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.com/soundcheck & in stores
Fox & Friends
Wednesday, Jan. 23, 8 a.m. EST/7 CST on FOX News Channel
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
Tuesday, Feb. 5, 11 p.m. EST/10 CST on TBS
Beginning April 18 in Syracuse, N.Y., Houser will join Miranda Lambert and Dierks Bentley on the Locked and Reloaded tour.