Ben has just returned to N Ireland after spending two months in Nashville, TN. While in the States, Ben performed at SXSW in Austin, TX. He spent a great deal of his time writing for his next record, successfully penning 16 new songs. While he wasn't working on his project he was helping fellow artist Kaci Bolls write for her new record as well as play guitar and sing on her new record. Ben did manage to take a bit of time off for a trip to New Orleans, LA where he shot the video for "A Little Less Blue" in the historic French Quarter. He also tried his hand at being a true man of the Bayou by taking a trip into the swamp in Manchac, LA where he was entertained and slightly uneasy with the sightings of 13 alligators.