ABOUT THE SONG:
Fix You Up was just a song that was pitched to me that I thought had a cool vibe and kind of that 90’s throwback sound. I thought it was a clever play on words. It was written by some big time heavy hit songwriters Rhett Akins, Ben Hayslip and Craig Wiseman. They probably have close to 50 number 1 hits between the three of them and to be able to cut a song by some writers of this caliber was very humbling.
Country singer Ben McPeak started performing professionally the day after he graduated high school and has been at it ever since. McPeak performed full time at Opryland theme park while also fronting his own band, playing clubs and private shows. So, with many years of live show experience, writing sessions in Texas and Nashville, he decided it was time to combine his talents and record his debut album, Better Off.
On Better Off, McPeak wraps his rich baritone vocals around eight neo-traditionalist tracks, influenced by the ‘90s-era country he loves most. Among his touchstone artists are several who topped the charts, including Garth Brooks, George Strait, Alan Jackson, and Keith Whitley. (Of course, Haggard, Jennings, Cash, and Twitty also make his list.)
The album was recorded at Benchmark Sound in the same Music Row building where Cash, Strait and many other top artists recorded under its Emerald Sound Studio name (Eddie Rabbitt tracked “I Love a Rainy Night” there). It was mixed and produced by Billy Decker at Westwood Studio, also in Nashville.
Jennifer & Raymond Redding