Bravo / NBC Mega hit THICKER THAN WATER star, BEN TANKARD plays role as “parole officer” in the new Marvin Winans,Jr movie: DREAMS (Lionsgate).
Tankard signs book deal with literary agent DMA Dupree Miller Agency for new book THE FULL TANK LIFE.
Tankard’s music single debuts on the BDS Billboard Top 30 Contemporary Jazz Chart.
LIGHTNING RELEASES: NASHVILLE, TN (1/31/2014) – His name is BEN TANKARD. He is a co-star in the new Marvin Winans,Jr. movie DREAMS and a Grammy nominated, multi-Stellar Award winning Gospel/jazz legend that is having a “stellar” season (pun intended). Tankard, who is also a former pro basketball player, is known to the music world as the bestselling Gospel/Jazz keyboardist of all time. As a hit making producer, he discovered and produced a singing 3rd grade school teacher, and presented her to the world. You now know her as the legendary YOLANDA ADAMS. She and Tankard have produced over 30 songs together. “TANK” has been in the industry for over 20 years and earned 15 Gold and 6 Platinum records by producing his own smooth instrumental jazz and working with everyone from Kelly Price and Take-6 to John P. Kee, Fred Hammond and of course Yolanda Adams. His new single “Thicker Than Water” just popped the jazz BDS Billboard chart this week and is available on iTunes: ThickerThanWaterMusic. The new CD ” Full Tank Volume 2″ is due out later 2014.
People OUTSIDE of the music industry now know Ben Tankard (and his family), as the stars of the Mega hit Bravo / NBC Reality TV Show: THICKER THAN WATER. The family docu-series is the highest rated freshman show in the history of Bravo / NBC with about 14 million viewers for an 8 episode rookie season. The “Cosby/Black Brady Bunch” type show was full of life lessons and Tankard shows he is indeed king-of- the-castle by handing out wisdom and inspiration to his large blended family of wife, 5 children, 2 daughter-in-laws, one grandchild and a housekeeper. TheBlackBradyBunch
Ben Tankard’s wisdom nuggets are known as “BENspirations” and have caught the attention of the literary world. Dallas based international Lit agency, Dupree Miller Agency (who also represent Joel Osteen, T.C. Jakes and Dr. Phil) have just signed him to a major deal for his forthcoming book motivational book THE FULL TANK LIFE. Tank’s writing style is very motivational as seen on his last book which was a bestseller and now available as a free e-book Faith IT !
Speaking of motivation, Tankard is often a guest speaker for sports teams including the NBA. As a 6’6 former pro shooting guard, he is still putting his massive height to work by launching a new line of clothing for Big & Tall called THE FULL TANK COLLECTION.