Ben Rector Welcomes The Holidays With New Thanksgiving Song, Christmas Album

Ben Rector. Photo: Collin Fatke

Ben Rector is giving listeners a breath of fresh air for the holidays with his new single “The Thanksgiving Song.” The singer/songwriter also announced his new Christmas album, A Ben Rector Christmas, will be out Nov. 13.

The sense of nostalgia and homecoming throughout the new single “The Thanksgiving Song” is evident as he reflects on the love and belonging that comes from being surrounded by family on Thanksgiving – especially in this unprecedented year.

“I realized I hadn’t ever heard a Thanksgiving song or Thanksgiving music,” said Rector, “and I felt like everyone has an emotional connection and a lot of memories around Thanksgiving, just like they do Christmas, and it felt like a good opportunity to try to connect to that. It honestly just felt odd that I hadn’t ever heard someone try to do that, and I figured I’d give it a shot.”

Rector has 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. Rector’s music has been used in over 100 television shows and films, including American Idol, The Ellen DeGeneres Show, and Pretty Little Liars, among others.

 

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