Richard is a respected guitarist, vocalist, and songwriter who began his musical journey at the young age of seven. By age 15, the East Tennessee native was touring with former Flatt & Scruggs fiddle player Benny Sims. Gigs at Dollywood followed, with his big break coming in the 1990’s as he joined the legendary J.D. Crowe & The New South. Bennett appeared on Crowe’s 1995 album “Flashback,” which was nominated for two GRAMMY Awards. He went on to tour with greats like Bobby Osbourne, Mike Auldridge, and Jimmy Gaudreau. Richard also released several solo and trio albums on Lonesome Day and Pinecastle Records. His projects have garnered radio airplay across the musical genres of Bluegrass, Folk and Americana.