At 79, Rogers' voice wasn't as sure as it was in his heyday. But Richard Landis gave him sympathetic production, and none of his guests sound like paid hands or hired guns. Everyone involved -- from Rogers' son Dusty to the Kentucky Headhunters -- sounds more committed to making a good record than to adding star power. The material has been chosen accordingly, a good blend of old and new. The tribute's best when young singers repay an obvious debt (the duets with Ricky Van Shelton, Clint Black, and Randy Travis), but even when K.T. Oslin and Restless Heart join in the Sons of the Pioneers' theme, "Tumbling Tumbleweeds," they bring new life to an old workhorse. And Rogers' yodel is still in great shape.
AllMusic Review by Brian Mansfield
feat: Roy Rogers
feat: Dusty Rogers