RANDY HOUSER SCORES FIRST NO. 1 SINGLE WEEK OF ALBUM RELEASE

RANDY HOUSER SCORES FIRST NO. 1 SINGLE WEEK OF ALBUM RELEASE
 
“How Country Feels” Tops Charts in U.S. and Canada; New Album in Stores Tuesday, Jan. 22
 
Houser will Appear on TODAY Show Weekend, Fox & Friends, NBC’s Nightly News, CONAN, and More in Support
 
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (January 21, 2013) – Stoney Creek Records’ recording artist Randy Houser
has reached a new career high this week with his current single, “How
Country Feels,” as it claims the No. 1 spot on the Mediabase/Country
Aircheck/USA Today and BDS/Billboard country singles charts the
same week his third studio album hits shelves. The single was featured
this morning as the first song to be played on New York City’s newest
country music station, Nash FM 94-7, which gave New Yorkers their first
taste of terrestrial country radio in 17 years. Houser’s first album on
his new label, Stoney Creek Records, is titled How Country Feels and it hits stores tomorrow, Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2013.
 
“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.”
 
How Country Feels was produced by Houser’s long-time
friend, Derek George, who also hails from his homestate of Mississippi.
“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.  Broken Bow Records and Stoney Creek Records CEO Benny Brown attests to Houser’s vocal talent on the album, saying “Randy
is widely recognized by the industry as one of the best voices in
Country Music…combine that with great songs and Derek George’s
production and you have a very special project.  We can’t wait for
listeners to hear this album!”
 
In support of the release, Houser will make a series of national appearances over the next few weeks (full breakdown below).
 
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 “Soundcheck”
 
Fox & Friends
Wednesday, Jan. 23, 8 a.m. EST/7 CST on FOX News Channel
 
Better TV
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
 
CONAN
Tuesday, Feb. 5, 11 p.m. EST/10 CST on TBS
 
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 discloses, “Possibly the
emotional showpiece of the album is the stunning ‘Power Of A Song.’”
Houser told the magazine, “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 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.” 
 
Beginning April 18 in Syracuse, N.Y., Houser will join Miranda Lambert and Dierks Bentley on the Locked and Reloaded tour.
 
How Country Feels Track Listing: 
Label: Stoney Creek Records
Producer: Derek George
1. “Runnin’ Outta Moonlight” (3:14) (Dallas Davidson, Kelly Lovelace, Ashley Gorley)
2. “Growin’ Younger” (4:53) (Randy Houser, Justin Weaver, Brett James)
3. “Top Of The World” (3:17) (Jason Sellers, Rob Hatch, Lance Miller, Vicky McGehee)
4. “The Singer” (4:20) (Trent Willmon, Drew Smith)
5. “Power Of A Song” (3:41) (Randy Houser, Kent Blazy, Cory Batten)
6. “Absolutely Nothing” (3:02) (Lee Brice, Joe Leathers, Vicky McGehee)
7. “Wherever Love Goes” (with Kristy Lee Cook) (4:16) (Neil Thrasher, Paul Jenkins, Jason Sellers)
8. “Like A Cowboy” (4:21) (Randy Houser, Brice Long)
9. “How Country Feels” (3:05) (Wendell Mobley, Neil Thrasher, Vicky McGehee)
10. “Along For The Ride” (3:34) (Randy Houser, Zac Brown, Levi Lowrey)
11. “Sunshine On the Line” (3:20) (Randy Houser, Dallas Davidson
12. “Goodnight Kiss” (3:27) (Randy Houser, Rob Hatch, Jason Sellers)
13. “Let’s Not Let It” (3:09) (Ash Bowers, Neil Thrasher, Lisa Hentrich)
14. “Shine” (4:56) (Neil Thrasher, Trent Summar, Wendell Mobley)
15. “Route 3 Box 250 D” (3:52) (Randy Houser, Rhett Akins, Ben Hayslip
 
For a full list of stops, visit www.randyhouser.com and follow Houser on Twitter and Facebook.

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