The son of a scientist, Ben Shive was born in St. Louis, Missouri, where he grew up on a steady diet of Bible memory verses, 8-bit video games, and vinyl records. He moved to Nashville, Tennessee in 1999 to study composition and arranging at Belmont University. Just before graduating, he married his college sweetheart, Beth. Together they settled in a little house on the out- skirts of Nashville, where they are currently quite busy chasing their four young children. Ben produces records at a little studio he calls the Beehive and travels the world playing songs with his good friends Andrew Peterson and Andy Gullahorn.