Rex Robards has often been described by his fans as “The guy with a Nashville voice, but a Texas attitude”. He refuses to “fit the mold” of todays typical country artist, although by his own admission, it would probably make his music career much easier. He continues to be a little bit country, a little bit bluesy and a little bit rock and roll which has proven to be a great combination and a welcome change to the ever growing country music scene.
Rex grew up on a small ranch in Central Texas where his family raised cattle and trained horses so it was a natural progression for him to try his hand at rodeo. But little did anyone know that riding bulls combined with spending five years in the U.S. Navy would transform his life into one of the best singer/songwriters the Lone Star State has reared.
Robards has always had a knack for engaging a live audience with his “everyman” perspective on life and his likable nature. His last CD titled "Why A Cowboy Sings The Blues" was released in September 2005. It received great reviews, hit charts from Texas to Tennessee and sold out overnight in Europe. Rex is counting on his new studio release titled "Right Ain't Always Right" to do even better! His first single from this CD, "Whiskey Wrote This Song", is already moving its way up the charts.
He has teamed up with Nashville singer/songwriter/producer Bobby Terry and Texas singer/songwriter/producer Jason Rooks to record and produce the long awaited release. Terry has multiple hits with artists such as Tim McGraw, Faith Hill, Brad Paisley, Montgomery Gentry and Trace Adkins, just to name a few, and has produced songs for artists on Capitol Records, Mercury Records, MCA Nashville and Broken Bow Records. Rooks was awarded the Producer of the Year in 1999 at Nashville's Golden Music Awards and has worked with studio greats such as Larry Franklin and Chris Leuzinger whose credits include Garth Brooks, Alan Jackson and Shania Twain.
Rex Robards, along with the Barefoot Cowboy Band, has begun to transcend some well drawn Nashville and Texas music borders by creating a style that is truly all his own. His live shows are electrifying and his vocal talents and songwriting skills rank right up there among the best in the business. Rex is fresh off of a six month break so be on the lookout for a new album, a new band, a new label, a bunch of new songs and a brand new direction! See ya' at the show.
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