Like hundreds of others had done before him, Ben Hayslip left the comfort of home and family and headed to Nashville, Tenn., with a dream and a guitar.
But he didn’t play guitar or any other instrument, and he can’t read music.
His talent is songwriting, and he’s found extraordinary success in country music.
“My best friend growing up was Rhett Akins,” Hayslip recalled. “We started writing songs together at about age 13. He played, so I didn’t have to.”