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Rex Allen Jr. to Wind Up Farewell Tour Where It All Began....Willcox, Arizona

"Garden Spot of the Universe, 
Center of culture and education, Cattle capitol 
of the world, And hometown
of my Dad, Rex Allen 
--Rex Allen Jr. 
 NASHVILLE, TN (September 5, 2017) --  In one month, Rex Allen Jr. will walk the streets and step on the stage where his career began in Willcox, Arizona for one final time. The occasion, the annual celebration of his family's legacy, Rex Allen Days. And the fans are coming out in full support. After his final farewell tour performance sold out, another show was added, which also sold out. Currently there is a waiting list for fans to witness the musical milestone.

Rex Allen Jr. recalls standing next to his father as a child for his first public performance at the annual Rex Allen Days gathering. "That was the beginning of over six decades of entertaining. It is time to see the world from the other side of the footlights. But I am so grateful to everyone who let me be a small part of their lives."

Rex Allen's Farewell Sunrise to Sunset Tour will conclude with his annual visit to lead a sing-along of the state song of Arizona he wrote with grade school kids, a parade and two sold out concerts at the Rex Allen Theatre on October 7, 2017 at 2pm and 6pm.

The event will be the end to a legacy his father Rex Allen began as a western movie star and singer, as well as a famous narrator for many Disney productions.

Allen Jr. points out, "I am just retiring from touring, but I will still record. I am not giving up music." Rex Allen Jr. currently has the most played western song, Call of the Canyon from his album, Garage Songs X: This Is The Last Cowboy Song. He has also been in the recording studio working on the next edition of his Garage Songs series of recordings.

Much of the Sunrise to Sunset Tour has been captured for generations to enjoy through an upcoming documentary. The production will also include some behind-the-scenes footage of the Allen family memorabilia. Charlie Daniels, Crystal Gayle, The Gatlin Brothers, Jimmy Fortune, David Frizzell, Janie Fricke and Red Steagall are among the celebrities sharing stories for this special documentary.

Allen Jr. is currently nominated for Entertainer and Songwriter of the Year with the Reunion of Professional Entertainers (R.O.P.E.).

Rex Allen Jr. is also scheduled to appear on Red Steagall's television show, Somewhere West of Wall Street on RFD-TV this fall, as well as Ray Steven's Caba-Ray show on Public Television stations.

About Rex Allen Jr.: The Western Music Association Hall of Fame member has celebrated over 50 hits, hosted his own national television show (Yesteryear), written the state song for Arizona (I Love You Arizona) and voiced national commercials and a major motion picture (Me, Myself and Irene). . In March 2017, Rex Allen Jr. was named the Western Music Male Vocalist of the Year by the Academy of Western Artists.

About Rex Allen Days: The 66th Annual event will be held October 5th through the 8th in Willcox, Arizona. The event benefits charitable organizations and scholarships. Fans can enjoy a weekend filled with concerts, rodeo, a parade, a gun show and a car show.



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