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Country Stars Join Darius Rucker For Sold-Out Concert In Nashville Benefitting St. Jude Children's Research Hospital On June 3

Posted by Administrator on May 31, 2013 at 11:20 AM Comments comments (0)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Thursday, May 30, 2013) - Luke Bryan, Sam Bush, John Cowan, Radney Foster, Randy Houser, Dustin Lynch and Justin Moore will join Platinum-selling Capitol Nashville recording artist Darius Rucker for his sold-out, fourth annual “Darius And Friends” benefit concert on Monday, June 3 at the Wildhorse Saloon in Nashville, Tenn. Proceeds from the event go directly to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

 “I always look forward to this event each year, and I’m so happy to have Luke, Sam, John, Randy, Dustin, Justin, and of course my hero, Radney, join me to help raise funds for St. Jude,” said Rucker. “A few years ago I visited the St. Jude campus in Memphis and instantly became a ‘true believer’ in everyone there and the work they do to help treat kids and cure disease. I am happy to help raise funds for such a worthwhile cause and thrilled that some of my friends can join me.

“Darius And Friends” has unofficially become a kickoff event for CMA Music Festival Week since it began four years ago. Through the years, artists including Rodney Atkins, Clint Black, Easton Corbin, Jamey Johnson, Kid Rock, Jerrod Niemann and Jake Owen have participated in the event. Since its inception, “Darius And Friends” has grown to include a charity auction and a celebrity golf tournament and has raised more than $225,000 for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

This year’s event is sponsored by Transitions® lenses and Visionworks®, including the “Darius And Friends” golf tournament to be held in Nashville on June 4. Celebrity golfers include Nashville Predator J.P. Dumont, country artists Jay DeMarcus (Rascal Flatts), Colt Ford, JT Hodges, Charles Kelley (Lady Antebellum), Dustin Lynch, Justin Moore, David Nail, Joe Don Rooney (Rascal Flatts), NASCAR Hall of Famer Darrell Waltrip and more.

Last week, Rucker released True Believers, his third straight No. 1 album debut on Billboard’s Top Country Albums chart. The recognition came the same week hit single “Wagon Wheel” landed in the No. 1 slot on both the Billboard and Mediabase Country Singles Charts. Rucker is currently in the midst of his True Believers Tour, performing across the nation throughout the summer.

For more information on “Darius And Friends,” tour dates and music updates, please visit

Check Out Randy Houser's New Video "Runnin' Outta Moonlight"

Posted by Administrator on May 13, 2013 at 11:25 AM Comments comments (0)

Randy Houser is taking his fans on a night ride via his brand new video for "Runnin' Outta Moonlight"! The video premiered exclusively on CMT, and CMT Pure on Friday. Watch it HERE!


The first ever to be shot inside a planetarium (filmed at Nashville's Sudekum Planetarium) the video features Randy and the band's performance with the night sky and full moon as the backdrop. Go inside the making of the video with Randy and director Wes Edwards HERE.


“‘Runnin’ Outta Moonlight’ was a last minute find for us,” says Houser on recording the track. “My buddy Dallas sent me the song the day before our last day in the studio. Wes then came in with such a great concept for the video with the planetarium and effects; I’m really proud of the way it all turned out.”


Randy's last hit, "How Country Feels", has also been nominated for Breakthrough Video of the Year at the 2013 CMT Music Awards. Fans can cast their votes for the video HERE

Lee Brice, Randy Houser & Jerrod Niemann Set To Triple Headline Final Night Of 5th Annual Country On The Beach Party

Posted by Administrator on March 5, 2013 at 9:45 PM Comments comments (0)

Photo: Rick Diamond, Getty Images

For the fifth year in a row, country music will come together on the scenic beaches of Key West, Fla. to benefit the music industry’s largest foundation that funds leukemia, cancer and AIDS research: the T.J. Martell Foundation. Long-time friends and songwriting buddies Lee Brice, Randy Houser and Jerrod Niemann will triple headline the final night of Country On The Beach, as super duo Montgomery Gentry hosts and GAC’s Headline Country’s Storme Warren emcees. Country music fans are invited to attend and get an up-close-and-personal experience with their favorite country stars as they let loose in one of Florida’s most popular vacation spots.  The benefit is scheduled for October 5-8, 2013 at the Reach Resort.  

"We call the growing gang of fans who attend our annual tropical reunions ‘the world's largest dysfunctional family,'” Warren states lightheartedly. “Now that we're adding Lee, Randy and Jerrod in to the mix, that family just got a whole lot more dysfunctional. The hits will be flying from the stage. I can't wait!”

Tickets are available here and proceeds from the weekend’s auctions and special excursions will benefit the foundation. Meet-and-greets with the artists will be available, and fans can expect a laid-back environment where a few ‘surprise’ off-the-cuff acoustic performances are never out of the ordinary.


To-date, the T.J. Martell Foundation has raised more than $250 million for research with the help of hundreds of volunteers and music industry professionals, which has been successfully leveraged into several billion dollars in order to support innovative medical research focused on finding cures and supporting early-stage research projects aimed at developing effective treatment. Find more information on the T.J. Martell Foundation here.

For more information about Country On The Beach, visit the official website,

Randy Houser Gifts A Live Goat To WSIX's "The Bobby Bones Show"

Posted by Administrator on March 2, 2013 at 11:15 AM Comments comments (0)

Like many around the world, the characters on WSIX's "The Bobby Bones Show" were talking about the YouTube video of screaming goats spliced in with Taylor Swift's "I Knew You Were Trouble" video. Country star Randy Houser, now knowing their affinity for goats and always a gracious guest, decided the best gift for the new morning crew was their very own live goat. Check out photos from his Friday, March 1 visit here.

The Bobby Bones show came up with their funny running ‘goat’ theme, and even mentioned they should have a goat as their mascot, so what's a better welcome gift then a baby goat named ‘Baby Bones’?” asks Houser jokingly.


All were good humored as they played with the show's new mascot and enjoyed some fresh goat milk while Houser treated the listeners to an acoustic performance of his No. 1 smash “How Country Feels.” Before leaving, Houser left the audience with his new single, "Runnin' Outta Moonlight” from his album that was just released in January, 'How Country Feels.'


For news, music, and more on Houser, please visit

Randy Houser Releases Lyric Video For 'Runnin' Outta Moonlight'

Posted by Administrator on February 28, 2013 at 1:05 AM Comments comments (0)

Randy Houser's brand new single 'Runnin' Outta Moonlight,' is at radio now. The single is the lead track off of Randy's new album, 'How Country Feels,' and the follow-up to Randy's first number one single.

Watch the official lyric video for 'Runnin' Outta Moonlight' HERE.

Randy Houser To Return To Stage After Being Hospitalized

Posted by Administrator on February 25, 2013 at 6:00 PM Comments comments (0)

Randy Houser willreturn to the stage after being hospitalized, which caused him to miss one show.

"Hey y'all I'm fine!! Just needed to slow down for a couple days. I'm in Pittsburgh and doing a show here tonight," Houser tweeted. "I really appreciate ur prayers and concerns. Thank U all sooo much."

Houser was forced to miss his show in Ogden, Utah on Wednesday after being admitted to the hospital. The Ogden show has been rescheduled for April 3rd.

The Salt Lake Tribune reports that Houser was taken to a local hospital, but not admitted on Tuesday night. His publicist told Country Weekly he was too sick to perform in Utah, adding that he'd played 20 dates in 25 days.

NBC Nightly News Features Darius Rucker, Randy Houser, & Musicians On Call

Posted by Administrator on February 17, 2013 at 1:30 AM Comments comments (0)

Photo:  Ebie McFarland

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, was the focus of the “Making a Difference” segment of NBC Nightly News yesterday with a "Web Extra" on the Nightly News tab of 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.  

Everyone could see the impact of music on the patients, their families and hospital staff when Darius Rucker and Randy Houser entered the hospital rooms to play a song just for them,” shares Musicians On Call Executive Director,  Dr. Leslie Faerstein.  “Musicians On Call goes to the bedsides of patients 41 times a week in six cities and delivers the healing power of music to those who need it most.” 

Rucker is gearing up for the summer release of his upcoming album, 'True Believers/, featuring his latest critically-acclaimed single, “Wagon Wheel.”  Entertainment Weekly calls the song “a rich, twangy romper with a decidedly sunny vibe,” while USA Today praises “Wagon Wheel” as a “sure-fire hit.”  “Wagon Wheel” follows his previously chart-topping hits “Don’t Think I Don’t Think About It,” “It Won’t Be Like This For Long,” “Alright,” “This,” and “Come Back Song.”  For more information on Rucker, please visit

Houser, who recently earned his first No. 1 and RIAA Gold-certified single with “How Country Feels,” is busy touring in support of his brand new album, 'How Country Feels', released Jan. 22, 2013 on Stoney Creek Records.  Associated Press heralded, 'How Country Feels' is “stuffed with country soul-inflected mid-tempo arrangements that highlight Houser’s rich voice,” and The Washington Post proclaims, “Houser’s back with How Country Feels, a buoyant, hook-filled outing that seems to have the Mississippi native angling for Nashville’s softer, feel-good center." Selling out shows nationwide, more information can be found online by visiting

Musicians On Call (MOC) was founded in 1999 with the mission of bringing live and recorded music to the bedsides of patients in healthcare facilities.  To date, its volunteers have played for over 350,000 people nationwide.  Musicians On Call continues its mission through room-to-room hospital performances by both local musicians and national celebrities as well as the CD Pharmacy Program. For more information, visit

 Photo:  Joe Howell

Tune-in Alert: Randy Houser To Appear on CONAN Tonight

Posted by Administrator on February 5, 2013 at 2:40 PM Comments comments (0)

Country music hit-maker Randy Houser, who MSN recently wrote is "hands down one of the best male vocalists in Nashville," will make his career debut on CONAN tonight at 11 p.m. EST/ 10 CST performing his No. 1 and Gold® certified smash hit, "How Country Feels," for the studio audience and fans nationwide. Tune in to TBS to watch.


Having recently celebrated the release of his third studio album, How Country Feels (Tuesday, Jan. 22), Houser will also be featured on NBC Nightly News' "Making a Difference" on Saturday, Feb. 9 and TODAY Show Weekend speaking with Lester Holt Sunday, Feb. 10 about the life-changing "Power of A Song," which just so happens to be the title and message of one of the critically-acclaimed songs on his new release.


Eager to hear Houser's powerhouse vocals before his national television appearance tonight? Listen to him wail now at Walmart Soundcheck .


For more information on Randy Houser, including a full list of tour dates including those on the Locked and Reloaded Tour with Miranda Lambert and Dierks Bentley, visit


Follow Houser on Facebook and Twitter @RandyHouser.

Randy Houser Caps Off Release Week With RIAA Gold Certified Single and Critical Acclaim

Posted by Administrator on January 31, 2013 at 4:35 PM Comments comments (0)

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.

Chris Talbott of the Associated Press writes How Country Feels is “stuffed with country soul-inflected mid-tempo arrangements that highlight Houser’s rich voice, there’s likely a few more hits among its 15 tracks." Rhapsody’s Linda Ryan adds, “How County Feels is a polished collection whose other gems include feel-good ‘Growin' Younger’ and frivolous charmer ‘Absolutely Nothing.’ But Houser's soulful voice shines brightest on the straight and sincere songs, like ‘The Singer,’ ‘Power of a Song’ and ‘Route 3 Box 250 D.’"

Annie Reuter, online reviewer for CBS New York, who attended his sold-out show in New York City at Mercury Lounge which was broadcast live on Sirius XM's "The Highway" notes, “Randy segued effortlessly from the high energy numbers to the slower ones but just because he got quieter didn’t mean the crowd ever would. No doubt excited for his show, fans screamed requests and compliments throughout his set. ‘You play like there’s 18,000 of us. We love it!’ one fan screamed.’”

Houser will make yet another national appearance on CONAN on Tuesday, February 5 at 11 p.m. EST / 10 p.m. CST, where he will perform "How Country Feels." Tune in to TBS to watch.

With a relentless tour schedule this year across the U.S., Houser will appear with Miranda Lambert and Dierks Bentley on the Locked and Reloaded Tour, A full list of tour dates can be found at

Follow Houser on Facebook and Twitter @RandyHouser.

CBS & ABC Welcome Randy Houser

Posted by Administrator on January 25, 2013 at 11:35 AM Comments comments (0)

It's day three of album promo in New York City for country star Randy Houser, and with his numerous media appearances and No. 1 hit being the first song ever played on NYC's new Nash FM 94.7, (the first country radio station to appear on the scene since 1996), the city's truly beginning to experience How Country Feels. Today, Houser sat down for an interview and performance on CBS' "Live From The Couch," as well as an in-depth chat with host Tanya Rivero on ABC News Now's "What's The Buzz."

In light of the recent exposure, Houser told CBS, "This year's starting off to be one of the busiest years ever." At ABC News Now he added, "We'll be doing a ton of touring this year as we try to grow into our success and get better at what we're doing. Things are taking off like a rocket and I'm just strapped in! It's really been a lot of fun."

CBS' "Live From The Couch" is Houser's second television appearance since yesterday's FOX & Friends performance which can be viewed here.

Tonight, Houser will perform a sold-out show at NYC's Mercury Lounge, and fans around the nation can tune in to Sirius XM's "The Highway" on Channel 59 at 10 p.m. EST, 9 p.m. CST to hear the show broadcast live.

For more on Randy Houser, visit