Randy Rogers Band Set Goals for 2016: ‘There’s Still Things Left to Do’
The Randy Rogers Band are one of the country music industry's hardest-working groups. Having spent most of their time on the road since the release of their debut album, Like It Used to Be, in 2002, the RRB have played all over the world to sold-out crowds, sold albums and charted singles with and without a major label. But there's still plenty more that the group wants to accomplish.
"We usually sit down as a band, right around Christmas, and we come up with goals," lead singer Randy Rogers tells The Boot. "Playing the Houston Rodeo is still on the list. Record an Austin City Limits [appearance]. There's still things left to do.
"People ask us all the time, ‘Are you tired of it? Does it get old? Does it get mundane?'" Rogers says -- and the answer will always be an emphatic "no."
"There’s still things left out there for us to do," he maintains. "And every record that we put out, it seems like we get a little bit further down the road or to a different plateau. The music business is a bunch of staying in the same place for a long time. So hopefully we’ll just jump up to that next level."
The Randy Rogers Band will release a new album, Nothing Shines Like Neon, on Jan. 15 via Thirty Tigers. The disc includes duets with Alison Krauss, Jamey Johnson and Jerry Joe Walker, but even with the all-star collaborations, the band's goal for the project remains the same as with all of their previous records.
"I don’t think any of us are expecting to get anything out of this record other than to keep our jobs and keep rolling and knocking stuff off the list that we want to do," Rogers notes.
Nothing Shines Like Neon is available for pre-order on Amazon.