Randy Rogers Band Reach Album Sales Milestone
The Randy Rogers Band are celebrating a musical milestone: The band has now sold more than one million albums since the beginning of their career.
The milestone is a big one for the independent band, which has earned five consecutive No. 1 albums on the iTunes Country Albums Chart. Their most recent record, Nothing Shines Like Neon, debuted at No. 2 on the iTunes All-Genre Chart and inside the Top 10 on the Billboard 200. The Randy Rogers Band have maintained their success since forming in 2000 without much radio play thanks in part to their loyal fan base, which packs auditoriums across the country to hear the group perform live.
The band's reputation for their commitment to traditional country music brought a number of famous friends to the studio for Nothing Shines Like Neon, including Alison Krauss, Dan Tyminski, Jamey Johnson and Jerry Jeff Walker.
"It’s country," lead singer Randy Rogers tells The Boot of the project. "It’s a record that maybe focuses on the stuff we were brought up listening to, those records that we liked, all of us, as kids. [Guitarist] Geoff [Hill] wasn’t necessarily the biggest country music fan, but he’s a fan of music and was influenced by a lot of country albums."
The band writes the majority of their own music, but Rogers says that they aren't against using someone else's work if it makes for a better recording.
"I’m in the mindset [that] I’m always looking: I want to hear the best. I want people to play me the best that they’ve heard. So I listen to everything anybody sends me," he says. "... I think, as an artist and as a songwriter, if you’re cocky enough to just only cut your songs, you’re a bada–, and I think highly of you, because that’s something I can’t do. I love writing songs, [but] I’m not the best at it, so when I hear something that I really dig and I think I can make it my own, I’m willing to swing."