Welcome to Roughshod Records, a small Independent Country Music Label 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 60 CDs! This includes releases on our sister label, You and Me Records, also created in 1987. You can hear quite a few of our exciting songs throughout this site and in our MUSIC LISTENING ROOM page. Also visit our PHOTO GALLERY for tons of photographs! You just might see someone you know!
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.
To view their awards ceremony, click the video in the right-hand column.
1st CD 13 June 1999 54th CD 13 June 2017
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.
Roughshod Records released its 51st and 52nd CD albums on 13 August 2016. Mike Johnson's 14-song "Let Me Die In a Honky Tonk!" and James Adelsberger's 13-song "My Heart Still Sees."Hang onto your hats, it's gonna be an exciting ride!