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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 I’ve 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. It’s 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  09/13/2000            
Matthew Burnside
I also heard Roger's new song "Storybook" and it is the best new song I have heard since Pat Green's " Whisky"....but I am afraid this song is much better....if you have not heard it yet,wait till you do and you will see what I mean...I will also be at the Ariel theatre show in Houston...CAN'T WAIT !
Roger Creager  09/13/2000            
Lisa Grigory
Pat Green's career to date speaks for itself,his depth in songwriting has already been proven and he has been the most successful artist in Texas the past couple of years.So why you are entitled to your own opinion,I am sure Pat's fans could care less what you think.Now on to Roger Creager,just heard a couple oh his new songs on KSTAR/Conroe and KILT/Houston.Unfreaking believable,I cannot wait for radio to really get a hold of this record and this guy's career is going to soar.The best new stuff(and its different) that is out on radio right now.I will be in attendence for the Arieal theatre show(oct 13th) w/PGreen..Its a good time to be Texascountrymusic fan right now.
Roger Creager  09/13/2000            
CockSqueeze
Roger is the real deal. He doesn't refer to himself in the third-person (Pat), bankrupt buffets (also Pat), or talk to much "crap" (for a lack of a better four letter word) for a 5 foot nothing (Cory). I've met all these singers personally, a Roger is the guy I'd most like to get drunk with, and that is a compliment. He, Charlie Robison, and REK, represent the best of Texas country. Roger kicks ass at every show, and he seems to enjoy being at every venue he plays. My friends and I loved his last album, and I'm sure we will like his next.
Roger Creager  08/07/2000            
justin
This album kicks ass
Roger Creager  08/07/2000            
dcj260
He has one of the greatest voices i have heard in a long time. He deserves to be in the national spotlight!
Roger Creager  07/26/2000            
Roger Crager
This guy is hot!!! He is heading for the big times,go see his shows befor he gets too big.
Roger Creager  07/16/2000            
Philip Conway
I saw Roger the other night at the Gypsy Tea Room in Dallas. The show was incredible. His album "Having Fun All Wrong" translates into an incredible live experience. I respect a guy that will go out there and play his heart out. Roger Creager has the sound, look, and energy to be EXTREMELY BIG! Can't wait to see him with Jack Ingram in College Station
Roger Creager  07/11/2000            
Jason Boland
Roger Creager is a first rate musician, songwriter, and person. His album is as honest as a hand shake. Remember, all of us are a bunch of dreamers in the same boat. God help us find port. peace
Roger Creager  07/11/2000            
Wendy Sawer
For two people to bicker about who is better live wise or anything else is pretty dumb anyway.They are both great and accept each for what they are,nothing more but two different artist trying to make there own mark in this great thing we call Texas Country Music..nobody is better than anybody else and just leave it there Johnny Hambone... We need to count our blessings that there are many diferent great young TEXAS country artist out there to listen to...Besides that do you think anybody cares what people say anyway,all they have to do is judge for themselves.....thank God for Texas !
Roger Creager  07/10/2000            
HamBone
Noramally I would never participate in a who is better who is worse contest, but I just couldn't watch the continuous "Roger Creager is God" comments. I mean if you already own Jason Boland and the Stragglers and Cross Canadian Ragweed, maybe Creager is good enough to fill the remainder of your CD changer with, but compared to Jason Boland his lyrics are VERY WEAK. Don't get me wrong, he is as good as Cory Morrow and Owen Temple, but that ain't saying too much. And his live show? I saw him play in Amarillo and he couldn't hold Cody Canada's (Cross Canadian Ragweed) guitar. Do yourself a favor and ONLY BUY ROGER CREAGER if you already own Jason Boland. If you don't own Jason Boland click on his name and buy his CD NOW!!!!!
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