Randy Houser Talks Craft of Songwriting on NBC’s Weekend TODAY

Nashville, Tenn. (November 12, 2010) -- Recently honored at the BMI Awards for penning one of country’s “Top 50 Songs of the Year” with “Boots On,” Show Dog-Universal Music recording artist, Randy Houser will reveal his strategies of songwriting on NBC’s Weekend TODAY in an exclusive segment titled “Secrets of Songwriters.” Houser invites co-anchor Amy Robach inside the “Man Cave” at his Nashville home where he often writes to disclose how many of the songs on his current album They Call Me Cadillac came to fruition. “Sometimes I’ll be sitting on this couch and the words will come from out of nowhere and pop into my head…. I’ll grab a pen and paper and the lyrics will start coming almost faster than I can write,” Randy explains from the den of his Nashville home. “Other times I’ll draw blanks and leave a song incomplete and not pick it up again until I’m inspired by someone’s story I hear out on the road.” In this behind-the-scenes intimate interview, viewers will discover the motivation and mental element of Houser as a songwriter-- from the moment an idea is born, to the day it is tracked in the studio. He will uncover stories of personal revelation in new single, “A Man Like Me,” and show how others often inspire his writing like in the song “Here With Me,” an emotional ballad completed after an encounter he had with military personnel while performing on a USO Tour in early 2010. For a portion of the segment, album producer Cliff Audretch III will join Houser to provide insight on how to capture the sound and feel of a song as it is originally envisioned with musical instruments and other special effects. NBC’s Weekend TODAY will air “Secrets of Songwriters” on Saturday, November 13 in the 8:00 AM ET hour of the broadcast. For more information on Randy Houser, please visit www.randyhouser.com