Benton Blount - Nationally known Country Entertainer and Finalist of America's Got Talent Season 10 (2015) Growing up in the North Carolina mountains, Benton Blount never picked up a guitar or a microphone, much less played a tune. At age 18, his music pastor snuck a microphone up to his mouth and to his and everyone's amazement, a beautiful voice was pouring out. Thus, sparking Benton's passion for singing and writing songs. Benton has been the lead singer for a group called 7-miles since 1997. Now over 10 years later, Benton has made a career out of performing, and writing music. Recently, Benton decided it was time to take it to the next level and make the move to Nashville. So, newly married and new to Nashville, Benton is striving to make his mark in the Nashville music scene and has just recently signed a record deal with Golden Music in Greenville, South Carolina Benton Blount Home Page Benton Blount Facebook Page