Randy Houser Kicks Off Country Throwdown Tour with Personal Hero, Willie Nelson, and Friends


Randy Houser peering over his right shoulder

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 JohnsonLee BriceJack IngramBrantley GilbertCraig 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.

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Randy Houser’s Footage of Tour Bus on Fire

Country Music Star’s Tour Bus Catches Fire

Randy Houser's Burned Out Bus

Nashville, Tenn.–(Wednesday, March 9, 2010)– Today began as a normal day-of-show for Randy Houser and his crew as they were preparing for their concert tonight with WIWF the Wolf in Isle of the Palms, SC; however this afternoon, things took a turn for the worse. At around 12:40 p.m. CT, the crew noticed flames emanating from the rear suite of the bus, causing thick black smoke to billow throughout the corridor and main cabin. Houser and all the band and crew members were safely evacuated, however all of their gear, clothing and personal belongings were lost.

In the midst of the chaos, Houser managed to take a video with his cell phone camera capturing the horrifying damage. Although shaken, he sent a message that ‘all are safe’ to his manager. He said, “Fire is out. Lost all my clothes. I’m pretty sad, but so thankful we all got off safely. That fire burned all through our home on wheels.”

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Nashville, TN (January 17, 2011) – One-by-one country music stars are taking off their cowboy boots and replacing them with army boots! The Boot Campaign was inspired by retired US Navy SEAL and author of the book Lone Survivor, Marcus Luttrell. The campaign is a way for Americans to give back and say thank you to our armed forces.

George Jones and Josh Turner Sporting Their Boots

Country music stars involved include: legends like George Jones, Oak Ridge Boys, Jan Howard, Mel Tillis, Lee Greenwood and Charlie Daniels, along with hit-makers Josh Turner, Phil Vassar, Joe Nichols, Randy Houser, Gretchen Wilson, Little Texas, Joe Diffie, Jamie O’Neal, Heidi Newfield, Justin Moore, Chuck Wicks, Colt Ford, Randy Rogers Band, Eli Young Band, Derek Sholl, Joey + Rory and Jack Ingram.

Charlie Daniels, who even chose the Boot Campaign to be a part of his annual charity event at the Nashville Palm said, “I’ve never seen anything quite as unique as the Boot Campaign, and I’ve seen a lot!”

Also on board are bluegrass artists The Grascals and The Roys, along with Texas sensations Cross Canadian Ragweed, Robert Earl Keen, Jason Boland, Aaron Watson, Mick and the Motorcars, Reckless Kelly, Wade Bowen, Kevin Fowler, Stoney LaRue, No Justice, Bleu Edmondson, and Granger Smith.

These celebrities along with the Boot Girls are helping to spread the organizations motto: “When They Come Back, We Give Back!” The campaign encourages Americans to purchase a pair of army combat boots to wear in support of our nation’s troops. Proceeds from the boot sales are donated to partner charities, including Luttrell’s Lone Survivor Foundation.