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Ben Rector

August 23, 2017, 8:00 PM

Contact: Hayly Smith (subne@iastate.edu)
Great Hall, Memorial Union

Doors at 7pm

$18 w/ ISU student ID, $28 Public

Tickets available at midwestix.com or at the Maintenance Shop Box Office (beginning August 21)

Ben Rector

Ben Rector is bringing sincerity to pop music. His debut radio single, title track “Brand New,” reached Top 5 at Hot AC, Top 10 at AC and Top 30 on the pop chart. The song describes the elation of re-capturing the energy and innocence of youth.

The singer-songwriter’s latest album Brand New, released via Aptly Named Recordings, shows Rector going back to his beginnings, penning 12 sincere and humble songs brimming with a youthful spirit. Filled with lush string arrangements, driving percussion, pounding piano chords and effortless melodies, Brand New is more than just masterful songwriting.The album is a slice of Rector’s real world – honest ruminations on life and love and the latest step in a journey he began as a teenager playing guitar in his Tulsa home.

Brand New's 12 songs were written by Rector, with a handful of co-writers lending their help to several tracks. The songs draw heavily from Rector's own experiences and are rooted in powerful pop hooks and an energy reminiscent of a debut album. The album hit Top 10 on the Billboard 200 Chart, and Rector has independently sold over 440,000 albums and 7 million tracks. His four studio albums and 2014’s Live In Denver have repeatedly put him on top of the iTunes charts, leading to sold-out shows and fans across the country who sing along to every word.

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