Randy Rogers Band

Billboard: Randy Rogers Band Reinvents Guy Clark's 'Hell Bent On a Heartache': Exclusive


Randy Rogers Band won’t release their forthcoming album Hellbent until April 26, but that’s not stopping the Texas act from giving fans an early listen. Their eighth studio album borrows its title from Guy Clark’s “Hell Bent On a Heartache,” which the band covers on their upcoming project and Billboard premieres below.

Hear “Hell Bent On a Heartache” from the new album Hellbent, available April 26 by clicking here.



NASHVILLE, Tenn.  (Jan. 21, 2019) — Randy Rogers Band announces the release of its new 11-track album Hellbent on April 26. Produced by four-time GRAMMY-winner Dave Cobb, Hellbent marks the band's eighth studio album in almost 19 years, offering another dose of high-octane country music fueled by the group's unique brotherhood, deep history, and fearless spirit.

The band’s first single “Crazy People”  — at radio on February 15 — reflects a unique aspect of Rogers' life growing up.

“I used to be scared of neon signs at restaurants because it had been drilled in my head that people were drinking and therefore, they were crazy,” he says, recalling his strict upbringing. “We took the irony and had some fun with it.”

For nearly two decades, Randy Rogers Band has featured the same lineup. This makes the group an anomaly in a business where bandmates come and go. What's even more rare is Randy Rogers Band's homegrown success on the road, where the Texas-based musicians have built a diverse, loyal audience that stretches far beyond the limits of their home state.

Last year alone, the “perpetual live favorite” (Rolling Stone) played sold-out shows coast-to-coast in Chicago, Los Angeles, New York, Boston, Seattle and more, with more than 50 shows to over 60,000 fans outside of Texas, and earned more than 97 Million Pandora Spins in 2018.

Hellbent builds upon that remarkable growth, capturing the energy and collaborative chemistry of the band's live performances over nearly a dozen studio tracks.

"The guarantee of good music and a good time is what keeps fans coming back," writes the New York Times, noting the shared passion between Randy Rogers Band's six members. Another longtime fan of the group is Cobb, (Chris Stapleton, Sturgill Simpson, Jason Isbell, "A Star Is Born"), who recorded Hellbent at RCA Studio A in Nashville. 

Hellbent offers the full range of Randy Rogers Band's countrified attack. On "You, Me and a Bottle," Rogers delivers a love song to his wife. On "Hell Bent On a Heartache," he tips his hat to songwriting idol Guy Clark, who wrote the track alongside Chris and Morgane Stapleton while "Wine in a Coffee Cup" paints a detailed picture of a high-powered woman taking on the business world. There's humor, heartbreak, twang, and classic storytelling, all performed by a band of lifelong collaborators and co-writers whose chemistry has only deepened with time.

Hellbent also represents the latest chapter in Rogers' multi-faceted career — a career that's made good use of his musical and business skills. A college graduate with a degree in public relations, Rogers is also the co-owner of several Texas venues, including Cheatham Street Warehouse in San Marcos, Texas, where George Strait began building a fan base in his early career. Additionally, he's a founding partner in Big Blind Management, steering the careers of Red Shahan and Parker McCollum along the way. A fan of collaboration both inside and out of his own band, Rogers has partnered with friend Wade Bowen on the infectious Hold My Beer projects and joined forces with Lone Star legend Robert Earl Keen as The Stryker Brothers. He recently joined Lyle Lovett, Willie Nelson and Jerry Jeff Walker to sing on Michael Martin Murphey’s Austinology album.

With Hellbent, though, Rogers returns to his primary priority: the band’s own music.

"We’re in it for the long haul," he says of his band. “We’re lifers. This is obviously our way of life. This isn’t some Johnny-come-lately group of guys. We’re like an oak tree. We’re not going anywhere. We’re not hinged on whether our next single will be a No.1. We’re not hinged on an album topping the charts. We have a great and loyal fan base and we do things right. When we play our shows, people expect to have a great night and to go home satisfied. As long as we keep doing that, no change in the industry, no record deal or anything like that can make or break this band.”

The Hellbent track listing is below:

1. Drinking Money

2. I’ll Never Get Over You

3. Anchors Away

4. Comal County 

5. Hell Bent On A Heartache 

6. You, Me, And A Bottle

7. We Never Made It To Mexico

8. Crazy People 

9. Fire In The Hole

10. Wine In A Coffee Cup 

11. Good One Coming On

Hellbent Tour Dates:

Friday, March 29, 2019 — Helotes, TX - Floore's Country Store

Saturday, March 30, 2019 — Helotes, TX - Floore's Country Store

Saturday, April 6, 2019 — Snook, TX - Starlight Ballroom

Friday, April 12, 2019 — Houston, TX - White Oak Music Hall

Saturday, April 13, 2019 — Lubbock, TX - The Blue Light

Friday, April 19, 2019 — Greenville, TX - Hunt County Fair

Thursday, April 25, 2019 — Stephenville, TX - Melody Mountain Ranch

Friday, May 3, 2019 — Texarkana, TX - Scottie’s Grill

Friday, May 10, 2019 — Lincoln, NE - The Railyard

Saturday, May 11, 2019 — Iowa City, IA - First Avenue Club

Friday, May 24, 2019 — Biloxi, MS — IP Casino Resort Spa - Studio A

Friday, May 31, 2019 — Ruidoso, NM - Wingfield Park

Saturday, June 1, 2019 — Graham, TX - Young County Arena

Saturday, June 29, 2019 — Durant, OK - Choctaw Grand Theater

Saturday, August 3, 2019 — Joseph, OR - Back Country Bash

*Additional dates to be added.

For tickets and an updated tour schedule, visit randyrogersband.com.

Click here to pre-order our upcoming album Hellbent out April 26!

Randy Rogers Band announces 10th Annual Golf Jam Concert


On Mon., Sept. 24, the Randy Rogers Band will host its 10th annual Golf Jam and Concert at River Crossing Club in Spring Branch, TX. Presented by Shiner Beers and co-hosted by KJ97, this year's proceeds will once again benefit the Health Alliance of Austin Musicians (HAAM), an organization that provides Austin, TX, musicians with affordable and quality healthcare.

Ticket sales open this Fri., July 20, at 10AM CST, and golfer registration starts at $200/golfer. Each tournament ticket includes a round of golf, lunch, an awards' dinner, drink tickets, surprise giveaways and admission to the post-tournament jam concert. Individual tickets for the concert can also be purchased for $25 in advance, $30 at the door and $75 for VIP tickets. Gates for the post-tournament Jam Concert open at 6:30PM CST with music kicking off at 7:30PM CST, featuring members of Randy Rogers Band and other special guests. For more ticket information, visit: www.rrbgolf.com/tickets-registration

In 2009, Randy Rogers Band created this annual golf and concert event to give back to the community. Since then, it has raised more than $500,000 for organizations across Texas.

For more information on sponsorships, concert tickets and to reserve your spot at this year's event, visit: www.rrbgolf.com

Randy Rogers Presents: Grand Opening of ChopShop Live Feat. Wade Bowen on Saturday, July 14, in Roanoke, TX


Randy Rogers has partnered with Rock Libations, formed by independent Restaurant pioneers Josh Babb and Sean Clavir, for ChopShop Live -- the first restaurant, bar and worldwide club of its kind in Roanoke, TX. To celebrate the venue's grand opening, Rogers will present a concert on Saturday, July 14, at 5 PM CST featuring fellow Texan Wade Bowen. Read more here!


Hear Randy Rogers Band, Radney Foster Salute Pat Green With 'Three Days'

When Pat Green released his major label debut album Three Days in 2001, it introduced the singer-songwriter to a national audience, with its follow-up, 2003's Wave on Wave, raising his profile even higher via the hit title track. But in his native Texas, Green was already a star, adored by a dedicated fan base built by playing the dancehall circuit and respected by fellow musicians. Now, some of the artists he influenced are saluting the Lone Star State hero on Dancehall Dreamin': A Tribute to Pat Green.

Due April 5th – Green's 46th birthday – the record features renditions of his songs from artists like Jack Ingram, Josh Abbott Band and Aaron Watson. Randy Rogers Band performs the title track to Green's essential Three Days, enlisting Radney Foster – who co-wrote the song about the grueling life of a touring musician with Green ­­– for an assist. Read more on RollingStone.com here