Randy Rogers Band

Burning the Day (MCA Nashville)

Texas Platters

Randy Rogers Band

Burning the Day (MCA Nashville)

The fifth studio release from the Randy Rogers Band is supposed to be a groundbreaker. After having Radney Foster produce its last two discs, the Hill Country fivepiece moved to studio vet Paul Worley, who's worked with the Dixie Chicks and Big & Rich, among a long list of others. Accordingly, Worley burnishes the group's sound to an unmistakable pop country sheen, but as has been the case thus far, the weak link is Rogers' mundane songwriting and his voice, which seems to have only one less-than-convincing gear. "Too Late for Goodbye," "Missing You Is More Than I Can Do," and "Holding on to Letting Go" all deal with the same old heartbreak, none in a manner more than rote. Near anthem "I've Been Looking for You So Long" manages to break out with some scalding guitar, but such moments are rare. Burning the Day isn't a breakthrough, just a highly polished version of more of the same.

**

READ MORE
More Music Reviews
Texas Platters
Katie Shore
Fall Away (Record Review)

Abby Johnston, Dec. 23, 2016

Texas Platters
TripTrio
Twenty (Record Review)

Abby Johnston, Dec. 23, 2016

More by Jim Caligiuri
Free Week Live Shots
Calliope Musicals, Annabelle Chairlegs, Zettajoule, Jazz Mills
Swan Dive, Jan. 1

Jan. 13, 2017

Free Week Live Shots
Jonathan Terrell
The Blackheart, Jan. 3

Jan. 13, 2017

KEYWORDS FOR THIS STORY

Randy Rogers Band

MORE IN THE ARCHIVES
NEWSLETTERS
AC Daily, Events and Promotions, Luvdoc Answers

Breaking news, recommended events, and more

Official Chronicle events, promotions, and giveaways

Updates for SXSW 2017

All questions answered (satisfaction not guaranteed)