Label: Fun All Wrong Records
Roger Creager has remained one of Texas' best kept secrets. Surrender, produced by Lloyd Maines, takes the singer back to what he does best: edgy country that rocks. "Turn It Up" is a twanging heartland rocker that not only celebrates the joys of playing on the road, but gives a nod to Waylon as well. More highlights include the anthemic "Dead Love," "Bad Friend to a Good Man" and the weird and uplifting cover of Bob Marley's "Redemption Song." Theme-wise, Creager isn't reinventing the wheel here. But after a dozen years in the clubs and on the road, he still sounds like he loves it.