After spending the past two years “Burning the Day,” the Randy Rogers Band is igniting concert stages with new music.
“We've got eight albums worth of material, so there's no way in a two-hour set we can play everything,” said Rogers, guitarist/
For the third straight year, the hard-touring five-piece outfit — fiddler Brady Black, guitarist
“It's always a hell of a time,” Rogers said. “I think it's probably the biggest party of the year. Seems like everybody is committed to that event, and they save up their partying
Rogers and his cohorts just finished writing and recording their as-yet-
“You know, we put more into this record I think than any other record we've ever done as far as preproduction. We learned all the songs before we got into the studio so we were prepared. It took only about eight or nine studio days to record this record, which we did that before on an album called ‘Roller Coaster,' kind of made it all at once. It just kind of all spilled out of us, and not since then has that happened in the studio. So I feel very confident that we got the best snapshot of our band and where we're at right now. We basically sat up in the studio, the five of us live, and played. I mean that's how we did it, so I'm really excited about it. I think it's probably the best record we've ever done,” Rogers said.
“We had several special guests come and appear on our record, which I can't tell you who, but it's really big and really cool and awesome, and we had a great time doing that. So I'm
The band has achieved some lofty goals since its breakout success with its 2008 self-titled album, which debuted at No. 3 on the Billboard country album chart and was named Playboy's best country
Rogers and his bandmates added potent fuel to their hot streak with their 2010 follow-up “Burning the Day,” which bowed at No. 2 on the Billboard country album chart and No. 8 on the all-genre Billboard 200. The frontman said he has another big goal for his band's fourth effort for Universal Music
“Hopefully, they can find a way to get us some more radio play, you know. We've never even had a top 40 song. I've accomplished so many goals that I set for myself and for our band, and having some
He is encouraged by the radio success of fellow Texas country-rockers and Calf Fry favorites the Eli Young Band, whose ballad “Crazy Girl” was named Billboard and the Academy of Country Music's top country song of 2011.
“I think in general country music has kind of opened its doors, or is starting to a little bit more,” he said. “For years it's been hard as a band to get on the radio, and I think nowadays because of Eli Young Band and Zac Brown Band, some doors are open. So I'm very excited about that opportunity, for sure.”
He's also excited about sharing at least one new track with the fans at Calf Fry.
“There's a song on the record called ‘Goodbye Lonely' that I'm real proud of, and we'll probably play it,” he said. “It's all over YouTube. ... I like playing new stuff live and then seeing them pop up on YouTube. It's a lot of fun to see how many hits it gets. You can judge like what songs suck and what songs are good kind of by that.”
21st Annual Calf Fry