Rex Robards

Rex Robards

 Houston, Texas, USA
BandCountryBlues

His own brand of Country music with a bluesy cowboy twist is what makes this ex-bullrider turned singer/songwriter so popular in his home state.

"Its like meeting a young George Strait. You just know this guy's going to make it."
Jim Patrick, KIKT 93.5 Greenville, TX

"Not to compare Rex, but story tellers like Jim Croce and Tom T. Hall come to mind when I here his songs!"
Ken Murray, KTEX 106.1, Bryan/College Station, TX.

Biography

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 today's 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. He has opened shows for artists such as Billy Joe Shaver, Gary P. Nunn, Dale Watson,The Randy Rogers Band, Charlie Robison, Jason Boland and the Stragglers, Aaron Watson, Roger Creager, Cooder Graw, 1100 Springs, Deryl Dodd, Wade Bowen, Brandon Rhyder and many more.

His last CD titled "Why A Cowboy Sings The Blues" was released in September 2005 by Nashville’s own Showtime Records. It received great reviews, hit charts from Texas to Tennessee and sold out overnight in Europe. Rex is counting on his new studio release, scheduled for April 2011 on Back 40 Productions, to do even better.

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 titled "Right Ain't Always Right"'.

Discography

Pictures of Us
Caffeine Co-Op Records, 2002

Why A Cowboy Sings The Blues
Showtime Records/Nashville, 2005