Born in a musically gifted family, Randy Houser’s father was a musician who often performed at neighborhood events. As a young child, Houser was always attracted to music, not realizing at the time that he had a knack for it. The young Houser played with neighborhood bands at local gigs throughout his high school. Till then Houser hadn’t thought of making a life-long career out of music until he attended a community college. He soon realized he could make a living out of his hobby and formed a local band of his own shortly afterwards. His band 10lb. Biscuit was well received in local circles.
Start of a Stellar Musical Journey
After the death of his father in 2002, Houser decided to move to Nashville to pursue a full-fledged career in music. The ambitious young talent soon impressed people, gradually expanding his circle and making contacts with key players in the industry. Finally Houser was able to snag a publishing deal and set out to write songs for major names like Jessie James, Trace Adkins and Justin Moore.
The song “Honky Tonk Badonkadonk” by Trace Adkins was co-written by Houser and became one of his earliest hits. In December 2008, Houser co-wrote the song “Back That Thing Up” for Justin Moore. The song peaked at number 38 on Hot Country Songs and made Houser one of the most respected country artists in the industry.
A Phenomenal Crooner
After the success of “Honky Tonk Badonkadonk” in 2005, Houser decided to focus more on singing. In 2008, he signed a record deal with Universal South Records and released his first song “Anything Goes” penned by John Wiggins and Brice Long. The single took the industry by storm hitting the Billboard Country chart the same month and eventually entering the Top 20.
The same year Houser released his debut record “Anything Goes” in November. The album featured the famous single “Boots On” which was the singer’s first ever track to make way to the Top 10. The artist was nominated for Music Video of the Year and New Artist of the Year at the CMA Awards in 2009. Houser’s debut album did fairly well on the charts, hitting number 21 on the Billboard.
They Call Me Cadillac
Randy Houser came up with his sophomore album titled “They Call Me Cadillac” in 2009 under the Show Dog- Universal label. The album’s lead track “Whistlin’ Dixie” initially peaked at number 59 on the Billboard, gradually hitting number 31 by 2010. Although the album debuted at number 8 on the Billboard Country charts, it was unsuccessful in garnering a hit single. Following the release of the album, Houser left Show Dog- Universal and signed a deal with the Broken Bow Records imprint Stoney Creek.
How Country Feels
On January 22nd 2013, Randy Houser released his third record “How Country Feels”. The album proved to be the singer’s most successful amongst all three and yielded back to back hit tracks. The track “How Country Feels” became his first song to top the Country Airplay chart. Another song “Runnin’ Outta Moonlight” was Houser’s second consecutive single to top the Country Airplay chart. In September 2013, Houser released the album’s third track “Goodnight Kiss” which peaked at number 3 on the music chart.
Live in Action
Randy Houser is one of those artists who have an inherent respect for and knowledge of classical country music. With a flair for bringing the crowd to its feet, Randy Houser has a reputation of being one of the most compelling live performers. The artist has been nominated twice for the Academy of Country Music Awards and thrice for CMT Music Awards. Don’t forget to watch this passionate country star in an epic performance in your city.