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Classic Rewind: Pake McEntire – ‘Too Old To Grow Up Now’

5 responses to “Classic Rewind: Pake McEntire – ‘Too Old To Grow Up Now’

  1. luckyoldsun June 7, 2012 at 6:29 pm

    I’d heard the name, but I’d never seen him or heard him.
    Funny, but he looks and sounds a lot like Reba–They both have those McEntire lips! (lol) I can understand why he didn’t make it. He sings here about being a good-time guy, but sounds so melancholy, you think he’s going to cry.
    Works better for a woman, probably.

  2. Razor X June 7, 2012 at 8:36 pm

    The song I remember the most from him is “Savin’ My Love For You.” I liked that one a lot.

  3. Ken Johnson June 8, 2012 at 8:48 am

    Pake recorded for RCA from 1985-1988 and charted 7 singles in Billboard. His most successful singles were “Every Night” (#20 in 1986) “Savin’ My Love For You” (#3 in 1986) and “Bad Love” (#12 in 1986) He also charted a duet with Reba “Heart vs. Heart” that only made it to #25 in 1987. Surprising how poorly that single performed given how hot Reba’s career was at that time and that Pake was initially so well received by country radio.

    His real name is Dale Stanley McEntire and he is about 3 years older than Reba.

  4. Ken Johnson June 8, 2012 at 8:51 am

    Sorry typo – Pake is about TWO years older than Reba.

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