Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Randy Rogers Opens for the "Cowboy Rides Away" Tour

Randy Rogers opening for George Strait
Photo Credit: Terri Nelson

The Randy Rogers Band played at the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo on March 17 with country legend George Strait. The band opened for George Strait’s “Cowboy Rides Away Tour,” which also featured Martina McBride.  

Randy Rogers on 6th Street during SXSW
A week before the concert the Randy Rogers Band played at a local 6th Street bar, Peckerheads, during SXSW.  “I am beyond excited to play with the King, it really is an honor,” said Rogers before his show.

George Strait’s tour brought 80,020 people to the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo. The concert broke a new record for attendance. “Randy was great, but he only got to play a couple of songs,” high school teacher Lavinia Owen said. “I wish he could of played longer, it was too short.”

Tour dates, pictures, news and band merchandise can be found at the Randy Rogers Band home page. “The Randy Rogers Band has their own unique sound.  It's different, it's original, and it's true Texas music,” said fan Dawn Boehnemann. 

Micheal Falysek is a member of The Washers, a small-town band that has opened for the Randy Rogers Band. “It's an honor when someone as successful as Randy Rogers includes you in his shows,” said Falysek.  “When you’re a small-town band and your mentors notice your music, it makes you feel real good about what you are doing and the music you are playing.”

Randy Rogers at the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo
Photo Credit: Terri Nelson
The Randy Rogers Band has been nominated for the 2008 Top Vocal Group, the 2009 Top Vocal Group of the Year and the 2010 Top Vocal Group of the Year at the Academy of Country Music Awards

According to Boehnemann, she was thrilled when she heard the Randy Rogers Band was opening for George Strait.  “I first heard the band play in 2001 at a small music festival and I’ve been in love ever since,” said Boehnemann.

“I know opening for George will be a point in Randy’s career that he will never forget,” Owen said. 

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