Roger Creager

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For more than a decade, Roger Creager built a reputation on his distinctive brand of hard-core, rabble-rousing Texas Country music, on his rich, full-bodied voice that can carry a tune for miles, and on his exceptional ability to work thousands of Texans into a rabid frenzy with his voice and guitar, in the great concert tradition of Jerry Jeff Walker and Robert Earl Keen. Along the way, he's been writing some mighty fine instant classics about family heirlooms, fields of bluebonnets, and late night trips to Mexico. Four albums, hundreds of thousands of road miles, and an ever-expanding fan base later, Here It Is has Roger Creager laying his cards on the table with thirteen songs that are arguably his best batch yet. "It's been five years since Iíve put out anything new," Roger says. "So it's five years of evolving and maybe even maturing, although it's still me." Actually, it's more of him than ever. For the first time, he's written or co-written every song on the album. The first single, "I'm From the Beer Joint" plays to Creager's honky-tonk wildcat image informed by his live album, as he declares his preference for independent drinking establishments. "It's not going to change any lives, but it sure is fun," Creager laughs about the sing-along, before turning serious. "But who wants to listen to a whole album of that?" He's aiming for something higher. "I hope there's a song here that penetrates your soul, too," he says, leaning forward. "There's a few that may do just that. I aimed with a shotgun. I really did try to mix it up. There's love songs [Missing You], drinking songs [the aforementioned "Beer Joint"], up-tempo dancing songs [I Love Being Lonesome], groovy little tunes [Tangle Me in You], one about a man who's screwed up and he's driving like hell through the middle of the night to get home [Driving Home]. 'I Loved You When' is my best story song yet. It doesn't even tell the whole story. It doesn't have to. It gives you just enough to know there's a history there. Itís all you need to know." The two catalysts behind the album were Lloyd Maines, the go-to producer who produced Creager's first albums, and Radney Foster, the Texas kid from Del Rio, whose songs and productions have established him as one of country music's most innovative and edgy operators. Radney teamed up with Justin Tocket, a talented producer himself, to co-produce this project. But Roger himself is the biggest catalyst of all. The Corpus Christi native was raised on songs like Guy Clark's "Desperadoes Waiting For A Train" and Gary P. Nunn's "You Ask Me What I Like About Texas" and under the influence of Jerry Jeff Walker, Lyle Lovett, Robert Earl Keen, and Jimmy Buffett, along with Willie, Waylon, Cash, Merle, and even Sinatra. He graduated from college and spent two years in Houston working a 8-5 gig. He finally listened to his heart and moved back to College Station to pursue a life in music. Working without a paycheck was liberating. "I'd always been a slacker," Roger admits, "and I could easily see myself failing in music because I wasn't trying hard enough. So I promised myself that would be one excuse I'd never use. I just got out there and busted my hump." In 1998, he released Having Fun, then blew open the doors two years later with I Got the Guns. The title track, a striking piece about his granddad and his family, became a staple on more than 200 radio stations programming Texas Country Music. Long Way To Mexico and Live Across Texas grew his audience beyond state lines. Here It Is speaks to those broadening horizons. "I was in 14 countries last year," Roger says. "I want to take our music to a wider audience without compromising the integrity of the music. I'm taking some of who I am to where I'm going." "I've always tried to make records where every song is different so I can listen to them over and over again instead of forty five minutes of essentially the same song," he says. With Here It Is, he can do just that. This go-round, he's staying on for the whole ride.
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Roger Creager  06/22/2004            
Randy S
This clown is exactly whats wrong with Texas Music.
Roger Creager  06/22/2004            
Randy S
This clown is exactly whats wrong with Texas Music.
Roger Creager  06/20/2004            
Super Lion
RC is amazing. His live performances to his CDs are phenomenal. NOW, if you don't like him and still belly-ache about how HORRIBLE Nashville is, then you should still support him as a true Texas artist. I think he represents the "roll-up-your-sleeves-and-get-to-work" attitude that this "Texas Movement" is supposed to represent. I like it. Done.
Roger Creager  06/12/2004            
I think Roger Creager is great. He is trying hard to reach his goals and I think he's not far from being the best. He is a genuine guy doing what he loves to do. I think it is rediculous to criticize him for living out his God givin talent. People get what they deserve in live and he will get a better break soon!
Roger Creager  05/27/2004            
Roger Creager  05/17/2004            
Roger is hot
Roger Creager  04/21/2004            
Texas Girl
Roger Creager and his band have been kicking ass!!!! They have been traveling all over and I think they are gonna make it big pretty soon!!!! I wish them the best of luck and hope to see them as soon as possible!
Roger Creager  04/16/2004            
Big C
I remember back in the day when i used to like the tunes Roger turned out. He had some good ones and seemed genuine about the words he sang. Then i saw him live one night and he looked like he was trying to be a cross between Rascall Flats and Tim McGraw. I had to throw the one Roger Creager Cd that i owned out the window on the way to Port A that weekend; yeah, it sucked that bad. Then i threw in some Reckless Kelly and CCR and i was whole again. Bottom line: Roger's needs to hang out with some cool people and get his vibe back.
Roger Creager  04/04/2004            
Roger Creager  03/27/2004            
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