Jeff Davis County Commissioner James Benjamin has a full-time job with his Benjamin Concrete Finishing business on Larry Contos Boulevard in Hazlehurst.
But he is perhaps better known in this area of Georgia as the lead singer and guitarist with The Benjamin Family gospel singing group.
Thanks to the Association of County Commissions of Georgia (ACCG) his reputation as an artist is sure to spread across the state and beyond.
ACCG has a weekly snapshot of Georgia’s counties entitled Georgia’s Local Lens and this week the site included a link to a YouTube video produced by Benjamin that is a must-see for everyone in Jeff Davis County — not only because the solo song “Right Now” displays Benjamin’s talent but its message will stir one’s heart.
ACCG’s Georgia’s Local Lens had this to say about Benjamin: “County officials across the state have may hidden talents! Jeff Davis County Commissioner James Benjamin has written and recorded an original song called, ‘Right Now.’ He recently shared the link to the video on YouTube and has given ACCG permission to share it with you. You can watch it” at https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=share&v=fIjfDu-j2Sw&app=desktop
The video was produced in Hazlehurst by Benjamin’s 13-year-old grandson Ja’Quan Adams.