RANDY HOUSER KICKS OFF COUNTRY THROWDOWN TOUR WITH PERSONAL HERO, WILLIE NELSON, AND FRIENDS
Nashville, Tenn. (Tuesday, May 24, 2011) -- With a life-changing new single, “In God’s Time,” hitting the radio charts, country music artist Randy Houser is beginning to understand that everything truly does happen ‘in God’s time.’ An avid Willie Nelson fan since early childhood, he now gets to do something he never dreamed he would-- share the stage with his personal hero out on the renowned Country Throwdown Tour. The 25-date trek kicks off on Friday, May 27 in Philadelphia, PA and features a star-studded line-up of some of Randy’s personal friends and colleagues: Jamey Johnson, Lee Brice, Jack Ingram, Brantley Gilbert, Craig Campbell and more.
Known as the only country music tour of its kind in which multiple artists travel from one stop to the next together, The Country Throwdown Tour is certainly one Houser is especially looking forward to.
“When I think about how epic of an artist Willie Nelson is, and the ways in which he impacted our format to make it what it is today, it blows my mind that I get to perform with him out there. I don’t know what I did to deserve that!”
Called a “powerhouse, soulful performer” by Pollstar and a “crowd-pleaser” by The New York Times, Houser is known for the his bona fide heartfelt conviction in his live performances and self-penned songs; sure to always touch a chord with crowds.
“When I go out there and sing, I cannot half-ass it,” he says. “That’s just part of the way I grew up. You go at something, you want to sell it. When I’ve got something to say, especially in a song, I want you to get it, so I’m not one of those quiet singers. I can’t just lullaby you. I’m getting on it.”
And throwdown, is exactly what Houser plans to do. But somewhere in his set, room will be left for inspiring new single, “In God’s Time”—the song that has been demanded by fans nationwide since Randy performed it live at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, garnering a standing ovation and tearful applause during the ACM New Artist of the Year Special. The song, which is currently playing on country radio, tells his personal struggle to be patient and accept that God has a greater plan for him at work than what he has in mind.
“This is the kind of musical masterpiece [In God’s Time] that award shows love to showcase and give awards to and if “The House That Built Me” can sneak in and became a super smash hit while also making its singer (Miranda Lambert) a genuine superstar, here’s hoping that “In God’s Time” becomes Randy Houser’s star-making single,” wrote Roughstock. “It’s one of those songs that really makes you stop and think,” added 107.7 WGNA-FM’s Jake Thomas.
Randy looks forward to promoting the new single and hanging with his buddies out on the Throwdown Tour, but most of all he's looking forward to the music.
"Of course it's a dream to be out there with Willie and my close buddies like Jamey and Lee, but the thing that amazes me the most about this tour is the amount of talent on the entire tour - there is just so much good music to see, and nothing is exactly the same," said Houser.
UPCOMING RANDY HOUSER TOUR DATES
May 26- Showcase Live!- Foxborough, MA
May 27- The MANN- Philadelphia, PA (Country Throwdown Tour)
May 28- Meadowbrook US Cellular Pavillion- Gilford, NH (Country Throwdown Tour)
May 29- Champlain Valley Expo- Essex Junction, VT
May 30- Bank Stadium- York, PA
June 3- The Woods at Fontanel- Nashville, TN
June 4- North Shore Park at the Arkansas River- Little Rock, AR
June 5- Amp At The Wharf- Orange Beach, AL
June 9- Snowden Grove Amphitheatre- Southhaven, MS
June 10- Midway Exposition Center- Columbia, MO
June 11- World Shooting & Recreation Center- Sparta, IL
June 12- Coolray Field- Lawrenceville, GA
June 16- Rapids Jam- Roanoke Rapids, NC
June 17- Charter Amphitheater at Heritage Park- Simpsonville, SC
June 18- Regency Stadium- Waldorf, MD
June 19- World's Fair Park- Knoxville, TN
June 21- Red Rocks Amphitheatre- Denver, CO
June 23- Grandstand- Del Mar, CA
June 24- Citizens Business Bank Arena- Ontario, CA
June 25- Pozo Saloon- Pozo, CA
June 26- Coyote Springs Ranch- Cathey's Valley
June 30- Las Palmas Race Park- Mission, TX
July 1- Concrete Street Amphitheater- Corpus Christi, TX
July 2- Eufala Cove Amphitheater- Eufala, OK
July 3- Osage Creek Amphitheatre- Siloam Springs, AR
July 4- Billy Bob's- Fort Worth, TX
July 7-Hodag Country Festival- Rhinelander, WI
July 9-Altamont Faigrounds, Altamont, NY
July 15- Old Settler's Park- Rockton, IL
July 23- Denim & Diamonds for Columbus Hospice Organization- Columbus, GA