I won’t apologize for most of my recent posts being on Red Dirt Music. It’s where my heart is and The Randy Rogers Band is one of the best in the genre. In fact “They Call It The Hill Country” is one of the few songs that brings tears to my eyes no matter my mood or where I am. They are celebrating their ten year anniversary this month and it’s been ten years of great music. I am always stoked when a new RRB album comes out and have yet to be disappointed. Whether it’s heartbreak or honky tonk Randy can write it and make you feel every emotion along the way.
Burning The Day is a whiskey album for sure. The songs about heartbreak are gut-wrenching and the happier songs have an undercurrent that calls out for that self-inflicted whiskey burn. Some albums are beer albums, some are sittin’ on the backyard drinking with friends and some are like this one where you need something stiff to go with it and it might be better without a lot of company. I haven’t been going out much lately due to work, illness and other factors and this one of the ones I put on after the family is down for the night and it’s just me, the dog and the whiskey. It’s Essential Listening and if you don’t feel the lonely spilling out of this one then you ain’t got much of a soul.