Randy Rogers, Wade Bowen Brew Up Collaborative Return With ‘Hold My Beer Vol. 2’

Randy Rogers and Wade Bowen are back at it again with another fun collaboration on Hold My Beer Vol. 2,  due out May 8. The buddies returned to the studio to record a 12-track followup to their fun-filled first joint project from 2015, Hold My Beer Vol. 1, and fan-favorite live album, Watch This.

Available for preorder today (Feb. 28), the project was produced by Lloyd Maines, and is packed with catchy hooks and standouts like “Rhinestoned,” a clever love-letter to old-school country music (penned by Lori McKenna, Ryan Beaver, Ashley Ray), and the emotional “Ode to Ben Dorcy (Lovey’s Song),” which features the duo’s vocals alongside an unreleased demo by Waylon Jennings. Among the writers contributing to the project are Jon Randall, Jim Beavers, Dean Dillon, Adam Wright, and Buddy Cannon.

“Unlike our first record, which kind of happened out of nowhere, this album was really planned,” explains Bowen. “We made a conscious effort to write for this specific project and also focused on bringing the best outside songs to the table. It was really important for us to be as mindful and purposeful as possible when it came to choosing the songs that made the cut for this volume.”

“Every single song on the album comes from the heart,” Rogers continues. “Some will make you laugh. Others will make you cry…but when it’s all said and done, we just hope the music speaks for itself and reflects the amount of time and love that went into each of these songs, from the melodies to the lyrics. We couldn’t be prouder of this album.”

Rogers and Bowen have offered up the first taste of the upcoming project with the release of “Rodeo Clown,” out today.

HOLD MY BEER, Vol. 2 Track Listing:
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)
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, Buddy Cannon)
12.  “Hold My Beer” (Wade Bowen, Randy Rogers, Jim Beavers)

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