Pal Rakes

Palmer Crawford "Pal" Rakes (born in Tampa, Florida) is an American country music singer. He recorded for Warner Bros. Records between 1977 and 1979, and for Atlantic Records between 1988 and 1989. During his tenure on Warner, he charted in the Top 40 of Hot Country Songs with "That's When the Lyin' Stops (And the Lovin' Starts)" and "Till I Can't Take It Anymore".[2] Rakes also released one album for Atlantic, Midnight Rain. One of Rakes's songs appeared on Neal McCoy's debut album At This Moment.[1]

Pal Rakes
Birth namePalmer Crawford Rakes[1]
OriginTampa, Florida, U.S.
Years active1977–1989
LabelsWarner Bros., Atlantic
Associated actsNeal McCoy



Year Album information
1988 Midnight Rain


Year Single Chart Positions Album
US Country[2] CAN Country[3]
1977 "That's When the Lyin' Stops (And the Lovin' Starts)" 24 non-album songs
"Till I Can't Take It Anymore" 31
1978 "If I Ever Come Back" 46 50
"Till Then" 81
1979 "You and Me and the Green Grass" 92
1988 "I'm Only Lonely for You" 71 Midnight Rain
1989 "All You're Takin' Is My Love" 73
"We Did It Once (We Can Do It Again)" 66


  1. ^ a b Bush, John. "Pal Rakes biography". Allmusic. Retrieved 8 October 2010.
  2. ^ a b Whitburn, Joel (2008). Hot Country Songs 1944 to 2008. Record Research, Inc. p. 338. ISBN 0-89820-177-2.
  3. ^ "RPM Country Tracks for March 4, 1978". RPM. Retrieved 8 October 2010.