Kristin Scott Benson: About

A four-time winner of the International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA) Banjo Player of the Year award, (2008, 2009, 2010, 2011), Kristin Scott Benson grew up in South Carolina, surrounded by a musical family. At age 13, Kristin received a banjo for Christmas and became enthralled with the instrument, spending her teen years studying the great players from Earl Scruggs to Bela Fleck. After high school, she attended Nashville’s esteemed Belmont University, where she graduated Summa Cum Laude as a Marketing major with a minor in Music Business. After more than a decade in Nashville, Kristinrelocated back to the Carolinas with her husband, Wayne Benson, and young son. Her prior solo releases are Straight Paths and Second Season.