1. Ben Rector, LunchMoney Lewis & More Earn Sales Gains After Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

    November 29, 2016 12:29 PM EST Over a dozen acts performed music during the annual parade, held Thanksgiving Day (Nov. 24), and nearly all see sales gains as a result. The 2016 edition of the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, held Nov. 24 in New York City and broadcast on NBC, received a soundtrack from well over a dozen…

  2. Ben Rector Talks About Earning His First Hot 100 Hit With 'Brand New' & the Song's Fun-Filled New Video (Premiere)

    August 18, 2016 10:42 AM EDT Ben Rector ’s sixth and most recent album, Brand New , debuted at No. 9 on the Billboard 200 -- meaning that the 29-year-old singer-songwriter is a long way from the days when he was self-releasing his records and playing weekend gigs as a student at the University of Arkansas. Rector also…

  3. Rachel Platten Shares Her Personal Playlist -- From Ultimate Make-Out Song to Favorite Hangover Tune

    January 08, 2016 5:38 PM EST Everyone already knows the song that Rachel Platten likes to kick ass to: Her breakout hit, “Fight Song,” peaked at No. 6 on the Billboard Hot 100. The 34-year-old singer, who released her major-label debut, Wildfire , Jan. 1 on Columbia, reveals the tunes that soundtrack her other moods…

  4. Ben Rector Is a Gimmick Free Pop 'Nobody'

    September 25, 2011 12:30 PM EDT Without a label, publicist or big celebrity tweets and only limited iTunes placements -- two tiny thumbnails in New & Noteworthy -- Ben Rector's fourth studio album, "Something Like This" (Good Time Records), bows this week at No. 41 on the Billboard 200. The debut marks…