12 Songs, 44 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Randy Houser’s debut introduced a man who never does anything halfway. When he rips into a rough-edged rocker such as the workingman’s howl “Boots On,” he puts his all into it. Taking a long, hard look at the state of the world with “Back to God,” Houser throws every ounce of soul into an impassioned, power-ballad plea for piety. And when he lays out his mission statement over greasy, bluesy riffs on the steamy “My Kinda Country” (“Little bit of Waylon, whole lot of Motown”), the agenda’s tough to deny.

EDITORS’ NOTES

Randy Houser’s debut introduced a man who never does anything halfway. When he rips into a rough-edged rocker such as the workingman’s howl “Boots On,” he puts his all into it. Taking a long, hard look at the state of the world with “Back to God,” Houser throws every ounce of soul into an impassioned, power-ballad plea for piety. And when he lays out his mission statement over greasy, bluesy riffs on the steamy “My Kinda Country” (“Little bit of Waylon, whole lot of Motown”), the agenda’s tough to deny.

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About Randy Houser

Country singer and songwriter Randy Houser was born and raised in Lake, Mississippi, where his love of music was apparent even as a young child. Houser started fronting bands when he was around 13 years old, and continued playing local gigs all the way through high school. While attending East Central Community College in Decatur, Mississippi, he realized playing music had its financial rewards as well, and he began working on his songwriting. He also formed 10lb. Biscuit, and the band was well received on the local circuit.

Houser relocated to Nashville, Tennessee in 2002, and landed a song publishing deal. One of his songs, "Honky Tonk Badonkadonk," became a big hit for Trace Adkins in 2005, and he also wrote tunes for Justin Moore, John Michael Montgomery, Jessie James, and many more. Houser began concentrating more on the performing side of things and started playing more local gigs, which eventually led to a record deal with Universal Records South. The label released his debut single, "Anything Goes," written by Brice Long and John Wayne Wiggins, in May of 2008, followed later in the year by a debut album, named for the first single. Thanks to the Top Ten country single "Boots On," the album performed well, peaking at 21 on the Billboard Country Albums chart, and Houser returned in 2010 with his second album, They Call Me Cadillac. The album peaked at eight on the Billboard Country Albums chart but none of the record's singles turned into hits, nor did the non-LP "I'm All About It."

After They Call Me Cadillac, Houser left Show Dog/Universal and signed with Stoney Creek Records, releasing How Country Feels in January of 2013. The title track became a hit single that topped out at number one on the Country Airplay chart, and How Country Feels produced three more singles, "Runnin' Outta Moonlight," "Goodnight Kiss," and "Like a Cowboy," the latter peaking at number five on the Country Singles chart. In 2015, Houser toured extensively as Luke Bryan's opening act and dropped a new single, "We Went," in anticipation of Fired Up, Houser's second album for Stoney Creek. Fired Up saw release in March 2016. ~ Steve Leggett

  • ORIGIN
    Lake, MS
  • GENRE
    Country
  • BORN
    December 18, 1976

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