High praise continues to roll in for country mainstays RANDY ROGERS and WADE BOWEN over their latest collaborative effort HOLD MY BEER, VOL. 2.

Debuting to critical acclaim, the highly-anticipated offering showcases the decades of friendship behind the pair’s musical partnership, with Rolling Stone Country proclaiming the album as “a celebration of country music’s many traditions,” while also highlighting the story behind the standout track “Ode to Ben Dorcy (Lovey’s Song)” – the pair’s “once-in-a-lifetime collaboration” with the late Waylon Jennings.

Meanwhile, after spotlighting the Country crooners in their “Behind the Mic” series, American Songwriter hails the 12-track project as “the second phase in the duo’s tales of beer-drinking, honky-tonk, and old-school country” that “offers up a lightheartedness — a departure from their more heartache-ridden solo work — and the fine art of breaking open a cold one with buddies.”

With two of the biggest names in Texas Country music behind HOLD MY BEER, VOL. 2, it’s also no surprise that the Lone Star State has celebrated the exciting release, with Rogers and Bowen joining the Houston Chronicle for a special acoustic performance and the Dallas Observer praising, “One will be hard pressed to find a better country record released this year seemingly made for turning a back porch, living room or home office into a boozy, sweaty, neon-lit dancehall,” adding, “fans of Bowen and Rogers are sure to find not just hope, but great joy in how delightful Vol. 2 is.”

Still, more rave reviews for HOLD MY BEER, VOL. 2 have arrived, including these select highlights:
"With their new album, Hold My Beer, Vol. 2, Wade Bowen and Randy Rogers continue country's comedy line.” – The Boot

“This record is so dang good.” – Sounds Like Nashville

"From the first song, all the way through to the last, it’s just a rock-solid country record."
– Whiskey Riff

"Hold My Beer, Vol. 2 is a purposeful masterpiece." – NYCountry Swag

"...a testament to the camaraderie among Texas artists.” – Wide Open Country

"Randy Rogers and Wade Bowen have left their mark on the legacy of what great country music from Texas is all about, while helping to preserve traditions and pay them forward to a new generation."
– Saving Country Music





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.