Album: Nothing Shines Like Neon
Release date: Early 2016
Randy Rogers Band announces the upcoming and early 2016 release of their new independent studio album Nothing Shines Like Neon- a project that is rooted firmly in the traditional country sound.
The band spent over two years touring and writing new material to bring into the studio. When they arrived at Cedar Creek in Austin, they had a collection of seven songs written or co-written by the band, a handful of tracks written by their peers and two songs co-written by Rogers and legendary songwriter/producer Buddy Cannon.
“The band and I had a lot of fun recording at Cedar Creek in Austin. Being close to home, family and friends made the process all the more enjoyable for us. We brought Buddy Cannon on board to the produce the album and hoped Neon would build upon the traditions of the country albums we grew up listening to. It’s country. We’re proud of it. We hope our fans enjoy it.”
Along with his work with Sammy Kershaw, George Jones (“High Tech Redneck”), John Michael Montgomery (“The Little Girl”), Chely Wright (“Single White Female”), and a 17 year run as producer for Kenny Chesney (“Young”, “A Lot Of Things Different”, “She Thinks My Tractor’s Sexy”, “There Goes My Life”, “The Good Stuff”, “Somewhere With You”, “You And Tequila”), Cannon has also produced projects for Jamey Johnson (“The Dollar” & “Living For A Song – A tribute To Hank Cochran”) Sara Evans (“No Place That Far”) and Joe Nichols (“Tequila Makes Her Clothes Fall Off”). Cannon has been the producer of choice for several recent recording projects by his hero Willie Nelson which Cannon proclaims to be one of the major highlights of his career. His own impressive personal song catalog includes classic hits like Vern Gosdin’s “Set ‘Em Up Joe,” “Dream Of Me”, and “I’m Still Crazy,” Billy Ray Cyrus’ “She’s Not Cryin’ Anymore,” and George Strait’s “I’ve Come To Expect It From You,” and, most recently, Strait’s record breaking 53rd number one song “Give It Away” which was named Song Of The Year at the 2007 Academy Of Country Music Awards .
From the press release:
"Right from the start, the band plans to show fans their traditionalism, opening the album with the fiddle driven, Texas shuffle “San Antone.” The album delivers one classic country song after another complete with heart on the sleeve lyrics, powerful smoky vocals, blazing fiddles and guitars. Stand outs on the album include the beautiful, instant classic “Look Out Yonder,” a duet with Alison Krauss and a pair of aching ‘wish I could get over you’ tunes “Things I Need To Quit” and “Tequila Eyes” written from each side of the coin. As fans expect from the Randy Rogers Band, the album delivers a dose of hell-raising including a duet with Jamey Johnson “Acting Crazy” and the devil may care “Taking It As It Comes” featuring Jerry Jeff Walker."