Benjamin Evans Rector (born November 6, 1986) is an American singer, songwriter and musician based in Nashville, Tennessee. His most recent record, Magic, was released in June 2018. Rector was born in Tulsa, Oklahoma. He took piano lessons as a child, but he did not pursue music until he picked up guitar in high school which later lead him to begin songwriting. 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.