Randy and Wade are back and better than ever with the second installment of their collaborative Hold My Beer project, and from everything we’ve seen so far, it’s going to be one hell of an album. And this time around, the guys made a conscious effort to actually write for this project.
“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.”
The first release, titled “Rodeo Clown,” is comical “heartbreaker” about getting dumped, but more than that, it’s about getting dumped for a rodeo clown. So naturally, when it came time to shoot a music video, you knew the boys were going to do some clowning around.
“‘Rodeo Clown’ is the perfect example of what we were aiming for, when it came to picking songs for this album. It really shows how lyrics can truly set the tone for a song – because at its core, the track itself is a classic, country ballad about heartache, but the funny lyrics take its ‘sad’ story in a completely different direction.”
And on a serious note, this video was:
“Dedicated to all the real badass rodeo clowns and bull fighters out there.”
Hold My Beer Vol. 2 is set to drop on May 8th.
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, Randall Clay)
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)