RANDY ROGERS BAND: When a band spends the bulk of its year on the road, its members are bound to have their share of trouble and strife. But only the truly talented are able to take those trying...Expand
RANDY ROGERS BAND:
When a band spends the bulk of its year on the road, its members are bound to have their share of trouble and strife. But only the truly talented are able to take those trying experiences and turn them into enduring art. The Randy Rogers Band is one of those few, and they’ve transformed coal into diamonds yet again on their album for MCA Nashville, Trouble. A blessing for both the group and for their passionate fan base, who will no doubt connect with the 11 tracks of Trouble, the band’s eighth album. The band has always enjoyed critical acclaim, thanks to their signature blend of outlaw edge coupled with guy-next-door charm. This album takes that duality to the next level. There’s a certain cachet attached to the group—an authenticity that can’t be manufactured, and one that is often coveted by other artists. “We work hard touring, building up our fan base and putting on a good show night after night, over 200 nights a year. I feel like people have grown to respect us for that.” Rogers is nonetheless honored by the group’s three consecutive ACM Award nominations for Vocal Group of the Year. “It’s validating. The ACM nominations, and even the regional awards we’ve won in Austin, mean a lot to the band. I can’t tell you how proud we are every time we hear that we’ve been nominated.”
CASEY DONAHEW BAND
Texas tornado Casey Donahew kicked off perhaps his biggest year yet in October 2011 with the release of his fourth studio album, DOUBLE WIDE DREAM, on his own Almost Country Entertainment label. Armed with an indomitable, can-do spirit and a handful of new songs that instantly struck a chord with fans everywhere, the Texas native immediately debuted at #2 on iTunes Country Chart, #8 on iTunes overall Chart, #32 on Billboard’s Top 200 Albums Chart and #10 on its Country Chart and was also on iTunes’ coveted “Best of 2011” list and he hasn’t looked back since. Selling out venues across the country from Kansas to Alabama and back, the Casey Donahew Band continues to thrill crowds each week with a combined frenetic onstage energy and everyman likeability, and media outlets around the country are starting to catch on to what the fans have known all along – this guy knows how to rock it. A testament to Casey Donahew’s growing popularity, the song is a perfect example of the Burleson native’s ability not to take himself or anything else too seriously and just enjoy the ride – and what a whirlwind of a ride it is becoming for this Texas sensation as he skyrockets closer and closer to country superstardom!
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