It’s no secret that some of the best songwriters pull their inspiration from personal experiences. In this episode of our devotional podcast, The Walk, once of worship’s most celebrated songwriters, Benji Cowart, shares how his son taught him a lesson that he’s carried with him his entire life.
“I popped in and I’m like, ‘Hey bud.’ And he’s like, ‘daddy, can you play with me?’ And I’m like, ‘sure.’ I was thinking I was gonna sit down for two minutes, hang out with him, and then move on. And then he said, ‘but daddy, take your shoes off.’ He, at that age, even understood if I had my shoes off I wasn’t going anywhere else.”
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Music by Benji Cowart
Who is Benji Cowart?
Born and raised just north of Nashville in Hendersonville, TN, Benji’s roots are in Music City. Growing up in a home that encouraged creativity and musical expression.
Whether he was singing around the house, at church or in a kid’s choir, christian music was a big part of Benji’s life. It wasn’t until middle school that he discovered his love for writing which was heavily was influenced by one of his English teachers.
Since then Benji has always been involved in some form of ministry. With his wife Jenna Cowart, Benji has served on staff at churches in North Port, Florida; Las Vegas, Nevada; Buffalo, New York; and Covington, Louisiana. Through his work in the church, Benji learned how to write songs fohr the congregations he was leading, and it was through this time of serving that he wrote “The Only Name (Yours Will Be)” and “Redeemed” which became his first major radio cuts with Big Daddy Weave.
In 2013 Benji returned home to Nashville to begin his professional songwriting career signed under Word Entertainment where he has continued to write songs for christian music and sync.
At the end of 2021 Benji signed with TIM Publishing. He is currently living in Franklin Tennessee with his wife Jenna and their four kids. He looks forward to his time at TIM Publishing and hopes to continue to write songs that God will use to impact people in very deep and profound ways.