Randy Rogers has seen plenty of bar banter from the stage while performing across the country with his band – and now he’s singing about it.
“Neon Blues,” Randy Rogers Band‘s first single from their new album Nothing Shines Like Neon, “is about the pretty girl at the bar trying to just enjoy her drink,” Rogers tells PEOPLE exclusively. “It never happens, though.”
The band recruited a few fellow Texans to tell the tale in the video. Says Rogers: “Basically our single friends joined us to reenact what we see happening from the stage most nights.”
The crooner’s buddies Willy Braun (of Reckless Kelly) and singer William Clark Green play a couple of sleazy bar flies, each making an unsuccessful play for a woman. After Braun gets a smackdown and Green receives a drink in the face, in walks Ray Benson, the 6’7” lead singer of Western swing band Asleep at the Wheel. Moments later, he walks out again – this time, accompanied by the beauty.
Rogers merely observes the happenings from a bar stool in the video –
“I’m accounted for,” the married singer explains – but says there was no question Benson would come out the winner. “Ray always gets the ladies,” he says.
Rogers says the story of a booze-fueled roadhouse romance fits perfectly with the theme of the band’s new album, which is all about “dancing and drinking and the possibility of a new love or losing that love.”