night of Hope with Joel Osteen on August
11th; Milwaukee for the Full Tank Concert on August 12th, and back to Chicago for Living
Word CC with Bill Winston on August 13th. You can find more information about the "Full
Tank 3" album release and the Ben Tankard Tour by logging onto www.BenTankard.org
or if you want to worship at The Destiny Center log onto www.TheDestinyDome.com.
SYNDICATED COLUMN: Eunice Moseley, has
an estimated weekly readership of over ¼ million with The Pulse of Entertainment. She is also a Public
Relations Strategist and Business Management Consultant at Freelance Associates, and is
Promotions Director (at-large) for The Baltimore Times. www.ThePulseofEntertainment.com.
EVENT: 18th annual "Uplifting Minds II" Free Entertainment
Conference (Baltimore and Los Angeles in October, 2017). Entertainment Business panel and national talent showcase competition
(vocal, songwriting and dance) with over $13,000 in prizes. www.UpliftingMinds2.com.