Born in Longview and raised in Nacogdoches county, this talented Texas singer/songwriter was influenced by country music at an early age.  His parents carried him to concerts, rodeos, fairs, and festivals where good country music could be heard.  Whether listening to his Grandmother's old 45's or the 8-tracks in his Aunt's car, it was Haggard, Jones, Buck, and Conway.

Britt Ballenger grew up listening to the sounds of Bob Wills, George Strait, and Merle Haggard, but he had no idea music would become such a great part of his life.  While attending Stephen F. Austin State University, Britt began to show interest in performing.  In 1998, his parents bought him a brand new Gibson electric guitar and amp.  Soon after, he began guitar lessons and singing on the Texas Opry circuit.  Some of the venues he played during those early years were the Crawfish Festival in Spring, Houston's KILT Radio Stage at the Strawberry Festival in Pasadena, and the Johnny High Country Music Revue in Arlington.  After a six month stint in Nashville, where he worked at the legendary Ernest Tubb Record Shop, Britt returned home to finish college and play music.

In late 2000 helped form the Lufkin, TX based country band ETC...East Texas lead singer/rhythm guitarist.  The year 2000 also saw the release of first album "Permanent Wave Goodbye" on Trend Records.  Summer of 2001 formed his own country band...Britt Ballenger & Second Wind.  2003- recorded second album "Why Don't You Love Me?" on Landmark.  Fall 2003 toured with comedian Willie P. Richardson throughout the southeastern United States.  Early 2004 joined the western swing group The Tailor Made Band as lead singer.  Recorded the album "Texas Swings Again" with TMB in 2005.  Summer of 2006 made the move from East Texas to San Antonio.  2007 co-formed the River City Ramblers.  2015– formed his band Country Connection, which is now simply the Britt Ballenger Band. 
Britt has spent countless hours behind his guitar developing his own unique singing style and sound.  Britt Ballenger is ready to show the country music world what he has to offer.  Britt has the potential and talent to take him to the top of the country music scene.  Just a moments listen will confirm you might be listening to the next country music phenomenon to come out of South Texas and the Hill Country!

His musical accomplishments include opening shows for the likes of Ray Price, The Texas Playboys, Gene Watson, Hank Thompson, Collin Raye, Steve Wariner, John Michael Montgomery, Gary P. Nunn, Parker McCollum, and Aaron Einhouse.

Britt hopes to one day perform on the stage of the Grand Ole Opry, as well as historic Texas venues like Gruene Hall and Billy Bob’s.  His latest album “Losers and Lovers” is now available on ThunderJack Records.

INFLUENCES: George Strait, Bob Wills, Merle Haggard, Buck Owens, Rodney Crowell, & Steve Wariner.


If you are a real Country Music lover, you will enjoy Britt Ballenger very much.  I mean the steel, fiddle, dobro kind of country.  I was introduced to Britt in February 2003.  In that time I came to know him as a very sincere person and a fine talent.  No one can predict the future, but I think Britt Ballenger will be around in this medium we call Country Music for a long time.

The late Texas Singer/Songwriter Phil Parr