/
  • Streaming + Download

    Includes unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
    Purchasable with gift card

      $1 USD  or more

     

about

TITLE TRACK

The Southern Raiders Band (SRB) has been performing and writing original music for over 15 years. SRB performs in the Country/Southern Rock arena and has eight complete albums to show for the efforts. SRB has performed opening acts for some of the biggest names in the industry and has the writing ability and musicianship to perform with both the Country Music stars and the Southern Rock legends. This allows us the ability to produce both rock and country music album releases. The fans have been great in both fields and some enjoy both styles of music and we are fortunate to have original music in both genres. The music is now available by the complete album or by the song. This music was recently released here at BandCamp just type in Southern Raiders Band and choose rock from the album, “Raise Southern Dixie,”-10 songs, or if you enjoy traditional country music please check out our, “If You’re Gonna Play Country, - YOU GOTTA ROCK THE HOUSE,” album here at BandCamp as well. We certainly hope you enjoy these albums for your library of music and SRB would certainly appreciate your support.

If you are new to SRB please check us out on Facebook and Bandcamp.com and leave a post we sure welcome you aboard and hope you enjoy the music. You know music is a part of everyone’s life and SRB would love the opportunity to be a part of that, for you, as well. SRB also has two songs in the foreign market that produces royalties currently, and we are trying to get a U.S. release here on our homeland territory. SRB has had the same members; with the exception of two we lost through illness and one who passed away, since the inception of the group. This fact is possible because we strive to have a good time, abundance of written material, and a close relationship with our fans through our music on albums as well as our live concerts. Keeping, you the fan, at the top of our priorities enables us the ability for continued longevity and the motivation to keep turning out the music you can enjoy and relate to. We want you to know that we thank you so very much for buying the music and coming to the concerts because without you loyal fans we’d have to close shop and go home.

Once again, thank you for all your support and we look forward to seeing and hearing from you soon.

God Bless and have a great day,

Lee, Toby, Rus & Johnny
SOUTHERN RAIDERS BAND

Thank You, and remember: " SMILE AT THE WORLD...IT MAY JUST SMILE BACK. "

~ This Band Is Stamped 110 Proof Original Southern Style Jammin....!
tags
tags: country rock pop rock rock southern rock blues rock Rockford

lyrics

Lyrics and Music by: Johnny W. Abbott
© Copyright: 1992 – 2017

IF YOU’RE GONNA TO PLAY COUNTRY

INTRO
IF YOU’RE GONNA PLAY COUNTRY.....
YOU GOTTA ROCK THE HOUSE

VERSE
I PULLED INTO TOWN LAST FRIDAY NIGHT
SAW A LITTLE TAVERN THOUGHT I’D GO INSIDE
THE BAND WAS PLAYING MY FAVORITE TUNES
WHEN A MAN GOT UP AND STARTED SINGING THE BLUES

WELL HE SUNG ABOUT WAYLON OLE WILLIE TO
AND HE SUNG ABOUT HANK LORD JUST A SINGING THE BLUES
HE KNEW HIS COUNTRY FROM A TO Z
THEN HE SUNG A SONG LORD THAT REALLY CAPTURED ME

CHORUS
IF YOU’RE GONNA PLAY COUNTRY.....
YOU GOTTA ROCK THE HOUSE
GOTTA PLAY SOME MUSIC WORTH SINGING ABOUT
IF THE MUSIC’S TOO LOUD AND THE WORD’S UNCLEAR
TAKE YOUR MUSIC AND LEAVE IT AIN’T A WELCOME HERE

VERSE
I LISTENED TO HIM SING ALL THROUGH THE NIGHT
THE BAND PLAYED COUNTRY WITHOUT A SINGLE FIGHT
I LISTENED CLOSELY TO WHAT HE HAD TO SAY
THEN HE TURNED TO ME AND ONCE AGAIN HE SANG

CHORUS
IF YOU’RE GONNA PLAY COUNTRY.....
YOU GOTTA ROCK THE HOUSE
GOTTA PLAY SOME MUSIC WORTH SINGING ABOUT
IF THE MUSIC’S TOO LOUD AND THE WORD’S UNCLEAR
TAKE YOUR MUSIC AND LEAVE IT AIN’T A WELCOME HERE

LEAD

CHORUS / TAG
IF YOU’RE GONNA PLAY COUNTRY.....
YOU GOTTA ROCK THE HOUSE
GOTTA PLAY SOME MUSIC WORTH SINGING ABOUT
IF THE MUSIC’S TOO LOUD AND THE WORD’S UNCLEAR
TAKE YOUR MUSIC AND LEAVE IT AIN’T A WELCOME HERE

IF YOU’RE GONNA PLAY COUNTRY.....

credits

from IF YOU'RE GONNA PLAY COUNTRY "You Gotta Rock The House" $7​.​99​​ 11 COUNTRY STYLE SONGS FOR YOU COUNTRY MUSIC FANS & BLESS YOU FOR YOUR TIME, PURCHASE AND BEING A GREAT "RAIDER FORCE" FAN :) Lee​,​Toby, Rus & Johnny~ S​.​R​.​B​.​~, released June 17, 2018
*
*
Johnny Abbott- Lead Guitar-Acoustic Lead-Slide Guitar
Lee Butcher- Lead Vocal-Bass Guitar
Rus Michael- Lead Guitar-Keyboard-Vocal
Toby Smith- Drums-Percussion-Vocal-Drum Effects

Special Appearance By Musicians & Friends-
Richard Mogridge-Keyboard-Synthesizer
Dwight Waters - Pedal Steel

Recorded at Underground Recording - Knoxville TN: - Producer and Engineer- Matt Lincoln

Mastered by: SEVA

license

all rights reserved

tags

about

Southern Raiders Band Rockford, Tennessee

The Southern Raiders Band began in the 90's as a studio project. S.R.B. was first called the," Twilight Rose Band, We had two ten song albums titled, "Planetary Escape," and another titled,” Southern Raiders," the latter would later become the name of the band. Then events happened at the studio that would turn studio friends into one of the most recognized power groups to come out of the area. ... more

contact / help

Contact Southern Raiders Band

Streaming and
Download help

Shipping and returns

Report this track or account