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Musically speaking, a strong leg of the Western Expansion will walk in contemporary boots. Jared Rogerson wears them well.
                                                      
Rick Huff's Best of the West Reviews

Jared Rogerson is a fresh breath in Western music. His music is lively, modern and less traditionalÖ but all western!
                                                            Totsie Slover, Real West from the Old West
 

Jared Rogerson rode bareback broncs for 17 years and claims also "thousands of mountain horseback miles behind him." A rodeo accident led him to focus on his music. He says he's been influenced by a wide range of music, from Chris LeDoux to Steve Earle to Bon Jovi. He has plenty of stories to tell and they are told in well-crafted songs.

Jared Rogerson's 2011 Peace, Love, and Horses, produced by top Western singer and songwriter Brenn Hill and Nashville's Larry Beaird, is described as having, "A modern cowboy-flavored vibe... embellished with character and an honest edge, and deepened by the unmistakable tone of genuine experience." Fresh and authentic, Jared Rogerson's music has received wide air play and acclaim.

His equally impressive 2013 release, Dirt, was co-produced with Brenn Hill and Ryan Tilby.

His work has a lot to say about today's West. The most powerful lyrics have an edgy defiance and determination. He sings about rodeo, horses, pickups, cowgirls, love, heartbreak, Wyoming, and the world's headlines.

From his bio:

We live in a world where economic chaos, natural disaster, environmental catastrophe, and international strife wallpaper our television screens daily. Even worse is the loss of a sense of purpose for millions. Like the courageous men and women who traversed the rugged landscapes of the American West 150 years ago, great challenges face us all. Though the West has changed, the underlying theme remains: opportunity. ďNow is the time when every single person can make an impact on the world. For me, it is music. My hope is to inspire others to dream big and then chase down those dreams. Now is the time. Lifeís too short to ride a slow horse.Ē

Read more about him below.

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  About Jared Rogerson
biography provided by Jared Rogerson


Raised up in vicinity of the mighty Rocky Mountains, Jared Rogerson is the product of a generation learning to thrive in midst of ever changing surroundings.  His songwriting draws from 17 years of experience bronc riding in rodeos and thousands of miles dedicated to exploring the remote backcountry on horseback. ďI learned things you canít learn in any classroom.Ē Jared would know as he has spent plenty of time in the classroom. His college tuition was covered mostly through rodeo and academic scholarships and he earned a Masterís degree in biology while continuing to rodeo professionally. Ironically, it was one last rodeo injury in 2007 that inspired Jared to take his music more seriously. He now sports an L-shaped scar on the inner joint of his riding arm where the biceps tendon was re-attached. ďI like this scar, it was good timing. It gave me an opportunity to escape with my life and chase a different dream.Ē

Besides the inspiration gained from bronc riding and mountain exploration, Jaredís music has also been influenced by a variety of musical styles. ďWhen youíre rodeoing, you spend most of the time just driving and listening to the radio. We listened to whatever would keep us wake.Ē Despite his broad spectrum of musical tastes, there is one artist that has undoubtedly influenced Jared Rogersonís life and music most: Chris LeDoux.  

If you take Jaredís diverse repertoire of life experiences and mix it together with all the musical genres that have inspired him, the end result is a unique sonic blend of contemporary authenticity that he calls, ďCowboy Music from the New West.Ē His 2011 release, Peace, Love & Horses, is described as modern cowboy-flavored vibe lyrically embellished with character and an honest edge, and deepened by the unmistakable tone of genuine experience. ďFor me, itís about living everyday life in a western circumstance. The West has raised-up its very own cowboys and hippies and everything in between. I think writing songs about all these different things really paints a better picture of The West and what Iím all about.Ē Promoting rodeo, education, and western tradition, teaching lifeís lessons, and bringing forth a greater awareness of our wild surroundings are all part of a role that Jared is proud to fill.

We live in a world where economic chaos, natural disaster, environmental catastrophe, and international strife wallpaper our television screens daily. Even worse is the loss of a sense of purpose for millions. Like the courageous men and women who traversed the rugged landscapes of the American West 150 years ago, great challenges face us all. Though the West has changed, the underlying theme remains: opportunity. ďNow is the time when every single person can make an impact on the world. For me, it is music. My hope is to inspire others to dream big and then chase down those dreams. Now is the time. Lifeís too short to ride a slow horse.Ē
 

Find more about Jared Rogerson here at JaredRogerson.com.


Lyrics from Dirt

Dirt

14 Miles from Omaha

Lyrics from Peace, Love, and Horses

Addicted

Just One of the Guys

Ride My Horse More



 

Dirt

Dirt, itís what this landís made of
Work, itís what this ranch is made of
And no amount of money can buy
No amount of money can buy 

Hurt, itís what them colts put on me
Curse, is response immediately
And sometimes I donít know why
No amount of money can buy 

Itís a hard, hard life
But we got what we came for
And there is no one reason why
No amount of money can buy this dirt

Flirt, itís what she does with me, and it
Works, sheís got a good hold on me
And no amount of money can buy
No amount of money can buy

Shirts, we give Ďem off our backs, Iím
Sure, Ďcause out here we do it like that
Thereís a feeling that you canít deny
Itís something no amount of money can buy

(Chorus)

Dirt, is where the best roads lead
Dirt, itís how I know Iím really free   
And I wouldnít trade this way of life for anything                

Itís a hard, hard life
But we got what we came for
And every day is a miracle
Like the green, green grass that grows up out ofÖ
 

Itís a hard, hard life
But we got what we came for
And there is no one reason why
No amount of money can buy
Thereís no amount of money that can buy this dirt

Dirt, you canít afford this dirt
Itís not for sale, but you can grab a shovel

© 2013, Jared Rogerson, Wapiti Country (ASCAP) all rights reserved, from Dirt
These words may not be reprinted or reposted without the author's permission.


Jared comments on the song's inspiration, "We often have family and friends visit us at our home in Wyoming, during the warm summer months. They usually tell us how hard of a life we have here. We spend all summer just getting ready for winter, and so on. We laugh about it when everyone is gone and we're just sitting on the porch watching the sun light up the majestic mountain peaks of the Wind River Range before disappearing for the evening once again, 'It's a hard life.' Well, sometimes it really is a hard life, I suppose. We don't have the conveniences of the big city, but what we do have is something that no amount of money could ever buy."
                                                                                                                                   


14 Miles from Omaha

Youíve got scars and so do I
Mostly healed, but left their mark
Youíve shown me yours, and I promised you in time
That Iíd walk you through the graveyards of the shadows of my mind

Iím fourteen miles from Omaha, I havenít slept since Tonopah
This time Iím only passing through
Itís where I did so many things Iím not proud of, I wouldnít trade how it ended up
Ďcause every road I chose led me to you
Fourteen miles from Omaha

It does me good to hear you on the line
No time to sleep, too much time to think
Ďcause I can see those fields of corn and still taste the wine
That led to the loss of a whole lot of precious time

Iím fourteen miles from Omaha, I havenít slept since Tonopah
This time Iím only passing through
Itís where I did so many things Iím not proud of, I wouldnít trade how it ended up
Ďcause every road I chose led me to you

Itís where I lost the fire of my youth and someone elseís, too
But Iíve carried my cross up a hill to a different point of view

A few more miles and Iíll be off this ledge
A few more days, and Iíll be back home
And Iíll fix this open wound with one final stitch
But, that Missouri River haunts me as I cross this Mormon Bridge

Iím fourteen miles from Omaha, I havenít slept since Tonopah
Donít worry, I just passed through
Itís where I did so many things Iím not proud of, I wouldnít trade how it ended up
Ďcause every road I chose led me to you
Fourteen miles from Omaha

© 2013, Jared Rogerson, Wapiti Country (ASCAP) all rights reserved, from Dirt
These words may not be reprinted or reposted without the author's permission.


Jared comments, "Whoever says they have absolutely no regrets either doesn't have a conscience, or isn't being 100% honest with themselves. On the other handóI know that many of us, myself included, wouldn't trade where we've ended up. The truth is, we're all going to make mistakes of one kind or another, but in the end, we're just a product of all those experiences, good and bad, and are influenced in some way by everyone we meet. We don't have to be proud of every experience, but we can be grateful for every experience, because when we finally end up at that destination that we wouldn't trade for anything, it was that bumpy old road that got us there."

 


 


photo by Mark Gocke


 

Addicted

My teachers tried to warn me, stay away from that powerful stuff
My dad said son if you get started you won't ever be able to stop
Look at me now, I'm doing fine and I'm happy to admit
I don't believe that hype you know I got a good life, but they say I'm addicted

Chorus
Addicted to drivin' down the road ridin' broncís and havin' fun
Addicted, well I'm really not, I could quit it any time I want
Even if I was hooked on rodeo, at least Iím not addicted to liquor or drugs
Well I could blow all my money and break all my bones, but I would never hurt anyone

I've always been the kind to be in control, I tell you that in my defense
'Cause the kind of broncís I've been drawiní lately's got me questioning my common sense
Addictionís a form of weakness, I know that to be true
You're gonna pay for a habit, I pray I don't have it just between me and you

Chorus
Addicted to drivin' down the road ridin' broncís and havin' fun
Addicted, well I'm really not, I could quit any time I want
Even if I was hooked on rodeo, at least I'm not addicted to liquor or drugs
Itís broken bones and bruises and self-induced abuses that'll never hurt anyone

Bridge
Iíve been thinkin' of slowin' down to spend some more time at home
I bought my girl a diamond ring so she donít have to be alone

I ran into Eb Richie the other day, I asked him if he gets the itch
I said it's twenty years since you been on a bull I guess you finally got it licked
Then his eyes went wild and he started to shake, he said it hits him every spring
I said thanks Eb you're not helping me any, now I gotta hock a diamond ring

Chorus
Addicted to driviní down the road ridin' broncís and having fun
Addicted, well I really thought that I could quit it anytime I want
Now Iím sittin' here jones'n for a rodeo, might as well be liquor or drugs
Well I could blow all my money and break all my bones and I would never get enough

Well I blew all my money and that ainít funny 'cause I just can't give it up 

© 2011, Jared Rogerson, Wapiti Country (ASCAP) all rights reserved, from Peace, Love, and Horses
These words may not be reprinted or reposted without the author's permission.


Listen to "Addicted" here at MySpace and see a performance here on YouTube.

 


 

Just One of the Guys

She pulls up in that old pick-up
In her dusty cowgirl boots and her faded Wrangler jeans
Sheís just some cowgirl youíve hung out with since she was seventeen
Now she's thirty-three
She don't seem like the kind to ever settle down
She's just ridin' on a natural mountain high
When she gets bucked off she'll get up and shake it off
Sheís just one of the guys

Chorus
She can rope and ride with all of us
Sheís cold as ice if you lose her trust
Well itís no disguise donít believe those eyes
Thereís no such thing as a girl whoís just one of the guys

If you find a girl like that don't ever let her go
Friend, take my advice and don't ask me how I know
She's the perfect summer sunset if she ever lets it show
Trust me, I know

Chorus
She can rope and ride with all of us
Sheís cold as ice if you lose her trust
Well itís no disguise donít believe those eyes
Thereís no such thing as a girl whoís just one of the guys

Bridge
Yeah, she's pretty tough, donít' get me wrong
But every woman's heart is beautiful song
And there ainít no shame in treating her that way

Chorus
She can rope and ride with all of us
Sheís cold as ice if you lose her trust
Well itís no disguise donít believe those eyes
Thereís no such thing as a girl whoís just one of the guys

She pulls up in that olí pick up

© 2011, Jared Rogerson, Wapiti Country (ASCAP) all rights reserved, from Peace, Love, and Horses
These words may not be reprinted or reposted without the author's permission.
 

Listen to "Just One of the Guys" here at MySpace.

 


 

Ride My Horse More

City smoke in the air
You can see it from anywhere
Thereís a million people driving around going nowhere
Buildings grew up all around me
But I still got a painted pony
Gonna give her a job Ďcause sheís fat and bored
Iím gonna ride my horse more

Chorus
Well I love to drive my truck, the open road feels pretty good
But just because you can doesnít mean that you always should
And I can hardly breathe, man, this is killing me
Iím gonna ride my horse more

Mother Nature, sheís been beat up
Iíd say sheís been abused
Now even the ocean is black and blue
Gasoline just turns to haze
And my walletís on empty anyways
Holding the reins is something I can afford
So Iím gonna ride my horse more

Chorus
Well I love to drive my truck, the open road feels pretty good
But just because you can doesnít mean that you always should
And I can hardly breathe, man, this is killing me
Iím gonna ride my horse more

Bridge
Everybodyís got an answer for the problems of today
Well you can find your own solution, as for me Iíve found my way

Chorus
Ďcause I can hardly breathe, man, this is killing me
Iím gonna ride my horse more

Letís rideÖ

© 2011, Jared Rogerson/Brenn Hill, Wapiti Country (ASCAP)/Red Cliffs Press Music (BMI);all rights reserved, from Peace, Love, and Horses

These words may not be reprinted or reposted without the authors' permission.


Listen to "Ride My Horse More" here at MySpace.

 


Recordings

Dirt


2013

Includes:

Dirt
Campfire
Ninety or Nothin'
I Got This Thing
Mustang
Take the Fall
Gone Wild
14 Miles from Omaha
Shimmer in the Pines
Broke
Ryegrass Riders
Let's Ride
When Forever is Today
Ride with Gary Again
 

Listen to samples and find selected lyrics and order information at www.JaredRogerson.com.

Find more at iTunes, YouTube, MySpace, and Facebook




See a promo video, "Where Dirt Comes From"
here, which includes some rodeo footage of Jared
Rogerson.
 


 

Peace, Love, and Horses


2011

Includes:

Peace, Love, and Horses
Addicted
Just One of the Guys
Honky Tonk Halos
Winter Baja Sun
Have a Good Life
The Same Dark Trail
Stepping Down
End of Days
People Forget
Sweetwater
Ride My Horse More


Listen to samples and find selected lyrics and order information at www.JaredRogerson.com.

Find more at iTunes, YouTube, MySpace, and Facebook

 


 

Bad Hay


2010

Includes:

Straight For the Storm
I Can Fly
She Misses Mexico
Above the Timberline
Bad Hay
Heyday
What a Way to Go
I'm Flattered
Glad I Took This Ride
Ridin' Wild Ponies
Somebody Faithful
I'm Only Here
 

Find selected lyrics and order information at www.JaredRogerson.com.

Find more at iTunes, YouTube, MySpace, and Facebook

 



Contacting Jared Rogerson

www.JaredRogerson.com

Jared Rogerson at  iTunes

Jared Rogerson on YouTube

Jared Rogerson on MySpace

Jared Rogerson on Facebook

 

 

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