About Ben Rector
Rector was born in Tulsa, Oklahoma. took piano lessons as a small child but did not begin pursuing music seriously until he picked up guitar and later songwriting in high school. During his first year at the University of Arkansas he released a self-titled EP that featured the song “Conversation”, which went on to win the Grand Prize in the pop category of the John Lennon Songwriting Contest in 2006.
He is the youngest person ever to win the award for the pop category. The EP grew popular in surrounding states, and Rector began touring frequently on weekends and during breaks in the school year. In 2008 Rector released his first full-length record, Twenty Tomorrow, followed by Songs That Duke Wrote in 2009. In 2009 Rector was given the NAMA award for best singer songwriter in Northwest Arkansas. During his college career at the University of Arkansas he played approximately 200 shows. In June 2009 Rector moved to Nashville to pursue songwriting and to continue his career as an artist.