Join Danny Montana 7pm-10pm on Wednesday night (2/13) with special guest, Randy Houser to celebrate his #1 single “How Country Feels” and the taping of St. Louis Country at Wild Country and aired on KMOV Channel 4 on Saturday nights at 11pm.
From the beginning, Randy and co-producers Cliff Audretch III and Mark Wright agreed on a straightforward approach that focused on the meaningful lyrics of the songs. “I want to catch people’s ears not just with a guitar hook, but with the words. I didn’t want too much going on around it.”
The result, recorded with Randy’s own band, rather than studio musicians, is a stark and straightforward effort that does full justice to an artist heavily influenced by the classic works of idols like Johnny Cash, Merle Haggard, George Jones and Waylon Jennings.
The album covers a great deal of musical and thematic ground.
They Call Me Cadillac is an album that proves why Randy is among the most talented of his generation and of crucial importance to the genre.
Randy has been making music his own way since his earliest days in Lake, Mississippi. He was exposed to the best of the region’s rich mix of music, including country, gospel, rock, and blues. He learned to love creating and playing music from his father, a professional musician.
“The funny thing is I’ve known this is what I wanted to do since I was five or six years old. I wanted to be an entertainer, a songwriter. I didn’t know at that age I was going to have a talent for it. I didn’t know about chasing girls or good times. It was pure and simple about something I really loved, which is music.”
For years Randy stayed closed to home, playing clubs all throughout Mississippi, but after his father died when he was 21, he decided to move to Nashville. His standout focal prowess voice impressed one person after another, and the connections kept multiplying. He earned a publishing deal and began turning out songs for Trace Adkins, Justin Moore, and Jessie James, among others.
It wasn’t long before he began his own ascent up the charts as a recording artist. “I spent a lot of years working my ass off to get lucky,” he says with a wry grin.
His passion for his craft shows not only in every cut, but also in every performance. “When I go out there and sing, I cannot half-ass it. That’s just part of the way I grew up. You go at something, you want to sell it. When I’ve got something to say, especially in a song, I want you to get it, so I’m not one of those quiet singers. I can’t just lullaby you. I’m getting on it.”
The result is a mix of passion, talent, and showmanship that place him among this generation’s most compelling artists. Combine those with the integrity he brings to his music and his knowledge of and respect for country music’s traditions, and it’s clear that Randy is on his way to becoming one for the ages.