The CDC reports that one in five formula-fed babies and one in 20 breastfed babies are Vitamin D deficient, a fact Marcus and Tish Tankard (“Thicker Than Water”) learned after doctors prescribed a supplement for their infant son. Now, the Tankards are teaming with supplement maker Kids Health Co. and Baby Vitamin D ( to educate […]

Gospel/Jazz pioneer Ben Tankard and R&B/Gospel sensation Shirley Murdock recently received RIAA Gold records for their 2006 hit Jesus Is Love for 500,000+ sales as part of the 2006 WOW Gospel collection. Originally written and recorded by Lionel Richie, the song was covered on Ben Tankard’s PIANO PROPHET 2006 Smoothjazz release and has been selling and receiving heavy airplay […]

The Tankards are  honest. Very honest. The first season of Thicker Than Water revealed a side f Ben Tankard, who we we knew as  professional basketball player turned popular gospel singer/recording artist and minister. The premise of the show has showcased his blended family and their journey in expanding the family fortune. From music-producing to NBA life […]

Preacher and patriarch Ben celebrates a year of milestones this season as he turns 50 and his 25th anniversary in music is fast approaching. At the same time, he deals with the twists and turns that come with fatherhood. The real ruler of the household, Jewel, faces what the kids are calling a midlife crisis […]

  Thicker Than Water follows Ben and Jewel Tankard with their blended family as they live, love and laugh through the perils and pleasures of life. Self-dubbed the “Black Brady Bunch,” this southern family integrates their strong religious conviction with their penchant for the finer things in life. Under the watchful eye of the patriarch and matriarch, the Tankard children, […]

Ben and Jewel Tankard stopped in to talk about the new reality tv show The  Tankards. They gave a revealing interview recently to us. Check out this funny interview below: Make sure to watch: Amber Riley Unleashes Best Dance Routine Ever Seen On Dancing With The Stars! [VIDEO] The Preachers Of L.A. Answer Bishop TD […]

“Thicker Than Water” documents the couple, their three daughters, one son (and his wife) and one granddaughter, who all live in the Nashville suburbs in what they un-self-consciously call the Tankard Palace. In addition to sermonizing, Ben is a popular musician making chirpy, inconsequential, gospel-inflected instrumental jazz. Permanently avuncular, he has the air of a […]