25-Date Tour Begins in Philadelphia, PA on Friday, May 27
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.