Years before their blend of southern pop and harmony-heavy country music attracted a national audience, the members of Track45 — siblings Benjamin, Jenna, and KK Johnson — grew up in Meridian, Mississippi. It was a musical household, filled with piano lessons, trips to the local symphony, and the sound of three aspiring songwriters who took every opportunity to perform together.
All three siblings began playing multiple instruments at an early age, including piano, mandolin, cello, violin, and guitar. Early performances at local nursing homes developed a strong word of mouth marketing in Mississippi that quickly snowballed into larger and larger gigs. Within 2 years, the band was invited to the Bluegrass & BBQ Festival at Dollywood, and after 24 performances at the park, the band decided to pursue a lifelong career in music — together.
Track45’s sound— a mix of country twang, pop hooks, and blood harmonies— resonates with the musical influences of all three members. Jenna is a longtime fan of classic country, while Benjamin, who began arranging the band's songs at 13 years old— loves classical and pop music. K.K. is partial to soul music, and all three are super fans of the Beatles. And just like the Fab Four, they all sing - swapping harmonies and trading instruments throughout their performances. The result is a band whose true talents rest in the strength of the entire group.
Upon moving to Nashville, Track45 found a city steeped in musical history. They immediately began adding their own chapter to that history book, playing shows at iconic venues like the Bluebird Cafe and writing with hit songwriters on Music Row. Primetime series The X Factor helped them gain an even wider following when Track45 earned a spot on the show, eventually advancing to the Hollywood finals. Meanwhile, Benjamin appeared on multiple CMA shows (including Christmas specials and the CMA Awards' 50th anniversary concert) as a background vocalist, singing with artists like Carrie Underwood, George Strait, Kacey Musgraves, and Alan Jackson.
The members of Track45 continue to be fans of many genres, performing popular cover songs in their own acoustic-based style, including hits by Adele, Sam Smith, Keith Urban and Justin Bieber. Those performances have racked up hundreds of thousands of views, and one of their covers was even featured by the hit radio show The Bobby Bones Show.
Track45 saves their best work for the band's own material. Collaborating with Grammy nominated songwriters like Rivers Rutherford and Jason Blume, Track45 continues making music that's rooted in the harmony and history of their childhood while still pushing forward with their unique, electrifying sound.