For Rex Robards, his music is a spiritual journey marked with highs and lows, much like his life. His songs are written in truth and they uniquely tell his story. “Upon receiving Christ September 19, 2007, it marked the beginning of change” says Robards. “I knew my salvation was real the very moment I cried out to God." A big part of that change was honesty in Robards’ songwriting. “If I was going to live an honest life in Christ, I had to be honest with the gift He gave me as well. I felt a need to share what life was like before receiving Christ and a desire to share the reason my life was now drastically different. The only way I knew to convey my story was through music.”
In 2012, Robards began attending a small church in Freeport, Texas which houses men battling addictions. This was a familiar struggle in much of Robards’ own life, so naturally, he felt at ease in this environment. This comfort allowed Robards to eventually use his gift of music as he began leading worship. It was here that Robards realized God’s calling on his life.
Robards began the Music That Matters Concert Series which provides an avenue necessary for artists to share their faith-based music and values. This music series led to Rex performing with artists such as Jeremy Camp, Aaron Watson, Brandon Heath and Building 429 among others.
Robards has recently teamed up with NewStep Records and Nashville's own Ascend Music and Media to follow-up his first Top 5 National chart release to Christian Country radio. He and his band The Grateful currently travel across Texas and beyond, performing their own brand of Christian country and blues as well as contemporary worship. Rex has traveled many miles, asking for nothing but a willing listener with an open heart and an open mind. “Music reaches people in a way words cannot. If you are able to write life into a simple melody, it will tell the listener everything about you, and 9 times out of 10, their experiences will be similar. I don't know a better way to begin a conversation about Jesus than with a connection through music."