What you need to know:
1. Style- Singer/Songwriter
2. Sounds like- If Jason Mraz and John Mayer were to have a baby
3. Originally from Oklahoma but currently resides in Nashville
4. Currently on tour with Needtobreathe promoting his album "Something Like This"
5. What should I listen to first?- If you like a good love ballad (and i'm talking, "I want this as my wedding song" good) check out the video I took of him opening for Needtobreathe performing "Forever Like That". It's breathtaking to say the least.
Side note- The adorable baby laughing in the video, is his nephew.
Usually when an opening act comes out, the crowd is just counting down the minutes until it's time to see the headliner. While no one around me in the crowd had ever heard Ben before that night, I can tell you that no one wanted to see him leave the stage once they did. There were several looks being darted around which said "Where did this guy come from, and why have I never heard of him?" Myself included.
Everything about him was just, refreshing. Everything from his smooth vocals, catchy lyrics, sarcastic personality, and a smile that made all the girls melt. Sorry ladies, he's married! I know, I know, very sad.
If you still need convincing to love this guy, listen to his cover of "I Wanna Dance With Somebody". It's pretty great.
Here's another video I took, called "Home"
All in all I definitely became a big fan that night and can't wait for him to come back to the west coast!
Go buy his album "Something Like This"!
You can also follow him on Twitter, @benrector (he's pretty funny)