Independent Release by Ben Rector Tops Itunes Chart

NASHVILLE, Tenn., Sept. 15, 2011 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Rector is a 24-year old nobody. He's never been on a label, he's never spent a dime on promotion, he's never been on national television, and he's literally topping the iTunes charts. There's no catch; just listen to the music. With a rich voice and skillfully crafted songs that both befall his age, it's no wonder he's no longer a secret. In a world where everything is only a click away, the opportunity for a uniquely talented artist to take off is unprecedented. And so is the success of this up and coming Singer-Songwriter from Nashville, Tennessee.

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Rector released "Into The Morning" in February of 2010, and it quickly climbed to #5 and #10 on the iTunes Pop and Overall charts. In a year and a half, the record went on to sell 15,000 albums, and over 60,000 singles independently, due solely to word of mouth and consistent touring. Rector is no stranger to the road; he has toured incessantly the last four years, rapidly growing a legion of fans and selling out most dates on his previous two headline tours. This rapid growth culminated in the release of "Something Like This" on September 13, 2011. The record was the #1 Singer Songwriter album 5 minutes after its official release, it climbed above Lil' Wayne's "Tha Carter IV" to the #4 spot on iTunes overall album charts, bested only by Lady Antebellum's same-day release, Coldplay, and Adele.

"Something Like This" is still comfortably sitting in the Top 10 on the iTunes Overall chart; and all three of his full-length releases are in the Top 50 on the Singer/Songwriter genre iTunes chart.

You can see what the fuss is all about in a city near you on the "Good Time Tour", which kicks off September 22 in Atlanta. Dates for the tour include:

9/22/11  Atlanta, GA   Vinyl

9/23/11  Birmingham, AL Workplay Theatre

9/24/11  Knoxville, TN  Relix Variety Theatre

9/28/11  Philadelphia, PA World Cafe Live

9/29/11  New York, NY  Webster Studio

9/30/11  Boston, MA   Cafe 939

10/1/11  Vienna, VA   Jammin Java

10/8/11  Kansas City, MO Beaumont Club

10/12/11 Minneapolis, MN Triple Rock

10/13/11 Chicago, IL   Lincoln Hall

10/15/11 Grand Rapids, MI The Intersection

10/19/11 Houston, TX   House of Blues Bronze Peacock

10/20/11 Austin, TX   The Parish

10/21/11 Dallas, TX   House of Blues

10/23/11 Norman, OK   Sooner Theatre

10/25/11 Tulsa, OK   Cain's Ballroom

10/26/11 Little Rock, AR  Juanita's

10/27/11 Nashville, TN  Exit/In

Dates with NEEDTOBREATHE:

10/7/11 Fayetteville, AR Arkansas Music Pavillion

11/2/11 Baton Rouge, LA The Varsity Theatre

11/3/11 Oxford, MS   The Lyric

11/4  Tuscaloosa, AL  Bama Theatre

Ben Rector is readily available for appearances and interviews.

Media Contact: Samantha Higinbotham Trivate Entertainment, 816-289-1193, sam.hig@trivate.com

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