To many mainstream country music fans, the Texas Music Scene is an undiscovered nation. But the upcoming album from Randy Rogers Band may help shine a light on the bold sounds coming out of the Lone Star State. On January 15th, the group releases Nothing Shines Like Neon, a collection of twang-heavy anthems and barroom weepers.
Produced by Buddy Cannon, Neon also features some fellow keepers of the trad-country flame as special guests: Jamey Johnson, Alison Krauss and Jerry Jeff Walker all appear. Johnson lends his voice to the rowdy “Actin’ Crazy,” Krauss sings on the gorgeous “Look Out Yonder” and Walker croons on “Taking It As It Comes.”
Rogers’ last release was the duets album with Wade Bowen Hold My Beer, Vol. 1. That record appeared on many year-end lists in 2015, including Rolling Stone Country‘s 40 Best Albums. Now reunited with his namesake band, Rogers will hit the road in March in support of Nothing Shines Like Neon.