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Meet the Panelists: Benji Cowart

Posted by Trevecca on Oct 7, 2016 2:35:38 PM

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In just a few days, Benji Cowart will join his brother, Jeremy, and Trevecca alumnus Blake Thompson in a lunchtime panel discussion about creativity and work. “Why All Work Is Creative (And What to Do About It)” is sponsored by the Trevecca Association of Business Professionals and will take place on Oct. 12 in the Boone Convocation Center on Trevecca’s campus.

Before the conversation starts, though, we wanted to help you get to know Benji a little better.

  • Benji’s name may sound familiar. If you’re a music fan, that could be because he’s written some of your favorite songs. Benji wrote “Redeemed” with Mike Weaver of Big Daddy Weave. The song was nominated for four Dove Awards, reached #1 on the Billboard Christian Charts, and was certified gold in 2015.
  • Benji and his wife, Jenna, have also written songs recorded by Selah (“At the Cross”) and Meredith Andrews (“Burn Away"), as well as songs they’ve recorded on their own albums. Their albums include Surrender and Letters to the Church at Buffalo, an EP.
  • Benji teaches songwriting in Trevecca’s National Praise and Worship Institute.
  • Benji and Jenna have served in churches in Florida, Las Vegas, Georgia and Buffalo, N.Y.
  • Benji and Jeremy Cowart (also on the panel for the luncheon event) are brothers. They are the sons of Trevecca alumni Mike and Esther Cowart.
  • Benji’s parody response to the song “Rude” by the band MAGIC! has had more than 16 million views on YouTube.
  • We love this quote from Benji about songwriting: "Just be prepared to write at least 200 bad songs before ever writing a good one. The reparation of finishing and writing songs is the vehicle to get to the good song.”

Don’t miss “Why All Work Is Creative (And What to Do About It)” on Oct. 12. You can purchase tickets for $25 or sponsor a table (reserves 8 seats) for $300. Trevecca students can purchase a discounted ticket for $15.

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