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Roger Simms, born is Charleston WV, has always been a lover of Country music. "I can remember as a little kid, watching tv and listening to the music that was on the radio. It had a certain sound that was intoxicating with the heavy back beat and the gritty guitar. I learned to mimic all of my Country heroes like Waylon Jennings, Hank Williams Jr, Conway Twitty, and many others. I decided at a young age that if I ever had a chance to sing in front of a live crowd, the kind of music I wanted to play was this music, because not only did it speak to me, it spoke to everybody in this country, everybody like the common working man, to the unfortunate prisoner, to the single mother's that work two jobs. This is the music that kept us all in high spirit when the Country was in bad times!"
Roger Simms tried his luck in West Virginia to know avail, at which point he decided to move to Nashville Tnn.Several years of working lower Brodway of Nashville proved to be rough, but his determination kept him going. Building his fan base the Outlaw style of music that he was playing was being swallowed up by the Nashville machine to make way for people like Brad Paisley and Keith Urban. The sound that Nashville was producing, was just a little too "Pop" for Roger.
Rogers moved to the great unknown, he decided to move to Texas where the Outlaw sound had originated from, his heroes like Waylon Jennings and Willie Nelson, who had gone there before him were able to make the kind of music that people wanted to hear. He now lives in Houston, Texas and is performing several times a week as "Roger Simms and The Whiskey Down Band," and has proven to himself that the Outlaw movement is still alive.