There’s Randy Houser in that picture. This kid keeps proving that he’s not only an awesome talent, but he has a very big heart. You all remember me telling you that Randy was part of our Relay For Life Concert for a Cure, here in Unicoi County, Tenn. For Randy, his work for charities didn’t start or end with that concert. (L to R: Chuck Cannon, Danielle Peck, Randy Houser, Chad Warrix, and James Slater, Photo Courtesy of Fundamental Management)
Randy helped new temporary guitar player and good friend, Chad Warrix, last month at a Nashville fundraiser that brought in over $25,000 for Franklin Road Academy.
The event was held at Puckett’s Grocery and Restaurant in Franklin, TN and, in addition to Randy, featured performances by artists/songwriters such as Chuck Cannon (“I Love the Way You Love Me,” “How Do You Like Me Now,” and “American Soldier”), Danielle Peck (“Findin’ A Good Man” and “I Don’t”), Grammy-nominated James Slater (“In My Daughter’s Eyes” and “High Cost of Living”), alongside host Warrix.
Back in December, Randy and his good friend, Jamey Johnson headlined a sold-out benefit concert for the Nashville Rescue Mission at the Wildhorse Saloon, presented by The Big 98 WSIX radio station. In August he was part of the Buds-n-Suds benefit show with James Otto. This outdoor benefit was for the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America, and included a silent auction. Randy and Jamey were also part of the WSIX Parade of Pennies Benefit Concert raising money for the Nashville Rescue Mission. Randy was also involved in the Opry Trust Fund benefit show this year.
Somehow, even with all the shows he is playing to help others, Randy has still found time to work on his second album, “They Call Me Cadillac,” which is due out this summer. He keeps bus with shows, and his “Boots On” video is nominated for “Video of the Year” at this year’s ACM awards. He’s the one I always say has got one of the best voices in country music. And with all that said – there’s one more thing I like about Randy Houser. He’s still “guy next door” – open, honest, and easy to talk to. From the first time I met him, it was just easy to ask him things, and to listen to him answer.
That’s all for this morning. Thanks again for all the positive feedback I’ve been getting about the new site design. I’m having a lot of fun with it, and am really glad you all like it. Write when you can – have a great Thursday, and keep warm. It’s not springtime yet!