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Coming 13 June 2024, Roughshod Records' 60th CD!

"Best of the Mike Johnson James Adelsberger Years" (2012 - 2016)

featuring 20 classic songs recorded by Mike and James.

   Welcome to Roughshod Records, a small Independent Country Music Label created by Mike Johnson and dedicated to keepin' that traditional country sound alive since 1987!

   Mike Johnson, Country Music's No.1 Black Yodeler, is still at the helm, and on-board and breathing new life into the label is James Adelsberger, our recording artist, studio engineer, and co-producer. Our talented musician is also a published composer, songwriter, BMI songwriter member, owner of J. A. Music Publishing and a member of the National Traditional Country Music Association.

  Since his first recording session at Jim Maxwell's Globe Recording Studio in Nashville, Tennessee, in April 1981, Mike Johnson has produced two 45-rpms, 11 Cassettes, and 65 CDs! This includes releases on our sister label, You and Me Records, also created in 1987. 

   On 29 August 2016, in a ceremony officiated by Bob Everhart, president of the National Country Music Association, James Adelsberger received the Rural Roots Music Commission 2016 "Instrumental CD of the Year" Award and Mike Johnson received the National Traditional Country Music Association 2016 "Lifetime Achievement" Award on the Main Stage at the week-long 41st Annual Old Time Country Music Festival in LeMars, Iowa.


    Roughshod Records 1st CD June 1999 & Roughshod Records 59th CD December 2022

P.O. Box 100933, Arlington, Va. 22210 * 703-671 0935

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2016 Awards Ceremony Video

   On 31 August 2015 the Rural Roots Music Commission presented James with the 2015 "Pure Country CD of the Year" Award for his CD "Old Time Country Songs Are They Really Dead and Gone?" at the 40th Old Time Country Music Festival in LeMars, Iowa.

   On 13 June 2022, Roughshod Records released its 56th and 57th CDs! Mike Johnson's 50-song "Mike Johnson's 50 Black Yodels!" and Mike Johnson's 10-song "Second Time Around!"

   Hang onto your hats, it's gonna be an exciting ride!

      Joe Arnold, Manager, Roughshod Records

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