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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  03/16/2006            
CMJ
Man, I LOVE Roger Creager!! I saw him at Ziegenbach Fest in Spring. He really does put on one hell of a show---for all yall people who dont like his music but feel compelled to write a page long review about how it sucks, how HE sucks, how his FANS suck and are uneducated and theres so many greater artists that have been around forever but never git heard...well OBVIOUSLY roger creager knows how to put his poop out there and git it heard-he obviously has somethin those other artists dont: the ability to write catchy original songs that appeal to alot of people, including like 90% of Texas. so for the other 10% if you dont like it, dont listen to it, dont complain about it, leave us and roger creager alone, and go sit on your ass at home and listen to the music YOU like.
Roger Creager  03/02/2006            
Andrew
Great live music. He puts on one hell of a show and listening to this album makes me believe that he just might be the next big thing in Texas. Listen to Storybook to see what i mean.
Roger Creager  02/28/2006            
casey
roger is the best singer alive and me and my cuz blake will see all yall there when he gets in houston.
Roger Creager  01/15/2006            
MY IDOL
Anyone that can quit his job and hit the road and make it like Roger has deserves respect. I would have to say that from all the artist that are out there that he is my favorite artist in any venue. Anything that you can get by Roger, you need to get. Every song that he sings is great and he is a class act to boot. I wish that I could sing one with my father.
Roger Creager  12/23/2005            
Josh McFarland
This guy is a class act and a great artist! I highly suggest buying the entire collection.
Roger Creager  12/01/2005            
Blake
I sure as hell wasnt Havin Fun All Wrong when roger came to huntsville, and i will be there when he's in Katy!
Roger Creager  11/30/2005            
Brittney Stew
I love Roger Creager, having fun all wrong means so much to me, "but i'm not over you yet, i must be, HAVIN'FUN ALL WRONG" lol haha man i love Mr. Creager
Roger Creager  10/20/2005            
*1fan
i met roger at the fair on oct.15 he is so cool " go roger go"
Roger Creager  10/13/2005            
brian
i saw them in huntsville. one of the best live performances i have ever seen.
Roger Creager  10/09/2005            
someone in Lubbock
everclear - funny song. I had a public invited halloween party once...and my husband poured a couple of bottles of everclear into the punch. Needless to say, it was kind of like your song. That was 20 years ago. Thank goodness no one knew what really happened. :) and no one was hurt...just a bunch of silly giddy stupid people all over town that evening...way into the night.
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