Ginger's Bio:

Ginger ten Bensel is proud to be a descendant of homesteaders that went West looking for a better life and built the American Dream. Growing up in rural SW Nebraska her world was family, farm and self-reliance. Ginger was a natural at horsemanship, partially due to her work with the family's cattle operation at the time. Soon her trophies from riding competitions filled her home and she went on to win Miss Rodeo Nebraska. 

The Nebraska native began he singing career as a young girl, even performing with a Grand Ole Opry star in her teens. And after years of being encouraged by her many fans she moved to Nashville. She performed with many noted artists, and recorded with hit writers and producers and now has a rich catalog of original songs.

The lure to return to her roots was strong, however, and when offered a TV news reporter position at the NBC affiliate in Hastings, she moved home.She covered events from politics to disasters, but never forgot her music. Using her work ethic and many long term relationships from her time in Nashville she was able to land TV interviews with virtually all of Country Music's top artists, from Toby Keith, to Keith Urban, to Charlie Daniels, to Rascal Flatts, to Luke Bryan, and many more. 

During this time she wrote and recorded her inspirational and very personal song “I Love Nebraska.” In no time a grass roots movement began to adopt this song as the official state song of Nebraska. While the song didn't become the state song, Ginger says it was just an honor to have it officially considered and her relationships with state and local elected officials grew stronger from the experience. 

After leaving KHAS-TV to be closer to her family, she was determined to continue with her music. In demand and performing at numerous political, social and sporting events she has kept both her profile and her spirits up as a positive voice for the region. When Ginger sings “I Love Nebraska” at shows across the state even grizzled old cowboys? or farmhands can be seen fighting back a smile and even an occasional tear.