Randy Rogers Literally Shares the Wealth With His Band
RRB set to release new album on Jan. 15
The Randy Rogers Band formed in 2000, and has remained intact ever since. Through seven studio albums, multiple label changes and an almost constant touring schedule, the original five-man group remains the same, which lead singer, Randy Rogers, says he attributes to their humble, yet determined, beginnings.
Nothing Shines Like Neon
Jan. 15, 2016
- San Antone 3:29
- Rain and the Radio 3:49
- Neon Blues 3:01
- Things I Need to Quit 3:38
- Look out Yonder (with Alison Krauss & Dan Tyminski) 3:24
- Tequila Eyes 4:17
- Takin’ It as It Comes (with Jerry Jeff Walker) 3:39
- Old Moon New 3:33
- Meet Me Tonight 3:14
- Actin’ Crazy (with Jamey Johnson) 2:47
- Pour One for the Poor One 2:27
“We all had nothing at the same time,” Randy tells Nash Country Weekly. “We had about $4 a piece. When we started the band, we made $250, we paid the expenses and we split it up. We still do that. We share everything, and I think that’s a big key. I think about it all the time, how filthy rich I would be if I would just pay my guys what other bands play their side guys, but nobody’s a side guy in this band. I’ve been in bands before, and treated as a side guy, and I hated it. I didn’t like not having a say-so. When I started this band, I wanted everybody to be equal, and everybody to have a say-so, and everybody to be creative, and everybody’s sacrifice to mean something. It’s not easy to do this, and people should get paid for that.”
The singer adds that splitting the money evenly has made his bandmates loyal, and committed to working harder than ever.
“You have the opportunity in this band to move up, because as the band moves up, you move up,” he explains. “We’ve gotten really lucky, and had that success, and been able to make money doing this. I hate the articles that say how much we make. I hate bragging about that. But the security of having a job is definitely nice.”
The Randy Rogers Band’s eighth studio album, Nothing Shines Like Neon, will be released on Jan. 15.