Ever since The Randy Rogers Band began dropping hints and allegations about working with Dave Cobb on a new album, fans have been waiting impatiently for further news or hard details. There is more news finally, but folks are going to have to wait a little bit longer before the new record hits shelves.
Talking with Cody Starr at Galleywinter, Randy Rogers explains that the band does indeed have 10 Dave Cobb-produced songs in the can, but they’re heading back to Nashville this week during AmericanaFest to cut a few more with the Grammy-winning producer.
“We’re independent artists now, which hasn’t always been the case, so we’ve got a lot of freedom and options on this one,” Randy Rogers explains. “We enjoyed working in the studio with Cobb so much we want to go back. It’s Studio A, a historical place with a great vibe, and was just a great opportunity … He demands your best, plus he’s a great decision maker … We’re hoping to have about 14 [songs] total.”
Randy Rogers also says that he wrote 8 of the 10 tunes they’ve cut so far, as well as a Radney Foster song. He’s also planning preliminarily for a new single to be released some time this fall, with perhaps the new album coming out in early spring of 2019. “We are on this search for this ‘magic thing’ and although I think we’ve already cut some magic, we are still looking for that magic song that will live forever,” Randy Rogers says.
If you think you can’t wait until 2019 for new Randy Rogers music, there’s a wild rumor that one of the members of The Stryker Brothers sounds a lot like him, so perhaps that will tide you over.