Following the release of his new holiday album, A Ben Rector Christmas, Ben Rector is making spirits bright with the release of his live performance video of “Frosty The Snowman.” Due to COVID-19 and the safety of his band and crew, Rector’s formerly announced Ben’s Big Christmas Party (A Livestream Concert Event) has been canceled. However, fans can tune in to his Instagram on the evening of December 20 to watch the crooner perform holiday classics in a more intimate setting.
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“I’ve always loved that song, just the playful nature of the lyric makes me feel like I’m watching some classic movie,” shares Rector. “I also have always loved the melody, it’s one of those things that’s so simple and so perfect. As I was listening through versions of it, I kept feeling like I couldn’t find the one that I was used to, and I realized that the way that I remembered the song was a kind of amalgamation of all the versions I’d heard growing up but didn’t exactly reflect any of them, so I put together the version on the record to represent how I hear the song.”
Upon its release, A Ben Rector Christmas catapulted to number 2 on the iTunes Holiday chart and top 10 on the All Genres chart. The collection of classics also features Rector’s newly popular original ode to Thanksgiving, “The Thanksgiving Song,” that “looks at all that Thanksgiving traditionally means” (Billboard) and once again proves he brings a never-ending “joyous energy and a radiant spirit” (Parade) to his audience with every new release.
While this holiday season is different for all of us, Rector hopes this album will fill your home with love and joy this Christmas wherever you may be celebrating.
About Ben Rector:
Growing up in Tulsa, Oklahoma, Rector never expected to find himself immersed in the music scene. Though he spent his childhood learning piano and eventually picking up the guitar in his teen years as he made the transition to singing and songwriting, Rector was not truly serious about his music until he studied at the University of Arkansas. It was there that Rector released his first self-titled EP, launching his music career as he began playing live shows. By the time he graduated, Rector had released two full-length albums and was ready to make the move to Nashville in order to dive head-first into the music industry.
Now, Rector has made a name for himself as both an artist and songwriter. He released seven studio albums, including Brand New (2015) which peaked in the Top 10 on the Billboard 200, and Magic (2018) which debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Americana/Folk Albums chart. Rectors’ music has been used in over 100 television and film placements including American Idol, The Ellen DeGeneres Show, and Pretty Little Liars, among others, and his sold-out amphitheaters have landed him television performances on Jimmy Kimmel Live, Conan, The Today Show and Live! with Kelly and Ryan. When the pandemic hit, Rector took time to pour into his music as much as possible. His newest album, A Ben Rector Christmas is available now.