Randy Rogers Band, 'Nothing Shines Like Neon'
The sturdy Rogers will forever be joined at the belt loop with the Texas music scene. But viewing he and his gang only through that Lone Star lens is doing them a disservice. On the inextinguishable Neon, they're purveyors of all kinds of country music, whether it originates from Nashville or San Antonio. "Neon Blues" is a timeless drinking song, "Rain and the Radio" reverberates with roadhouse soul and "Actin' Crazy" is an L.A. kiss-off with duet partner Jamey Johnson. Rogers and his fiddle-heavy sound will never be mistaken for any of today's pop-country radio gods, but that's not what he's after. Instead, he's carving out a legacy that may one day be on par with that of another Texan: George Strait.