Speer, Ben Lacy Speer
(1930 – )
In addition to performing, Ben Speer established the Ben Speer Music Company in 1946, the first major publisher of sheet music. In more recent years, he has been active as a record producer in the Southern Gospel music industry, most notably for the Homeland label and the Gaither Homecoming videos where heâ€™s also frequently a featured performer and functions as Gaitherâ€™s music director. In addition to artist projects, Speer has produced numerous accompaniment tracks for Homelandâ€™s EZ Key series and sang with the Homeland Quartet alongside label owner Bill Traylor. Speer has also operated the Ben Speerâ€™s Stamps-Baxter School Of Music, a two-week summer program on the campus of Trivecca Nazarene University, for a number of years.