Casey Benefield - Lead Guitar/Vocals
Kyle Burnside - Rhythm Guitar/Vocals
Jason Kollar - Drums
Brent "Tarka" Layman - Bass
Acklen is a Nashville-based Heartland Rock band that formed at Belmont University by Casey Benefield and Kyle Burnside. After meeting during their freshman year, they quickly began writing music together and playing everywhere they could. The band has since performed at many venues, including Nashville's 12th & Porter, Hard Rock Cafe, and the famous Bluebird Café, sharing the stage with artists such as NEEDTOBREATHE, Mat Kearney, Apache Relay, and Drew Holcomb & the Neighbors along the way. Their unique sound combines the Americana style of Augustana with the feel-good, rock ‘n’ roll energy of Tom Petty, complete with the band’s own personal touch. With a love for writing music that shows through their energetic performances, Acklen is definitely an up-and-coming band to look out for. Click to find their sophomore album, Let In The Night, on iTunes or Spotify!