The Randy Rogers Band
Randy Rogers was taught to play the piano by his grandmother when he was a young boy growing up in Cleburne, Tex. By the time he was 11, he was picking out chords on the guitar and writing songs. Throughout his teens, Rogers joined a number of bands, but in college he decided to put together his own group from scratch and took up space behind the mic. The band's debut, Live at Cheatham St. Warehouse, was hardly more than a live demo, which was recorded shortly after the band's first practices. Like It Used to Be was the band's first studio recording and was followed two years later by 2004's Rollercoaster. Things picked up for the band when Kenny Chesney recorded the Rogers-penned song "Somebody Take Me Home" for his Road and the Radio album. The Randy Rogers Band were signed to Mercury Nashville the following year, and they released Live at Billy Bob's as a stop-gap while they worked on their major-label debut. Just a Matter of Time appeared in 2006, followed by the Radney Foster-produced Randy Rogers Band in 2008.