Barnard Franklin “Barney” Bentall (born March 1956 in Toronto) is a Canadian singer-songwriter who is most well known for his 1990s-era band, Barney Bentall and the Legendary Hearts. Their most successful Canadian singles included “Something to Live For”, “Life Could Be Worse”, “Crime Against Love” and “Come Back to Me”.
After ten years of recording and touring with the Legendary Hearts, Bentall started a cattle ranch in 1997 in British Columbia. Then in 2006, he released his first solo album titled Gift Horse on True North Records on August 3, 2006. In 2008, he released a DVD of his live The Grand Cariboo Opry show, which included a 12-track audio CD.
In 2009, Bentall joined Shari Ulrich and Tom Taylor to release the album “Live” at Cates Hill.
Bentall teamed up with Ulrich again in 2011 to form The High Bar Gang, a bluegrass-styled band. The band features Angela Harris and Wendy Bird for vocal harmony along with Rob Becker, Colin Nairne, and Eric Reed.