Country mainstays RANDY ROGERS and WADE BOWEN pop the top on their brand-new collaborative album, HOLD MY BEER, VOL. 2 – out now.

Marking the next chapter in their musical partnership, the 12-track project serves as the long-awaited follow-up to their critically acclaimed collaborative debut, HOLD MY BEER, VOL. 1 (2015), and fan-favorite live album, WATCH THIS (2016). Produced by the legendary Lloyd Maines, this new offering is already garnering praise from fans and critics alike – with the Dallas Observer hailing, "one will be hard pressed to find a better Country record released this year," as it features tunes which not only highlight the pair’s undeniable camaraderie, but also showcase their songwriting and musical prowess.

“I’m so excited this album is finally gonna be heard by the world,” says Bowen. “We’ve been preparing it for quite some time, and we can’t wait for people to check out what we’ve been working so hard on. I’m just ready and anxious to hear people’s thoughts – maybe more so than any album I’ve ever released. It's pure fun, from the moment you hit play, until the very end. Thank God we found a way to work this into our crazy schedules, and I look forward to many more of these projects with my Lil Buddy.”

Wanting to celebrate the exciting release with fans, Rogers and Bowen hosted a “Virtual Album Release Party” last night (5/7) on their Hold My Beer & Watch This Facebook page. Filmed at the historic Cheatham Street Warehouse in San Marcos, TX, the pair performed the album in an acoustic setting from start to finish and joined fans for a fun Q&A session post-show.

Leading up to today’s release, Rogers and Bowen have given fans several tastes of what to expect from the project – starting with the hilariously heartfelt tune “Rodeo Clown” and its equally creative and comical video, which premiered across CMT and featured their custom Manuel suits – fashion statements that recently garnered a full WWD profile.
Along with “Rodeo Clown,” the pair also teased the new project by sharing its rowdy title track, “Hold My Beer” along with “Rhinestoned,” a “glitzy, nostalgic track that celebrates the golden age of classic Country” (ABC Radio), written by Lori McKenna, Ryan Beaver, and Ashley Ray.

“This record makes you laugh. Not cry, laugh,” says Rogers. “Can we all just agree that’s what we need? Hold my beer, and laugh... ok, maybe giggle.”

As a collection, HOLD MY BEER, VOL. 2 is chock-full of catchy hooks and standout moments that are guaranteed to lead to singalongs, render fans speechless, and everything in between. Each track is a highlight in its own right, with standout tunes like the emotional “Ode to Ben Dorcy (Lovey’s Song),” which features the duo’s vocals alongside an unreleased demo by Waylon Jennings in a "dream-come-true duet" (The Boot).

1. “AM/FM” (Wade Bowen, Randy Rogers, Jon Randall, Jim Beavers)
2. “Rodeo Clown” (Chris DuBois, David Lee)
3. “Habits” (Wade Bowen, Randy Rogers, Jon Randall, Jim Beavers)
4. “Let Merle Be Merle” (Casey Twist, Ross Cooper, Josh Abbott, Randall Clay)
5. “Rhinestoned” (Lori McKenna, Ryan Beaver, Ashley Ray)
6. “Ode To Ben Dorcy (Lovey’s Song)” feat. Waylon Jennings and Shooter Jennings  (Waylon Jennings)
7. “Mi Amigo” feat. Asleep at the Wheel (Wade Bowen, Randy Rogers, Jon Randall, Jim Beavers)
8. “This Ain’t My Town” (Wade Bowen, Randy Rogers, Jon Randall, Jim Beavers)
9. “Warm Beer” (Adam Wright)
10. “Speak to Me Jukebox” (Wade Bowen, Will Knaak)
11. “Her” (Dean Dillon, Dale Dodson, Buddy Cannon)
12. “Hold My Beer” (Wade Bowen, Randy Rogers, Jim Beavers)

Fans can find all the latest news on the pair’s "Hold My Beer & Watch This" movement at http://www.randyandwade.com/.





In a business where bands come and go and membership is often a revolving door, the Randy Rogers Band — dubbed "a perpetual live favorite" by Rolling Stone— has been making music and touring together for nearly 20 years. The culmination of the six-member band’s musical journey thus far can be heard on its latest album, Hellbent (4.26.19). The 11 tracks were produced by Dave Cobb (Chris Stapleton, Brandi Carlile, Jason Isbell, Kacey Musgraves) and recorded at the legendary RCA Studio A in Nashville, Tennessee. Randy and the band have become skilled at capturing a unique live energy and passion on their albums, and Hellbent is the perfect example. With lifetime streams nearing 300 million, this "endearing and enduring country treasure" (MusicRow Magazine) continues to forge ahead — "the guarantee of good music and a good time is what keeps fans coming back" (New York Times). So, what keeps a band together for nearly two decades? Randy cites the blend of the members’ distinctive personalities, represented in a dynamic musical chemistry that has taken the Randy Rogers Band beyond the competitive music scene in their native Texas, to a national fan base with sold-out shows across the country. In addition to fronting the iconic band, Randy is a board member of the Austin Chapter of the Recording Academy, a co-owner of Big Blind Management and the owner of the Cheatham Street Warehouse, which he purchased to help preserve the legacy that Kent Finlay left after his passing in March of 2015. His artistry also includes work with Jerry Jeff Walker, Alison Krauss, Radney Foster, Willie Nelson and the mystery duo called The Stryker Brothers, which was revealed to be Randy and mentor, Robert Earl Keen. Randy and long-time friend Wade Bowen — who have toured together extensively — just released their brand-new collaborative album, HOLD MY BEER, VOL. 2, which fans of the “duo” have been eagerly awaiting.

Native Texan and New Braunfels resident Wade Bowen is an award-winning and highly respected singer/songwriter and recording artist. He has been a staple on the Texas country circuit for over two decades and has also made name for himself on the national and international scene, touring the world consistently over the years. Bowen has appeared on the Conan O’Brien Show, released nine, critically acclaimed studio albums (including a gospel record and a Christmas album) as well as 3 live albums (2 of which are with his longtime friend Randy Rogers). Bowen, who the New York Times calls “..an earnest and direct singer who wrings feelings from small vocal gestures and whose songwriting .. is graceful, with twists like small sighs” is also a proud dad, husband and active community member both in New Braunfels and his hometown of Waco. A few years ago, he started the Bowen Family Foundation that has raised over $5 million for charities important to him and his family. The Foundation’s biggest fundraiser is a highly anticipated annual event that includes a golf tournament and music festival – called Bowen Music fest & Classic Golf Tournament.