FINLAY FAMILY SELLS CHEATHAM STREET WAREHOUSE TO LONGTIME KENT FINLAY DISCIPLE RANDY ROGERS Chart-topping Texas singer-songwriter will assume new ownership of legendary Central Texas launching pad on January 1, 2017 SAN MARCOS, Texas – Cheatham Street Warehouse has a new owner: Randy Rogers. The country music star recently purchased the legendary club from iconic venue owner Kent Finlay’s children Jenni, Sterling and HalleyAnna. Kent Finlay, who died on Texas Independence Day 2015, founded Cheatham Street Warehouse – the iconic Texas launching pad responsible for skyrocketing George Strait, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Randy Rogers, Todd Snider and hundreds more singers and songwriters – more than forty years ago. Additionally, Finlay’s children all grew their musical wings at the venue. “Knowing that Cheatham Street’s legacy will stay in tact under the love and care of Randy Rogers fills all of our hearts,” eldest daughter Jenni Finlay says. “Randy came up performing at Dad’s beloved Songwriters Night and it’s only fitting that he takes the helm. We’re so excited about the next chapter for Cheatham Street.” “I plan on honoring Kent in every way with my plans and vision for Cheatham,” Rogers said to the family. “This means so much to me personally.” Finlay’s beloved Cheatham Street Warehouse has always existed for creation. Songs begin on Cheatham’s stage. They grow. Breathe. Live. Earn more miles. Finally, they mature into shape. Finlay’s songwriters night, an open mike for original songs he hosted for nearly every Wednesday night at the venue for more than four decades, nurtured singular songwriters and storytellers with stunning frequency during his lifetime. For instance, the celebrated “Class of ’87” included Americana all-stars Todd Snider, James McMurtry, Terri Hendrix, Bruce Robison and Hal Ketchum learning their craft. “Kent and his great little honkytonk with indoor toilets gave me and a whole host of others a place to learn our craft and to learn how to be, sing and play music onstage,” Strait says. “[I thank] Kent for believing in the up-and-coming Ace in the Hole Band with a totally unknown singer who had big dreams and for helping make those dreams a reality. I’ll never forget those days.” Literally bucketsful more – including celebrated guitarists Eric Johnston and Monte Montgomery, deep-browed songwriters Owen Temple and Walt Wilkins, fiery live acts Joe King Carrasco and Charlie and Will Sexton – have emerged from his humble honky tonk stage. Additionally, legendary singer-songwriters such as Marcia Ball, Guy Clark, Ray Wylie Hubbard, Willie Nelson, Billy Joe Shaver, Ernest Tubb, Townes Van Zandt and dozens upon dozens more regularly stepped on the Cheatham stage throughout the 1970s Cosmic Cowboy heyday. “Randy Rogers’ career began on the Cheatham Street Warehouse stage,” says Gregg Andrews, Cheatham Street Music Foundations board of directors president. “His devotion and loyalty to Kent as a songwriting mentor has never waivered and he’s fully committed to perserving Kent’s outstanding legacy. Through the years, Kent and his family transformed the creaky old warehouse along the railroad tracks into a songwriters’ oasis of world renown Continue reading
The Official Music Video For Randy Rogers Band New Single, “Fuzzy.” Below is the official music video for Randy Rogers Band‘s current single, “Fuzzy.” The song comes from the band’s latest album Trouble. The video is pretty funny as it takes you through a night of partying that is, well…Fuzzy. Check out the track listing for Trouble below, then watch “Fuzzy.” Trouble Track Listing: 1. Goodbye Lonely 2. Fuzzy 3. Speak of the Devil 4. Flash Flood 5. Trouble Knows My Name (feat. Willie Nelson) 6. One More Sad Song 7. If I Had Another Heart 8. Don’t Deserve You 9. Had To Give That Up 10. Shotgun 11. Never Got Around To That
Listen Now: Randy Rogers New Album Trouble, Releasing April 30th. Randy Rogers Band will be releasing a brand new album, Trouble, this Tuesday (April 30th), but you can stream it now! Just hit “stream now” below and follow the prompts to hear the track “Never Got Around to That“! Trouble is the Texas based group’s fifth studio album, and features eleven brand new tracks including “Trouble Knows My Name” featuring none other than Willie Nelson! For extra insight into this great new album hear the story behind the story of “Never Got Around to That.” Listen to Trouble, “Never Got Around to That” Now! Trouble Complete Track Listing. 1. Goodbye Lonely 2. Fuzzy 3. Speak of the Devil 4. Flash Flood 5. Trouble Knows My Name (ft. Willie Nelson) 6. One More Sad Song 7. If I Had A Heart 8. Don’t Deserve You 9. Had To Give That Up 10. Shotgun 11. Never Got Around To That
Your Chance to Win A Copy of Randy Rogers Band New Album, Trouble! Randy Rogers Band will be releasing their brand new album, Trouble, next week, but before you head to the store, we’ve got your chance to win right here! This is the group’s fifth studio album and it features eleven brand new tracks that you’re not gonna want to miss. There’s even a guest appearance from one of country’s favorite legends, Willie Nelson! For your chance to win, follow the directions below. Giveaway Guidelines: Step 1: (If you aren’t already!) Follow us @CMNBlog and @rrbchoir on Twitter! Step 2: Send out the following tweet: “I entered to win a copy of new album #Trouble from @rrbchoir via @CMNBlog and you can too! Details here http://ow.ly/kyZbB #CountryMusic” Step 3: When we receive your tweet, you’re entered to win! Important Info: Winners will be randomly selected and notified individually via Twitter. Prizes provided by Total Assualt. Tweets must be received by 12:00pm Saturday, May 4th. Winners will not be eligible for another prize drawing until 90days after this one. Trouble Complete Track Listing: 1. Goodbye Lonely 2. Fuzzy 3. Speak of the Devil 4. Flash Flood 5. Trouble Knows My Name (ft. Willie Nelson) 6. One More Sad Song 7. If I Had A Heart 8. Don’t Deserve You 9. Had To Give That Up 10. Shotgun 11. Never Got Around To That
Texas Artists Come Together To Help The Community Of West, After The Recent Tragedy. After the explosion of a fertilizer plant in West, Texas, the Texas Thunder festival organizers and the musicians scheduled to attend, have decided to support the West community. The Texas Thunder music festival will be May 17-19 in Gardendale, Texas. The Randy Rogers Band, Aaron Watson, Charlie Robison, Wade Bowen, Casey Donahew Band, Josh Abbott Band, Stoney LaRue and many more will perform and raise funds for those affected in the tragic explosion last Wednesday. “For 13 years now our band has been traveling I-35 and stopping in West, TX along the way to sample the good food,” said Randy Rogers. “It’s become a staple on our tour. Now it’s time for us to give back.” Texas Thunder presents an all-star, all-Texas line-up, with both musicians and fans coming together to help bring support to those who need it most. Weekend passes are available for a discounted price of $65 with camping starting at $110. A very limited number of single-day tickets are available for $35. “We are disheartened by the tragedy in West, Texas. Texans are passionate about their communities and upon hearing of this tragedy, the Texas music community reached out to lend a helping hand,” says event organizer Brian Andrews. “100% of net proceeds from the Texas Thunder music festival will benefit the schools and first-responders of West, Texas.” Texas Thunder tickets are now available for purchase at Graham Central Station in Odessa, Rockin’ Rodeo Midland and Arriba Midland. For more information or to purchase tickets and camping, please visit www.texasthunderfest.com or call (855) 362-0535.
The Festival That Starts Off The Year! Music Fest started on Saturday, Jan 5 and ends tomorrow, Jan 10. The festival is held at the Steamboat ski resort in Colorado and is a week of skiing and music. In its 28th year, the festival is currently going with plenty of Texas and Americana acts hitting the stage, over 40! Among the performers are Adam Hood, Randy Rogers Band, Cody Canada & the Departed, Kyle Park, Kristen Kelly, Roger Creager, Cory Morrow, Whiskey Myers, Will Hoge, Jason Eady and more! Here is a look back at Music Fest 2012! Hope you enjoy and maybe it will get you thinking about going to Music Fest 2014!
Texas Thunder Festival Announces 2013 Line-Up. It’s that time of year again…that time when all the country festivals coming up in the next year start leaking their line-ups! Joining the list of fests with amazing rosters is the 2013 Texas Thunder Festival which will feature two stages, food, cold beer, thrill rides and more, all done up Texas style (and by Texas style…I mean real big!)! Texas Thunder will take place May 17-19, 2013, and you can find the complete line-up for the main stage below. 2013 Texas Thunder Main Stage Line-up. Friday, May 17: 3:00-4:00pm Bri Bagwell 4:30-5:30pm Granger Smith 6:00-7:00pm Micky and The Motorcars 7:30-8:30pm Charlie Robison 9:00-10:00pm Aaron Watson 10:30-12:00am Josh Abbott Band Saturday, May 18th: 1:30-2:30pm Kimberly Dunn 3:00-4:00pm Johnny Cooper 4:30-5:30pm Brandon Rhyder 6:00-7:00pm Whiskey Myers 7:30-8:30pm Turnpike Troubadours 9:00-10:00pm Wade Bowen 10:30-12:00am Randy Rogers Band Sunday, May 19th: 1:00-2:00pm Jake Kellen 2:30-3:30pm Kyle Bennett 4:00-5:00pm William Clark Green 5:30-6:30pm Brian Milson 7:00-8:30pm Stoney LaRue 9:00-10:30pm Casey Donahew Band
Here Is The Official Music Video For Randy Rogers Band’s “One More Sad Song.” “One More Sad Song” is the Randy Rogers Band’s current single and will be on their upcoming 2013 album, Trouble. The video below is awesome with all kinds of twists thrown in there, including a couple guest appearances. Watch it to see what happens and tell us who you see!
The Randy Rogers Band Did NOT Disappoint On Dickson! Last night, August 30th, the Randy Rogers Band gave Fayetteville, AR one heck of a show! They played at the legendary George’s Majestic Lounge to a packed house. The show added the cherry to the already exciting week for the college town, with the first Razorback game of the season Saturday and a 3 day weekend! RRB’s latest single, “One More Sad Song,” hit iTunes earlier this week and lucky for this crowd, they got to hear it live! The band also played “Flash Flood” from their upcoming album and “Goodbye Lonely,” which will be track #1 on the new album set to release in early 2013. The new stuff was great, but one of the best things to see at any show is true fans, singing along word-for-word, with every song! “Too Late for Goodbye,” “Wicked Ways,” “Steal You Away,” “Lost and Found,” “Down and Out,” “Interstate” and “Kiss Me In The Dark” had this bunch of concert-goers doing exactly that! I am pretty partial to “Buy Myself A Chance,” so that is always the highlight of RRB’s show for me! But, one thing that I did notice after stepping back and just watching the give and take of the band with the audience (that I’ve never picked up on before) is how much these guys can command a crowd’s attention. There wasn’t much chatter between groups, no girls crying…just a bunch of smiling, dancing, singing, straight-ahead-looking fans! The show ended with “This Time Around,” and left everyone wanting more! RRB has a busy weekend ahead with shows in Thackerville, OK tonight, Corpus Christi, TX Saturday and New Braunfels, TX Sunday! If you are anywhere near any of those locations, do yourself a favor and catch their show! Check out photos from the show!
Randy Rogers Band’s Latest Single, “One More Sad Song,” Available For Purchase! The Randy Rogers Band‘s latest single, “One More Sad Song,” is officially on sale! The song has been gaining popularity with RRB fans for a while now, leaving them asking the question…”When can I buy it?” Well, that day has come! “One More Sad Song” will be on their upcoming album, Trouble!