Episode 62

A Conversation with Benji Cowart

Are you sure you’re called to this?

Benji Cowart, a renowned Nashville songwriter, opens up about the struggles of balancing his creative profession with his spiritual journey. He candidly admits that the commercial aspects of songwriting have sometimes hindered his spiritual growth. However, he also recognizes that challenging periods can often serve as catalysts for spiritual revival. Cowart underscores the significance of seeking God’s direction and embracing one’s true calling in life. His insights offer valuable perspectives on navigating the complexities of faith and career in the modern world.

Key Takeaways

  • Cowart acknowledges the difficulty of maintaining spiritual depth while working in a commercial industry like songwriting.
  • He describes the “recipe for revival” as desperation, suggesting that challenging times can lead to spiritual growth.
  • He emphasizes the importance of relying on God’s guidance and recognizing one’s calling in life.

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Full Video Interview

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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 for 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.

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