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We recently attended Dierks Bentley’s Miles and Music, a motorcycle ride and concert benefiting The Monroe Carrell, Jr. Children’s Hospital in Nashville on September 28th. What a great day for a motorcycle ride and music all in the name of charity! Continue Reading →
Lee Brice, Randy Houser and Jerrod Niemann took a break from their busy touring schedules last night to fulfill one of their lifelong dreams — to perform together on the stage of the Grand Ole Opry. Continue Reading →
Randy Houser Breaks Single Week Audience Record With His Two-Week No. 1 With “Runnin’ Outta Moonlight”
Back-to-Back No. 1 Hits from How Country Feels
Powerhouse male vocalist Randy Houser has cemented his second consecutive No. 1 single at the top of both Billboard and MediaBase charts with latest smash “Runnin’ Outta Moonlight” off his 2013 release, How Country Feels. “Runnin’ Outta Moonlight” was so popular that it spent two weeks at the top of the Billboard Country Singles Chart amassing a record audience of over 47 million (highest impressions of any song in one week since 2005). The single is his second release from the album and is the follow up to first No. 1 with album title track “How Country Feels.” Both tracks are RIAA Gold-certified, signifying more than 500,000 sold units of each hit song.
“I’m so humbled by this support, and I want to thank everyone that helped us get here,” said Houser. “I feel blessed.”
Randy Houser celebrated his first chart-topping single, “How Country Feels,” with a crowd of friends, family and industry members yesterday (March 11) at Nashville’s Honkytonk Central. BMI’s Bradley Collins welcomed the crowd to the event, which honored songwriters Wendell Mobley, Neil Thrasher and Vicky McGehee. The track was produced by Derek George.
Broken Bow Records CEO/President Benny Brown commented, “When [manager] Nick [Hartley] brought Randy to Stoney Creek I listened to both albums. You are one of the best vocalists in Nashville. We just had to find the right songs to show that off. Randy is one of the easiest artists to work with. I heard a lot of demos that Derek produced and I believe in giving everyone that first chance. I couldn’t be more pleased with what he brought to the album. This second song we just sent to radio, I’ve told people that in 20 weeks, I believe we will be back here again. I thank [Houser’s wife] Jessa for your support because it is not easy for a wife to share so much of a husband who is home maybe one day a week.”
On Monday, Kix Brooks, Blake Shelton, Randy Houser, Lonestar and Dustin Lynch performed for approximately 3,000 fans. On Tuesday evening, the lineup included Brooks, Lady Antebellum, Gary Allan, Justin Moore and Brantley Gilbert. Brooks, Sara Evans, Lee Brice, The Henningsens and Darius Rucker filled Wednesday evening’s performance roster.
The concerts weren’t exactly open to the public, either. Fans had to enter a radio contest via Nash-FM 94.7 to win admission to the show. Here, photos from the three nights as some of country music’s brightest stars lit up New York City.
Top country music artists Darius Rucker and Randy Houser have both started the new year off with successful music releases, but they are also being recognized for their volunteer work with Musicians On Call (MOC), a non-profit organization that brings live and recorded music to the bedsides of patients in healthcare facilities. NBC’s Lester Holt recently traveled to Nashville, Tenn. to join Rucker and Houser as they performed and visited with patients at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt through the MOC Nashville branch. The visit, recently highlighted in Country Weekly magazine, will be the focus of the “Making a Difference” segment of NBC Nightly News this Saturday, Feb. 16 at 6:30 p.m. ET / 5:30 CT plus a “Web Extra” on the Nightly News tab of NBCNews.com featuring an extended interview with Rucker.
The two artists shared with Holt their experiences over the years performing for patients in healthcare facilities and the influence it has on them personally to witness the visible affect music has on these patients. Weighing in on the advantages of having Musicians On Call in their hospital was Dr. Elisabeth M. Dykens, Professor of Psychology and Human Development and Director of the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center for Research on Human Development, who can personally attest to the patient benefits achieved through music. Continue Reading →
Country star Randy Houser may sing about getting “some of this slow-down fast” in “How Country Feels,” but right now his career begs to differ as the song, his first-ever No. 1 hit, also becomes his first RIAA® Gold® certified single, selling over half a million downloads and climbing. “How Country Feels” is the title track off of his new album which hit stores last week and debuted at No. 3 on the Billboard Country Albums chart. The album has also received praise from AP, CBS New York, The Washington Post, Billboard and many more.
In the midst of the barreling momentum, Houser performed for the nation last week on FOX News Channel’s Fox & Friends, Walmart Soundcheck, AOL Sessions, Yahoo! Ram Country and Better TV, and interviewed on GAC’s Headline Country, and CMT’s Hot 20 Countdown where he was challenged to see how country feels truly feels by hilariously having to identify different obscure “country” objects while blindfolded.
Houser Celebrates Top 15 Single in “How Country Feels” This Week
Performing over 150 dates each year and celebrating a Top 15 Billboard and Mediabase single in “How Country Feels” this week means a lot of hard work and dedication for Randy Houser and his band, but every now and then the guys like to let loose and have a little fun. In an exclusive video on AOL’s The Boot, they invite fans behind-the-scenes to see exactly what happens on the road — from load-ins and soundchecks to goofing off with each other and taking it all in. The montage was shot and edited by Houser’s drummer, Kevin Murphy, and was recorded on the road this summer. Visit http://aol.it/UEXZTZ to view.
Meanwhile, his smash hit “How Country Feels” continues to climb its way up the country charts, selling over 200,000 singles to date, and is Houser’s second highest charting single of his career next to his 2009 No. 2 hit “Boots On.” The first single from his forthcoming 2013 album release on Stoney Creek Records, Houser says, “It was the obvious choice for a lead-off. It caught my ear the first time I heard it – like, ‘I wanna hear that again.’”
Fans can stay tuned to RandyHouser.com to hear more on what they can expect from his forthcoming album and where they can catch him out on the road this fall. Who knows, they may even earn a spot in one of the band’s behind-the-scenes on the road videos!
Country music fans are aware that the genre has no shortage of awards shows (at least four and counting). Arguably the most prestigious of these, however, is the Academy of Country Music Awards (ACMs) held in Las Vegas in April. What fewer country fans may know is the Academy holds an annual awards show for non-televised industry and specialty awards called the ACM Honors, which took place Monday at The Ryman Auditorium. Continue Reading →
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