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.
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.
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