SBU hosting FREE Ben Rector concert Dec. 9

Musician Ben Rector is presenting a free Christmas concert at 7 p.m. Monday, Dec. 9, at Southwest Baptist University’s Pike Auditorium.

The concert will include songs from his newest album, “The Walking in Between,” in which he sets ordinary moments to extraordinary music.

“Over the course of the 13 tracks on ‘The Walking in Between,’ Rector reflects on life’s simple pleasures, offers a fresh view on matters of the heart, examines the pursuit of material wealth, and recognizes the importance of the subtle struggles and modest victories of everyday living,” according to his promotional bio.

The new set, the first to be produced by his own label, Aptly Named Recordings, follows his previous two independent releases, 2010’s “Into the Morning” and 2011’s “Something Like This.” They have sold more than 70,000 copies independently. Both albums were iTunes leaders, with “Something Like This” reaching No. 1 on the digital retailer’s Singer/Songwriter Albums chart.

For more information about the free concert, contact Nathan Penland, Director of Student Activities, at (417) 328-1828 or

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