|Posted by Administrator on June 14, 2014 at 1:20 AM||comments (0)|
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(L-R): Jim Knotts, CEO,Operation Homefront; JenniferZmrhal, Director, Eckrich; Mayor of Gaithersburg, Sidney A. Katz; Randy Houser
Platinum-selling country music artist Randy Houser joined Eckrich, part of the John Morrell Food Group, a subsidiary of Smithfield Foods on June 11, for a special homecoming for wounded military service members and their families. Accompanied by the Eckrich mobile sampling tour, Houser participated in a ribbon-cutting ceremony for a new Operation Homefront Village in Gaithersburg, Maryland. The chart-topping singer and songwriter also performed select hits to help welcome the families to their new homes before joining them in a cookout featuring Eckrich naturally hardwood smoked sausage and savory deli meats.
Gaithersburg Mayor Sidney A. Katz and members of his council were also in attendance to celebrate the opening of the new Operation Homefront Village located at Hidden Creek Apartments. The Village will provide the military families with rent-free accommodation while they transition from the military to civilian life due to their injuries.
Houser performed for the Operation Homefront Village families and several hundred Hidden Creek Apartments residents in attendance and also distributed a $100 gift card good at Giant Food stores to each Village family, on behalf of Eckrich. Prior to his performance, Houser spent one-on-one time with selected military families who are currently Village residents and personally thanked each family for their service to the country and for their sacrifice. Houser has been a supporter of our military troops and their families throughout his career, and has even traveled to Iraq to perform for the active soldiers there.
"The men and women who serve this country, and their families, sacrifice so much to protect our freedom," said Houser. "It's an honor to have the opportunity to show our appreciation and join Eckrich in supporting military families with Operation Homefront."
The visit and cookout were part of the Eckrich "Operation Inspiration" campaign which supports and honors military families. This is Houser's first year of partnering with Eckrich and his participation with the award-winning campaign. He will continue to honor military families throughout the summer at select concerts and events.
"We are thrilled to be able to host the housewarming for the new Operation Homefront Village," said Chuck Gitkin, vice president, marketing, innovation and R&D for the John Morrell Food Group. "Having Randy (Houser) and the community join us for this event and cookout, really makes for a memorable day for our military families. This new Village provides an unbelievable relief for these families and today's visit and performance from Randy was our way to welcome them to their new home."
Now in its third year of partnership with Operation Homefront, Eckrich has already donated more than a half a million dollars to the organization. Eckrich is again donating up to $250,000 this year through the contribution of five cents from each purchase of specially marked products from May 1 through July 4. Operation Homefront is a non-profit organization which provides emergency housing, financial and other assistance to service members and wounded warriors.
"We couldn't be happier to be joined by Mayor Katz, Randy Houser and our good friends at Eckrich to celebrate the opening of our new Village," said Jim Knotts, Operation Homefront's president and CEO. "Our Village program affords wounded warriors and their families with stable housing while they transition from the military, addressing the critical gap that so often exists before they begin receiving veteran benefits."
Each furnished Village apartment - including the cost of financial counseling and other transition programs for residents - costs more than $20,000 per year with a total program budget of more than $1.5 million for three Village locations across the country. The program is made possible by generous contributions from individual donors, corporate foundations and partners. No federal funding is provided.
For more information about Eckrich, including "Operation Inspiration," it's partnership with Randy Houser and its mobile sampling tour, please visit www.facebook.com/EckrichMeats.
|Posted by Administrator on May 21, 2014 at 11:15 AM||comments (0)|
Following his crowd-pleasing performance of “Like A Cowboy” on The Late Show with David Letterman last week, country star Randy Houser released the powerful new single to radio on May 19. Over the weekend, Houser also nabbed the top spot on CMT’s Hot 20 Countdown with the music video for his most recent No. 1 hit, “Goodnight Kiss.” Houser had a hand in writing both songs, which appear on his Stoney Creek Records album How Country Feels.
Click here to watch Houser’s performance of “Like A Cowboy” on The Late Show with David Letterman.
The music video for “Goodnight Kiss,” which was directed by Wes Edwards and filmed at Nashville’s historic Fontanel Mansion, is the third from How Country Feels to top the CMT Hot 20 Countdown. Its predecessor, the visually stunning video for Houser’s Platinum No. 1 hit “Runnin’ Outta Moonlight,” is nominated for Male Video of the Year at the 2014 CMT Music Awards.
“Like A Cowboy” was written by Houser and Brice Long and is the fourth single off How Country Feels, following the three consecutive No. 1 hit singles “How Country Feels,” “Runnin’ Outta Moonlight” and “Goodnight Kiss.” While a fifth single from the album may be in the works, Houser is already crafting new material and fans can expect a fresh sound from the artist soon.
Houser is currently on the road as the direct opener for country superstar Brad Paisley on the Country Nation World Tour, which kicked off Friday, May 16, and he continues to perform his own headlining dates across the country. For more information, please visit www.RandyHouser.com or follow on Twitter and Facebook @RandyHouser.
|Posted by Administrator on May 14, 2014 at 11:30 AM||comments (0)|
Hot on the heels of his third consecutive chart-topping hit “Goodnight Kiss," Platinum-selling singer-songwriter Randy Houser will debut his new single, “Like A Cowboy,” on The Late Show with David Letterman tonight, May 14. The song, which Houser wrote with Brice Long, is the fourth release from his Stoney Creek Records album How Country Feels and showcases the artist’s powerhouse vocals and expert craftsmanship. Viewers can watch Houser’s performance on The Late Show with David Letterman tonight, which airs at 11:35 p.m. ET / 10:35 p.m. CT on the CBS Television Network.
“Like A Cowboy” is one of seven tracks Houser co-wrote on How Country Feels, including “Goodnight Kiss,” which was his first No. 1 as a songwriter. In a recent interview with Billboard, Houser notes: “I kind of felt that musicians these days are a lot like an old cowboy. We go out and try to make our living. There's that picture of someone who has to go out and travel for a living, and comes home. [. . .] That's what [‘Like A Cowboy’] means to me."
The single will officially be going for radio adds on Monday, May 19. Houser, who just scored a CMT Award nomination for Male Video of the Year with his video for the No. 1 smash "Runnin' Outta Moonlight," continues to perform headlining dates across the country. He will also be the direct opener on country superstar Brad Paisley’s upcoming tour, which kicks off Friday, May 16 at Susquehanna Bank Center in Camden, N.J. For more information, please visit www.RandyHouser.com or connect with Randy on Facebook and Twitter @RandyHouser.
|Posted by Administrator on April 17, 2014 at 10:30 AM||comments (0)|
Stoney Creek Records artist Randy Houser rocketed to the top of the charts this week with his current smash hit “Goodnight Kiss.” Following the Platinum No. 1 singles “How Country Feels” and “Runnin’ Outta Moonlight,” “Goodnight Kiss” marks Houser’s third consecutive No. 1 off his 2013 debut album for the label, How Country Feels. It also marks his first No. 1 as a songwriter, Houser having penned “Goodnight Kiss” with Rob Hatch and Jason Sellers.
Known amongst fans and industry insiders alike for his powerhouse vocals and versatile songwriting abilities, Houser’s previous successes include the 2009 No. 2 hit “Boots On” (written by Houser and Brandon Kinney) and debut power ballad “Anything Goes.” He has had a hand in writing numerous hits for other artists, including Trace Adkins’ 2006 smash “Honky Tonk Badonkadonk,” which also peaked just shy of the top at No. 2. While “How Country Feels” and “Runnin’ Outta Moonlight” each gave Houser the well-earned No. 1 spot as an artist, “Goodnight Kiss” is an especially sweet victory for the seasoned songsmith.
“I have been so blessed this past year to have such incredible success on country radio and have three number-one’s in a row,” said Houser. “But it’s especially cool to see ‘Goodnight Kiss’ up there this week and to have that recognition now as a songwriter, too.”
Houser is currently performing headlining dates across the country and will open for country superstar Brad Paisley this summer. For more information and current tour dates, please visit www.RandyHouser.com or follow on Twitter and Facebook @RandyHouser.
|Posted by Administrator on March 7, 2014 at 12:15 AM||comments (0)|
Watershed Music Festival is returning August 1, 2 and 3 after two hugely successful runs with a heavy hitting lineup including Tim McGraw, Lady Antebellum, Jake Owen, along with Billy Currington, Eli Young Band, Joe Diffie, Randy Houser, Justin Moore, Kip Moore, Cassadee Pope, Chase Rice, Dallas Smith and many more taking part in what is promising to be the festival’s best year yet. Three-day festival and camping passes go on sale Thursday, March 13 at 10AM PST via www.watershedfest.com.
Kip Moore, who will be performing at Watershed for the second time, said, “After I performed there last year I knew this was the kind of festival I would want to come back and play as many times as I can. It's such an iconic and beautiful place to play and adds to what is already a great vibe. And there are tons of hardcore fans, which just amps it up to an insane level.”
"We've been lucky that this crazy idea has turned into a monster country festival now celebrating its third year," said Brian O'Connell, Creator of Watershed Music Festival and Live Nation President of Country Touring. "Each time we try and top ourselves and do better than the previous year and 2014 is no exception. We're looking forward to another fun and crazy weekend with top notch talent."
Watershed Music Festival features a versatile lineup of artists, late night sets, outrageous camping sites, collaborations and more. Set at the picturesque Gorge Amphitheatre, undoubtedly one of the most scenic concert venues in the world offering sweeping views of the Columbia River Gorge.
|Posted by Administrator on August 22, 2013 at 11:15 PM||comments (0)|
Photo Credit: David McClister
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."
“Runnin’ Outta Moonlight” was penned by Dallas Davidson, Ashley Gorley, and Kelly Lovelace and was one of the last songs Houser recorded for 'How Country Feels'.
Houser is touring throughout the summer and fall, including a stop in Austin, Texas alongside Lee Brice, Bob DiPiero and Jerrod Niemann for the CMA Songwriters Series. Houser then hits the road with Justin Moore in November for the Off The Beaten Path Tour.
Houser’s record label, Stoney Creek Records, will release the his next single later this summer, but in the meantime, his vocals are featured on the new Kristy Lee Cook single, “Wherever Love Goes.”
For information, tour dates, images and news on Houser, visit www.RandyHouser.com.
|Posted by Administrator on July 25, 2013 at 12:20 PM||comments (0)|
Multi-Platinum selling singer/songwriter Dierks Bentley will make a pit stop in New York this week in the middle of an 18 day run to co-host on Friday's episode of The View, airing at 11 a.m. ET/10 a.m. CT on ABC. Bentley will also reveal his new single to fans with a first-time television performance of the new song off his forthcoming album RISER.
From New York, Bentley will pick back up on the Miranda Lambert and Dierks Bentley Locked & Reloaded this weekend in Philadelphia, PA (7/26), Holmdel, NJ (7/27) and Washington, DC (7/28). For a full listing of upcoming tour dates and appearances, visit www.dierks.com.
Meanwhile, earlier this week, Dierks and some of his friends raised more than $476,000 with the Country Cares Concert that will benefit the families of the Granite Mountain Hot Shots who lost their lives in recent wildfires. Dierks, along with The Band Perry, Randy Houser and David Nail, performed during the concert at Tim's Toyota Center in Prescott Valley, AZ.
Family members of the 19 firefighters and the sole surviving firefighter were in attendance at the event in an emotional yet celebratory night of music. Bentley honored the fallen firefighters with a photo tribute during his first-ever performance of brand new song "Here On Earth" and kicked off a special version of "Home" with a bagpipe intro by the Rural Metro Pipe and Drum Corp.
All money raised from the event will go to the United Phoenix Firefighters Charities who will directly distribute to the families of the 19 fallen firefighters.
|Posted by Administrator on July 18, 2013 at 8:50 PM||comments (0)|
Country Music fans locked up ticketing servers last week while racing to purchase tickets for the Country Cares Concert to benefit The Granite Mountain Hot Shots, which officially sold out over 6,000 tickets at Tim’s Toyota Center for the July 22 event in Prescott Valley, AZ. The New KMLE Country @ 107.9 and 92.9 KAFF Country organized the concert with headliner Dierks Bentley and after the sell out this morning, special guests The Band Perry, Randy Houser and David Nail joined on to help raise money for the families of the 19 firefighters who lost their lives in last week’s wildfires.
“Country fans are the best, and when their friends need help, they show up,” said Bentley. “This is my hometown, and I feel a huge pull to go back and be there with them and do what I can to help. I've had some friends speak up and say they wanted to come help, so we're going to put together a special night of music, raise some money and hopefully leave these families and this community with some positive memories."
“We feel very blessed this concert sold out so quickly,” said KMLE Country @ 107.9 Program Director Tim Richards. “Thanks to these artists for putting together such an amazing event in such a short amount of time. We hope families of the firefighters know how much the Arizona community cares about them.”
Fans interested in contributing who were not able to purchase tickets or attend the Country Cares Concert can make a direct donation by clicking here. All proceeds from the concert will go to the United Phoenix Firefighters Charities who will distribute directly to the families of the 19 fallen firefighters.
Arizona native Dierks Bentley has forged his own artistic path in an industry built predominantly on formula. He has mixed elements of modern country, classic country, bluegrass and rock, maintaining an unmistakable identity while constantly reinventing his sound. His album 'HOME' debuted at No. 1 and spawned three consecutive chart-topping hits, marking 10 career No. 1 songs for Bentley as a singer and songwriter. His five previous studio albums have sold more than five million copies, garnered 11 GRAMMY nominations and earned him an invitation to join the Grand Ole Opry. Bentley is currently in the studio working on his upcoming album RISER due out this fall and will pick back up later this month on the Miranda Lambert and Dierks Bentley: Locked & Reloaded Tour through October.
|Posted by Administrator on July 18, 2013 at 8:35 PM||comments (0)|
It's safe to say that Randy Houser is having a blast this summer. Following his first number one hit earlier this year with "How Country Feels", the release of his album of the same name and the success of his latest single, "Runnin' Outta Moonlight", 2013 has already been a huge year for Randy.
To celebrate, he has been busy out on the road playing for huge crowds everywhere - including a stop in Alaska with his buddy Josh Thompson in June.
Go behind the scenes and on the road with Randy to check it all out below!
After that, check out the official video for Randy's hit single, Runnin' Outta Moonlight below.
Check out where Randy will be next and how you can meet him at his official website!
|Posted by Administrator on May 31, 2013 at 12:40 PM||comments (0)|
Randy Houser's latest single, "Runnin' Outta Moonlight" is blazing up the charts! Director Wes Edwards utilized some pretty cool technology while filming and editing the song's official video, which he takes you through in this new "Making Of the Video." Check it out below!
Check out the end result in the official video below!
Randy's previous video, "How Country Feels" is up for Breakthrough Video of the Year at this year's CMT Music Awards. Fans can vote for the video here.