GAC Album Review: Randy Rogers Band’s Trouble

Trouble just might be the Randy Rogers Band’s best album to date. Though a few RRB purists might be caught off guard by some of the new wrinkles heard on the band’s sixth studio album, the ultimate payoff makes for an exciting ride courtesy of the Texas-bred band. In stores now, Trouble marks the first [...] Read More

Little Big Town, Randy Rogers Banded Together at Nos. 1 & 2

To purposely misquote a Paul McCartney classic, bands are on the run in country music — straight to the top of the charts. Little Big Town’s new album The Reason Why, bolts out of the chute to No. 1 on this week’s Billboard Country Albums chart, and it’s followed by the Randy Rogers Band’s Burning The Day, checking in at No. 2. In fact, groups occupy four of the Top 5 slots on the chart. Lady Antebellum’s Need You Now checks in at No. 4, and the the Zac Brown Band hanging in at No. 5 with the double-platinum project The Foundation. The only thing blocking bands from a Top 5 sweep is the Trace Adkins album Cowboy’s Back In Town. Most fans probably don’t think much about it, but being in a band is completely different from working as a solo artist. There are more expenses, more opinions and more egos involved, so decisions require more communication and more time. As a reward for all that extra work, there’s less potential income — the band members have to split up the proceeds in the end. Read More

Randy Rogers Is Big in Texas: What’s the Next Frontier?

Is Burning The Day the album that puts the Randy Rogers Band over the top? A number of folks on the Texas red-dirt scene are wondering if the album can break him nationally, but nobody’s hoping for that result more than Randy himself. The group played its first gig 10 years ago in San Marcos, Texas, at the Cheatham Street Warehouse, one of the venues George Strait played frequently on his way up. RRB built up a significant following in the Lone Star State with a series of independent albums and got noticed in Nashville, where they signed five years ago this month with Mercury Records. Both of their previous albums for the label hit the Top 10 on the Billboard country albums chart — particularly impressive because the band has never had a bona fide hit. Read More