Ben Rector / Graham Colton
An evening with Ben Rector, with Graham Colton supporting.
Ben Rector released his fourth studio effort, Into the Morning, on February 16, 2010. Through word of mouth, the record peaked at no. 5 on the iTunes pop chart, no. 10 on the iTunes overall chart, and no. 11 on Billboard Heatseekers. On August 28, 2011, Rector will be releasing the highly anticipated follow-up record that his fans have been clamoring for. If the last 18 months are any indication, it's going to be an exhilarating ride. In every new city he captivates with his soulful lyrics and big sound, people can't help but get caught up in the storm.
Stepping into his own in order to connect to his heart and artistic vision, Graham Colton has emerged with a stunning collection of pop-rock melodies, lyrics, and emotions that swing between love and heartbreak, and trials and relief. Although it can be said that the power of the story is in the telling, it's the tale itself that inspires the story to be told. Performance and delivery make up only one half of the equation; the other half is the feeling and emotion that inspires the creation of melodies and lyrics. That substance is the product of lessons learned over hundreds of shows and thousands of miles traveled, and the distance in between.