Rex Allen, Jr.

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Rex Allen Jr.
Birth nameRex Allen Jr.
Born(1947-08-23) August 23, 1947 (age 65)
OriginChicago, Illinois, United States
GenresCountry, Countrypolitan
OccupationsSinger, Songwriter
InstrumentsVocals, Guitar
Years active1974–present
LabelsWarner Bros. Records
Plantation Records
Associated actsRex Allen, Margo Smith
WebsiteRex Allen Jr. Official Site
 
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Rex Allen Jr.
Birth nameRex Allen Jr.
Born(1947-08-23) August 23, 1947 (age 65)
OriginChicago, Illinois, United States
GenresCountry, Countrypolitan
OccupationsSinger, Songwriter
InstrumentsVocals, Guitar
Years active1974–present
LabelsWarner Bros. Records
Plantation Records
Associated actsRex Allen, Margo Smith
WebsiteRex Allen Jr. Official Site

Rex Allen, Jr. (born August 23, 1947) is an American country music singer, who started singing at the age of six; he had followed in the footsteps of his father, Rex Allen, a singing cowboy and the narrator of many Walt Disney films. Rex Allen, Jr. followed his father's footsteps as a film narrator when he lent his voice as narrator of the Jim Carrey movie, Me, Myself, and Irene.

Allen was born in Chicago, Illinois. Singing in the "countrypolitan" style, he had hits with "Goodbye" (1974), "I'm Gettin Good At Missing You (Solitaire)" (1977), "Lonely Street" (1977), "Two Less Lonely People" (1977), "Lonely Street" (1978), "With Love" (1978), "If I Fell in Love With You" (1979), "It's Over" (1980), "Drink it Down, Lady" (1980), "Cup of Tea" (1980, a duet with Margo Smith) and others. He is also the composer and performer of the alternate state anthem of Arizona, entitled "Arizona".

Rex Jr. was a regular on The Statler Brothers Show on The Nashville Network in the 1990s, and he hosted the spin-off series, Yesteryear.

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Discography

Albums

YearAlbumUS CountryLabel
1970Today's GenerationOmni
1973Another Goodbye Song45Warner Bros.
1976Ridin' High31
1977Rex42
The Best of Rex47
1978Brand New45
1979Me and My Broken Heart
1980Oklahoma Rose69
1981The Cat's in the Cradle
1982The Singing Cowboy
1984On the MoveMoonshine
1988Today's GenerationSSS
1994The Very Best of Rex Allen, Jr.Warner Bros.

Singles

YearSongChart positionsAlbum
US CountryCAN Country
1973"The Great Mail Robbery"6387Another Goodbye Song
1974"Goodbye"19
"Another Goodbye Song"31
"Never Coming Back Again"36
1975"Lying in My Arms"70non-album single
1976"Play Me No Sad Songs"34Ridin' High
"Can You Hear Those Pioneers"[A]1713
"Teardrops in My Heart"18
"Two Less Lonely People"84Rex
1977"I'm Getting Good at Missing You (Solitaire)"1017
"Don't Say Goodbye"15
"Lonely Street"814The Best of Rex
1978"No, No, No (I'd Rather Be Free)"84Brand New
"With Love"107
"It's Time We Talk Things Over" (with The Boys)1213
1979"Me and My Broken Heart"9Me and My Broken Heart
"If I Fell in Love with You"18
1980"Yippy Cry Yi"25Oklahoma Rose
"It's Over"1435
"Drink It Down, Lady"25
"Cup of Tea" (with Margo Smith)12The Cat's in the Cradle
1981"Just a Country Boy"35
"While the Feeling's Good" (with Margo Smith)26non-album single
1982"Last of the Silver Screen Boys"43The Singing Cowboy
"Cowboy in a Three Piece Business Suit"44
"Ride Cowboy Ride"85
1983"The Air I Breathe"37On the Move
1984"Sweet Rosanna"44non-album single
"Dream on Texas Ladies"18On the Move
"Running Down Memory Lane"24
1985"When You Held Me in Your Arms"62
1987"We're Staying Together"59non-album single
"—" denotes releases that did not chart
Notes
  • A ^ "Can You Hear Those Pioneers" also peaked at No. 100 on the Canadian RPM Singles chart.

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