Critically acclaimed, chart topper Randy Rogers Band announces the release of their new independent studio album NOTHING SHINES LIKE NEON. Neon is the follow up to four back-to-back iTunes chart topping albums: RANDY ROGERS BAND, BURNING THE DAY, TROUBLE and HOMEMADE TAMALES.
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.”
Right from the start, the band firmly drives their stake in the ground, 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.
Neon is another installment in the critically acclaimed Randy Rogers Band catalog that is certain to impress fans and critics alike. The band is Nashville this week for Americana Music Festival and is scheduled to give members of the media a “first listen” of NOTHING SHINES LIKE neon tonight at Bobby’s Idle Hour from 5-7pm. RRB will hit the road again this weekend performing in their home state of Texas.