2019 – "Rise Up" EP Coming Soon!
2018 – "Rise Up" Single
2013 – "Chasing You" Album
2011 – "You Got To" Single
2011 – "This Moment" Single
2009 – "Skin Deep" Album
2008 – "Lead the Way" Album w/ Crossover
2004 – "Dream" Album
2003 – "Christmas" Album
2002 – "Justice" Album
2001 – "Free at Last" Album
BILLY BALLENGER / FRONT MAN / LEAD VOCALS
Billy found his passion for music as a young boy growing up in Indiana. He remembers playing old records while he slept to memorize the lyrics. Yet as a child, he was troubled and bullied and then became the bully, which ultimately led to juvenile incarceration. By age eighteen Billy became a young married father living the party life.
Burglaries and violence prompted a SWAT team to raid the Ballenger home where he and his wife were arrested. Their 9 month old daughter was taken away and they were each sentenced to six years in prison with the Indiana Department of Corrections. While serving time in prison, Billy found the hope of Jesus Christ and his life was radically changed. He and his wife were miraculously released from prison one year early and received full custody of their daughter. Billy then began to take steps toward pursuing his childhood dream of being a singer. Through years of hard work, his music finally developed into a professional career that has led to performances in China, Russia, The United States, Canada, and multiple television appearances. Billy's band BALLENGER currently has select show dates & music available on Spotify & iTunes. With plans being made, contracts being signed, and collaborations in the works, the positive impact on this generation has no limits. Connect with Billy HERE.
BRAD GEMBERLING / BASS / GUITAR / VOCALS
Hailing from Muncie, Indiana, Brad started expressing his musical talents by learning how to play the piano when he was 5 years old. However, it wasn't long before he knew that he wanted to be a guitar player. After years of developing his talents with multiple influences including Rock, Jazz and Blues, he began playing live in front of more and more audiences at youth group camps and small concert venues. In 2009 Brad joined and became an integral part of BALLENGER. His music career has grown exponentially. When asked what he likes most about BALLENGER, Brad responded, "I love being on the road playing music to new fans. It's what I was meant to do." Connect with Brad HERE.
JORDAN SMITH / DRUMS & PERCUSSION
Jordan knew his entire life that he wanted to be a drummer. Throughout high school, Jordan was in a variety of music programs: marching band, concert band, jazz band, pep band, pit for musicals, and praise band. During his crazy years of touring, Jordan crossed paths with BALLENGER several times. Through the grapevine, a mutual friend told him about an opportunity opening with BALLENGER. He prayed over this opportunity, and then sent in an audition piece. As they reviewed his audition, he continued to pray "Not my will, but yours." The rest is history. Connect with Jordan HERE.
KRISTEN SMITH / VOCALS
Kristen decided at an early age that she wanted to become a hair stylist and she followed her dreams. However, she was always singing in the car, in the kitchen, and throughout the day. Singing was another big passion in her life. Kristen fell in love with the heart of BALLENGER and the family atmosphere. As time went on she became a vocalist for the band. "It's been such a blessing from God. I'm now apart of a ministry I believe in, and I get to live out my passion everyday." Connect with Kristen HERE.
NOAH HIRSCHY / GUITAR
Noah is a musician who has been playing guitar since the age of 12. His passion has always been in metal music but as he has progressed, he has grown to enjoy lots of other types of music as well. Over the years he has been in multiple bands and taught himself how record and produce music. Awhile after his previous band with Jordan Smith disbanded he was informed by Jordan about BALLENGER, a few years later he was asked to try out for guitar. "Being in BALLENGER has really pushed me to grow as a guitarist and prefect my craft, I am so grateful for the opportunity and enjoy making a difference with the band". Connect with Noah HERE.
AUDRA GRABER / VOCALS
As a young girl Audra knew she had a gift and wanted to share that gift with those she met. She began singing in her choir and church which ultimately led her to Break the Grey. Audra began her Internship with BTG in the winter of 2018 where her love and confidence in music grew. Now starting her third year as a Break the Grey intern she was welcomed into the band to share her passion gift through vocals. "Thanks to BALLENGER and Break the Grey, I am now living my dream and watching people's lives change for the better." Connect with Audra HERE.