After hearing Freebird for the first time as a teen, Roger fell in love with the guitar and knew exactly what he wanted to do for the rest of his life. Growing up in eastern Kentucky, he honed his skills playing in many country, rock and bluegrass bands in the eastern and central KY areas. He was also a member of the Kentucky Opry staff band for five years before deciding to move to Nashville.
In 2007, Roger got the call to be lead guitarist and band leader for platinum selling Country artist Justin Moore. He records and continues to tour with Justin as his regular gig.