Ben Rector

Not much can be found on the young Ben Rector. No background info. No hometown. Nothing. OK, I didn't search very long for it, but who needs context with talent like this guys got? I found Ben by combing through some Christmas music for a kick-ass Christmas mixed CD. He just released his own Christmas EP called Jingle and Bells. It's got the best version of Jingle Bells I've heard in a while and I HATE Jingle Bells. He turns it into a saloon, dance-hall piano driven affair complete with a background crowd talking and joining in on certain parts. You should really hear it for yourself.

But upon further investigation Mr. Rector is more than just a Christmas coverer. He is also a very great singer. I know some people are going to call him a Michael Buble copycat. And some are going to stop reading at the very mention of a guy who sounds like the Buble, but stay with me. Rector does sound similar but he is not a crooner. He is totally modern and way more likeable. His songs are true and hit in the heart. Take the closing track off last year's release Songs That Duke Wrote called Hank. It's a simple piano ballad written to his just born nephew. The lyrics are insightful advice to a new born life that will make any new parent cry. Guaranteed. When talking to Hank about his parents Rector sings They're the ones who always love you and support you/ they prayed for you before you stepped foot into this world/that's one thing that I've learned. Rector's voice isn't one that blows the speakers off the wall, but his tone and sincerity are enough to keep you hitting the repeat button.

Ben Rector- Myspace

Jingle Bells

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