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The Randy Rogers Band (RRB) will make a stop in Mission at Las Palmas Race Park tonight at 7 p.m. singing songs from their latest album, Burning the Day. The album hit stores in August and was the second most downloaded album on iTunes (all genres) just under pop superstar Katy Perry. The album was also No. 2 on Billboard’s Top Country Albums chart. The lead single, “Too Late for Goodbye,” was the most added at radio its first week just behind country super-group Lady Antebellum.
The Texas-born-and-bred crew, who earned their road-warrior reputation in bars and dives across the American West, still spends more than 200 days on the road a year, breaking attendance records at venues on each tour. They have opened for Willie Nelson and The Eagles, and landed spots on The Tonight Show With Jay Leno and Late Show With David Letterman. Their two previous albums debuted at No. 1 on the iTunes Country Chart and in the Top 5 on the Billboard Top Country Albums Chart. They have also earned two ACM Vocal Group of the Year nominations. All of these signs point to success, but on the road map of the band’s career, their route has yet to take them to a major win on country radio – that changes with Burning the Day.
RRB lays it all out on the line with this album.
“This is an important album,” Randy Rogers reiterates. “I wrote more songs for this album than on any previous record. The rest of the band was writing a song a week as well; we really made an effort to bring as much to the table as we could before going into the studio.”
Rogers and the band set out to write an album filled with real country songs from start-to-finish. Their aim is true, to write about relationships, about loves lost and regained, about joy and sorrow and the poetry of life that unfolds in front of us everyday. They’re songs that cause synapses to fire, especially at their shows.
Burning the Day is an album meant for old and new fans alike. It offers a taste of their live show: moments where a chorus sweeps you away, singing along word for word, and verses with consummate attention to personal imagery and song craft.
It’s all on the line here. Randy Rogers Band put everything they’ve got into Burning the Day. It represents the years of hard work, hard livin’ the band members have put themselves through to make genuine, unflinching rock-country music. Everything is under the hood in this machine and waiting for the listener to turn that key – RRB guarantees a wild ride.
A classic return to form and a brave new direction, Burning the Day refuses to be put on pause, stays in your car for weeks on end, and the songs cannot be turned on low. The album feels like a late, warm summer’s afternoon drive with the top down that ends up lasting long after the sun goes down. Burning the Day is their third release on UMG Nashville / MCA, and Randy Rogers Band is out to leave a lasting mark with the collection of 11 rock-country fire-branded songs.
Tickets to the show are $25 in advance and $30 at the gate. Las Palmas Race Park is located at 7509 N. Taylor Rd. For more information and to purchase tickets visit http://www.laspalmasracepark.com/events/ or call 1-877-772-5425. Tickets can also be purchased at Cavender’s Western Outfitter and Melhart Music Center.
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