In September, 2006, Rex's biography was published under the title: Rex Goudie: Idolized; it was written by Kim Kielley.
On Februrary 26, 2007, the Canadian Radio Music Awards nominations were announced, and Rex was nominated in two categories: Best New Solo Artist (Hot Adult Contemporary) and Best New Solo Artist (Contemporary Hit Radio). On March 10th, 2007, the awards were handed out; Rex won one award: Best New Solo Artist (Contemporary Hit Radio).
Rex's second album, Look Closer will be released for sale on December 12, 2006. The first single from the album, You Got Me received airplay on radio stations prior to the album release; it was written by Our Lady Peace's Raine Maida and his wife, singer Chantal Kreviazuk.
Rex and his second cousin, Shaun Majumder, a comedian, have started a charity called the Share Foundation. They hope to raise money in order to buy better medical equipment for Rex's hometown, Baie Verte, Newfoundland.
On April 6th, 2006, Rex confirmed that he and Idol winner Melissa O'Neil have been dating, and that they'd kept it a secret since about the third week of the competition.
After coming in second in the third season of Canadian Idol, Rex went on a cross-Canada tour with Idol winner Melissa O'Neil, part of which was televised as a special called "Let It Go" after O'Neil's first single.
Rex cites his father as his biggest inspiration, saying that his dad has always stood and faced adversity and is the hardest working man Rex knows. He's inspired Rex to be a better person.
Rex's lists two "best day ever"s: the day he graduated from high school, and making it to the top 32 on Canadian Idol, as both days gave him a sense of confidence in himself.
Rex feels that his biggest accomplishment in life was surviving his first few months; he was premature and sickly, and his mother didn't think that he was going to make it.
While performing on Canadian Idol, the judges' nicknames for Rex were "Sexy Rexy" and "Rowdy Goudie".
As of 2006, Rex is enrolled as a student at Memorial University in Newfoundland; he wants to get into their Mechanical Engineering program.
The band that Rex created while he was in high school was called "The Purple Monkey Band Squad".
Rex enjoys all kinds of music, from Frank Sinatra to AC/DC.
Rex's nickname is "Box".
If Rex could meet anyone, living or dead, he'd like to meet Bruce Springsteen and Jim Cuddy (of the Canadian group Blue Rodeo), and talk about music with them.
Rex feels most comfortable when he's just sitting on a bench, playing his guitar and singing.
Rex's favourite book is Death On The Ice (1988) by Cassie Brown; it's about a disaster in 1914 suffered by seal hunters.
Rex's favourite movie is The Fast and The Furious.
In 2006, Rex was nominated for a JUNO Award in the category of "Artist of the Year." His album, Under The Lights was also nominated for "Album of the Year."
Rex's first album, Under The Lights, was released on December 13, 2005.
Rex: I started writing for Look Closer [his second album] the day after I stopped touring for Under the Lights [his first album]. I felt I needed to get my experiences on paper right away.
Rex: I want to represent Newfoundland the way she deserves: with guts and glory.
Rex: If it's meant to be, it will be.