Ben Tankard's Fresh New Single 'Passionfruit'
Is The #1 Most Added On Billboard Smooth Jazz Chart
(Nashville, TN) - Without a doubt, Jazz man Ben
Tankard is the most decorated Gospel/Jazz artist of all time. His catalog of albums has garnered the musician every national
award and accredited chart status that exists for his genre.
His current album RISE! earned Tankard his 18th Stellar Gospel Music Award nomination and his first #1 single on
the Billboard Smooth Jazz Radio chart. His new fresh single "Passionfruit" is also rapidly being added to playlists
and is climbing up the radio chart.
Tankards savvy cover of the 2017 hit by multiple platinum-selling rap artist Drake. "Passionfruit" is the #1 most
added Billboard Smooth Jazz radio song this week. The single is the second hit from RISE! and has helped Tankard receive
two 2020 Steeple Award Nominations for CD of the Year and Best Collaboration Performance (w/Kurt Whalum, "It's Working").
The 5th Annual Steeple Awards will be handed out on August 1st in Atlanta, GA.
Tankard continues on his usual
fast-paced tour schedule promoting the RISE! album and ministering in churches small and large across the globe. His RISE
Tour will impact 60 cities this year and is sponsored by Shell Aviation. Tankard is a certified private pilot who is always
willing to fly to small communities that normally can't afford to book an "A-list" artist for a concert.
Tankard and his large family are still on point for another season of The Tankards
family reality TV show. Taping has resumed this month with a family dinner scene at the Tankard Palace home. Viewers can
catch a sneak-peek of the new season soon.
Beginning Sunday, March
29, fans can join Tankard on his Ben Tankard Music Facebook page for "Smooth Sundays with Tank" live from 7-7:30
pm Central. Tankard will play some of his hits, answer questions, and have family and friends stopping in.