What do you get when you blend the energy of an entrepreneur, the dedication of a road warrior and the talent of Nashville pro? You get Ben Rector, creator of today’s Free MP3 of the Day.

Like many kids, piano lessons were Ben Rector’s introduction to making music but it was the guitar that inspired his career. Joining some high school friends, Rector formed Euromart, a successful act that recorded an EP and played gigs around his hometown of Tulsa, Oklahoma.

With graduation came college and a new musical at adventure at the University of Arkansas. While honing his business chops as a marketing major, Rector became the youngest person to ever win a John Lennon Songwriting Contest, just 20-years old when he swept the pop category.

Five years later, Rector’s based in Nashville where his business savvy and his untiring willingness to tour are slowly but surely building his fan base. Opening gigs for the likes of Dave Barnes and Five For Fighting and four quality albums haven’t hurt his career either.

Today’s Free MP3 of the Day, “Let The Good Times Roll,” is from his latest recording on Good Time Records called Something Like This.

Loaded with a full-on R&B groove, jam-packed with funky horns and topped off with warmly delivered vocals, “Let The Good Times Roll” is Van Morrison, Stevie Winwood and Boz Scaggs all wrapped in a glistening set of blue-eyed soul for the 21st Century.

Not only a great Free MP3 of the Day, a highly recommended album.

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