Country music star and 2011 ACM Top New Solo Vocalist nomineeRandy Houseris looking forward to this Sunday’sSuper Bowlas much as any sports enthusiast, and this year, he can relate to the stress both teams feel about the big day. Houser is currently up against two other competitors in the fan-voted awards category and hoping that those fans watching at home will help him win the big title.
“My stepdad was totally into watching basketball, baseball, and football [on television], but the one time of year I would claim his TV was anytime the awards shows were on. Those were the biggest nights of my year,” says Mississippi native Houser. “These shows are very, very important for fans. This is the one night you get to see all your favorite singers and stars in one place, and we have a three hour long half-time show!”
Houser is best known for his hits “Anything Goes,” “Boots On,” and “Whistlin’ Dixie” that have landed him performance spots onLate Show with David Letterman,Good Morning America,Jimmy Kimmel Live!and more. He released the Top 10 charting record,They Call Me Cadillac, in September of 2010 to rave reviews and earned Top Album of the Year creds fromWashington PostandThe Boston Globe. Houser will soon joinWillie Nelson,Jamey Johnson,Lee Brice, and more on the Country Throwdown Tour this year with dates running through summer 2011.
The 2011 ACM Top New Solo Vocalist category is fan voted with ballots open through Thursday, Feb. 24 at 11 a.m. CST. Fans are encouraged to vote atVoteACM.com or GACtv.com.
Of course, Houser will be watching the Steelers and Packers this Sunday, but he’s not picking a winner. “When it comes to the Super Bowl, it’s just fun to watch athletes at that level compete,” he says. “I’m really excited for the upcoming ‘Country Music Super Bowl’ moments and hoping that fans come out to support our sport.”
To see Randy Houser perform his self-penned song “Whistlin’ Dixie,” click HERE and watch the video. For more information, visit www.RandyHouser.com.