Western Music Sensation Rex Allen Jr. Releases New Version Of "Ride Cowboy Ride" To Radio
65th Annual Rex Allen Days Commences September 29 - October 2
Over the years, Rex Allen Jr. has established himself as one of the biggest stars in the history of Western Music with accolades that include being inducted into the Western Music Hall of Fame and winning countless awards. In celebration, he has just released a new re-recorded version of his song, "Ride Cowboy Ride" to radio. The song was originally recorded in 1984 and now contains all four verses on the track instead of just the original two. The Rex Allen Jr. penned song has gone on to become one of the most recorded songs in Western Music history.
"I recorded this song in Wichita, Kansas, with who I think is the best Western group around… The Diamond W Wranglers" says Rex Allen Jr. "It is an honor to have a song I have written become so popular."
The singer/songwriter is bringing back Arizona's hottest festival, Rex Allen Days, from September 29 - October 2 in Willcox. With 50 hits to his name over a span of 5 decades, Rex Allen Jr. has stepped up to the plate and carried on his legendary farther Rex Allen's legacy, with the festival celebrating its 65th Anniversary later this year. The hit maker has established a large following in The Grand Canyon State, being inducted into The Arizona Entertainers and Musicians Hall of Fame, along with recording the state song, "I Love You Arizona," which was used as the official song of the Arizona Centennial. You can learn more about Rex Allen Days HERE.
About Rex Allen Jr.
Allen was born in Chicago, IL Singing in his signature smooth, rich style he had hits with "Goodbye," "I'm Gettin' Good At Missing You (Solitaire)," "Lonely Street," "Two Less Lonely People," "Lonely Street", "With Love", "If I Fell in Love With You", "It's Over," "Drink it Down, Lady," "Cup of Tea" (a duet with Margo Smith) and others. He is also the writer and performer of the alternate state anthem of Arizona, titled "I Love You Arizona." Rex Jr. was a regular on The Statler Bros. Show on The Nashville Network in the 1990s, and he hosted, Yesteryear. Following in his father's footsteps with his speaking voice, Rex Jr. was the narrator of Jim Carrey movie Me, Myself And Irene; and writer, director and actor in the stage show Gone Country, a Las Vegas hit of the late '90s.
About Rex Allen Days
Rex Allen Days has been around since 1951. The original event was planned as a benefit for the local hospital. Since then countless other charitable organizations have benefited from the proceeds of the weekend. The proceeds are also used to present scholarships to Willcox High School graduates. The first Rex Allen Days featured a rodeo, parade and an appearance by Rex. That format remains, but has been expanded to four days of fun - "Western Fun ~ Willcox Style". The weekend starts out with the Annual Cowboy Hall of Fame Banquet on Thursday night. Local "cowboys" are inducted into the truly unique group of people who helped contribute to Willcox's history. Friday has a variety of events to choose' including the Rodeo Queen Competition, appearances by Rex Allen Jr., and other entertainers at the elementary school and the NCCH Nursing Home.
Afternoon/Evening brings events like gunfights, Antique tractor pulls, Cowboy Poetry entertainers, Rex Jr. Celebrity Panel Q & A, old Rex Allen movie showings and a special Wine & Cheese Benefit for the Rex Allen Museum. Saturday starts with a large parade that goes through Historic Downtown Willcox.