Stoney Creek Records recording artist, Randy Houser, has reached yet another career high this week.
On January 21, the eve of the release of his third studio album, “How Country Feels”, Randy received the news that the upcoming album’s title cut and current single, How Country Feels, claimed the NO. 1 SPOT on the Mediabase/Country Aircheck/USA Today and BDS/Billboard country singles charts
Additionally, Randy’s #1 single was featured that same morning as the first song to be played on New York City’s newest country music station, Nash FM 94-7, giving New Yorkers their first taste of terrestrial country radio in 17 years.
“We really weren’t greedy on this record,” discloses Houser. “The album begins with the song my buddy Dallas Davidson wrote [‘Runnin’ Outta Moonlight’], and 15 tracks later it ends with the most personal song I’ve ever written [‘Route 3 Box 250D’]. It means a lot to me to have this many songs on one record to share with the fans.”
Houser also had the honor of having his dream of having long-time friend and brother Mississipian, Derek George, produce “How Country Feels”.
“I told Derek when I first moved to town that if I ever had the chance to achieve a little bit of success, I’d make sure he produced one of my records. Having him on this project gave me the freedom to truly express who I am as both an artist and a person. Derek just ‘gets’ me, and he understands where I come from. He was able to bring to life all of my musical inspirations on one record… and I think my vision has never come across more accurately than it has on How Country Feels,” says Houser.
What’s All the Fuss About:
Well, in case you haven’t had the opportunity to pick up your copy of “How Country Feels”, you can check out Country Music Pride’s review of Houser’s album. But better yet, just go get yourself a copy because it’s not just CMP that immediately caught on to the magnificence of this album, others in the music industry are singing symphonies of praise.
In a January 15 review, Great American Country’s Daryl Addison notes:
“Randy takes over How Country Feels with a powerful voice that demands attention. From the loose opening notes of ‘Runnin’ Outta Moonlight,’ through the dynamic melodic shifts of the acoustic based ‘Top of the World,’ and high up into the bends of the power ballad, ‘Wherever Love Goes’ (a duet with label mate Kristy Lee Cook), Randy shows off a voice that can do it all.”
Billboard’s Chuck Dauphin shares his perspective noting:
Houser shares with Billboard:
“We all know that the right music makes us feel something. That’s what we strive for artists, and as listeners – we just want to find music that moves us. That’s what that song (Power of a Song) is about. It was written about ten years ago with Kent Blazy and Cory Batten. At the time I had moved here, I heard a song by Tammy Cochran called ‘Life Happened,’ and if you go back and listen to that song, you’ll understand how that song moved me to go to Nashville. I was letting my life pass me by, and not doing what I should have with my music. That’s what that song is about — the power that music has to change your mood or change your mind. That’s a very special thing to me.”
“How Country Feels” is now available at iTunes and retail outlets everywhere. Houser will join Miranda Lambert and Dierks Bentley on the Locked and Reloaded tour beginning April 18 in Syracuse, N.Y.
And in support of the release of “How Country Feels” (the album) Randy will be making a series of national appearances. Check out the schedule and be sure to catch a glimpse of this hot artist with a hot new #1 single !!
National Appearances in support of “How Country Feels”:
TODAY Show Weekend
TBA, 8 a.m. EST/7 CST on NBC
Nightly News with Brian Williams
TBA, 6:30 p.m. EST/5:30 CST on NBC
Tuesday, Jan. 22, on CMT.com, 7 a.m. EST/6 CST
The Daily Countdown
Tuesday, Jan. 22, 12 p.m. EST & 6 p.m. EST on GAC
Walmart.com/soundcheck & in stores
Fox & Friends
Wednesday, Jan. 23, 8 a.m. EST/7 CST on FOX News Channel
Wednesday, Jan. 23, check local listings for airtimes
Sirius XM’s “The Highway”
LIVE from NYC’s Mercury Lounge
Thursday, Jan. 24, Channel 16, 10 p.m. EST/9 CST
CMT Hot 20 Countdown
Saturday, Jan. 26, 11:30 a.m. EST/10:30 CST on CMT
Tuesday, Feb. 5, 11 p.m. EST/10 CST on TBS
Enjoy Randy Houser’s #1 single “How Country Feels”