NASHVILLE, Tenn. (October 25, 2019) — Rex Allen Jr. – Now and Then, has been released today by Country Rewind Records and is being distributed by Select-O-Hits. The music is available to order online by visiting Country Rewind Records website countryrewindrecords.com and available for streaming and download on all digital music platforms including Apple Music, iTunes, Spotify, Amazon Music, Google Play, Pandora and more here.
“The first half of this album represents what I think is the end of an era of Country Music,” said Rex Allen Jr. “The tracks were cut around about ’84, ’85 and honestly I think the first half of this album was the last album that was ever done that represented the ‘70s and mid ‘80s kind of Country Music. After that, it changed. The second half of the album represents where I’ve gone since then. It’s where I live now in my musical life.”
Rex Allen Jr. gave the world more than 50 chart hits in the 70’s and 80’s. His voice has a rich and distinctive sound that is evident in every track on this recording. The first part of this album represents the art form of Country Music where it was then. The second half of the album represents where Rex Allen Jr. is in his musical life now.
Track List – Rex Allen Jr. – Now and Then:
1. Dream On Texas Ladies
2. Running Down Memory Lane (with Eddie Raven)
3. A Good Woman’s Love
4. When You Held Me In Your Arms
5. My Angel
6. Memory Train
7. The Air That I Breathe
8. I Never Made Love
9. Sweet Rosanna
10. Deep In The West
11. Lonesome Town
12. Peaceful Easy Feeling
13. Crying In The Chapel
14. Bullets In The Gun
15. Where Are The Heroes
16. Forever Young (with Juni Fisher)
Rex Allen Jr. – Now and Then was Produced by Artist/Producer Rex Allen Jr. for Boxer Productions at Mountain Side Audio Labs Recording Studio, The Sound Connection, Nashville, TN, Jim Farrell Studios, Benton, KS and The Treehouse Studio, Nashville. The Co-Produced by Jim Farrell (Tracks 10-14) and Executive Producer, Thomas Gramuglia. The project was engineered by Bil VornDick, Jim Farrell and Mastering by Chico at
Treehouse Mastering. Graphic Design by Jeff Taylor at Nashville CD Design. Everyone involved with the music has been honored and thrilled to be part of these historical projects. These long-forgotten recordings are now saved for prosperity.
These recordings are a follow up to Country Rewind Records previous releases of such greats as Rex Allen Sr., Conway Twitty, Waylon Jennings, Connie Smith, Jeannie C. Riley and more which have all received great reviews by music critics worldwide.
Country Rewind Records has dedicated itself to bring classic country with this contemporary feel to not only the past country fans but also to the new country listeners.
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About Country Rewind Records:
Country Rewind Records (CRR) was founded by Thomas Gramuglia of Hindsight Records in 2014, Gramuglia obtained a treasure chest of unreleased recordings from recruitment radio shows from the ‘60s and ‘70s. The superb CRR collection of original master recordings contains music from more than 100 country music legends and trendsetters (including intimate performances by country music greats such as Loretta Lynn, George Jones, Connie Smith, Faron Young, Dolly Parton, Conway Twitty and many more). These recordings were never released for commercial use. After a diligent quest to collect appropriate and legal permissions from artists and/or their estates, CRR has now recorded and produced multiple, quintessential, “must-hear” projects. With the mission to transfer these never-heard-before tracks to a high quality, state-of-the-art recording; complemented by contemporary instrumentation and background vocals, Country Rewind Records will release this historical American music to America’s music generations of the future. For more information visit countryrewindrecords.com
Select-O-Hits is owned by Sam W. Phillips and John Phillips, was co-founded in 1960 by their father, Tom Phillips, and uncle, Sam Phillips, the legendary founder of Sun Records. Tom Phillips began his career in music as Jerry Lee Lewis road manager for a number of years. He had invested all of his savings into an upcoming 1958 European tour when news of Lewis marriage to his 13 year-old cousin hit the front pages. Lewis career came to a sudden, although temporary, halt. The tour was cancelled, and Tom was broke. Sam helped him by giving him a job in the Sun Records warehouse and allowing Tom to live with him while his family stayed behind in Mobile, Alabama. Eventually, Tom saved enough money to send for his family in 1960. Tom was not satisfied with running the warehouse, so with the help of his wife, Lucille, he opened a small record store and one-stop that provided small, predominantly black-owned record stores with everything from phonograph needles to display racks. In the mid-1970s, Select-O-Hits began to concentrate more on distributing and less on retail and one-stops. The retail store closed in the mid-1980s, and the one-stop followed a few years later. Select-O-Hits has formed a number of successful record labels, such as Avenue, Icehouse, SOH, Brutal Records, Basix Music, Blues Works and Prophet Entertainment. In 1997 half of the company was sold to Malaco Records of Jackson, Mississippi. While all genres of music are represented in the family of labels Select-O-Hits distributes, Rap, Blues, Soul and Gospel are still the largest portion of the business. Today with sales offices and staff in Memphis, Atlanta, Nashville, Philadelphia, New York, Los Angeles, Sacramento, Miami, Chicago, Houston and Seattle, Select-O-Hits is one of the largest independent record distributors in the country, providing services for over 300 independent vendors to all key US music traditional “brick and mortar” retailers and digital media sites. For more information visit selectohits.com