Randy Rogers Band bassist Johnny “Chops’ Richardson is stepping out from behind the shadow of one of Texas's most popular acts with his latest solo release, “Taking A Chance On Me.” The song is the second single from his forthcoming sophomore album, Johnny Chops & The Razors.

The new song features a guest appearance by The Gospel Starz, and according to GLIDE Magazine “As a whole, the tune has a bluesy southern boogie sound with an infectious uplifting chorus.”

Chops was born into a musical family in Lubbock, Texas, and has landed several songs on albums by the Randy Rogers Band, whom he’s played bass with since 2002. His contributions include “Ten Miles Deep,” “Last Last Chance,” “Shotgun,” and “Wicked Ways,” the song the band performed on Late Night with David Letterman a few years ago.