I received a press release yesterday afternoon about Randy Houser’s new single! I can’t wait. You guys all know how much I love Randy’s music, so I’m anxious to hear the new single, “Whistlin’ Dixie,” which will debut on CMT.com tomorrow. This will be the first single from Randy’s second album, which will be released in the spring of 2010.
Here’s what the Press Release says about the new single:
Riding the success of his recent hit single "Boots On," from his acclaimed debut album ANYTHING GOES, Universal Records South’s Randy Houser is about to deliver new music with the groove drenched and attitude-fueled song "Whistlin’ Dixie". Written by Houser and Kim Trbble, the upcoming radio single debuts on CMT.com on Wednesday, October 7, 7:00a EDT/6:00a CDT–the day before he and longtime friend Jamey Johnson are in New York City to kick-off CMT ON TOUR 2009: JAMEY JOHNSON AND RANDY HOUSER, a coast-to-coast co-headlining tour. "Whistlin’ Dixie" impacts radio beginning November 2 and will appear on Houser’s follow-up album scheduled for release in the second quarter of 2010.
"We’re thrilled that CMT’s partnership with Randy Houser continues with the debut of "Whistlin’ Dixie". All of us have been supporters of Randy from day one and to premiere his next hit on CMT.com the day before he starts CMT On Tour showcases how strongly artists value our cross-platform promotional abilities," says Jay Frank, CMT’s Senior Vice President of Music Strategy.
"Why can’t everything that hits my desk be this good, or obvious? Randy sounds like he made a physic connection to Bocephus," Bill Black, Program Director for WKSJ in Mobile, Alabama adds. "Great song."
Houser has been a serious road warrior this past year in support of ANYTHING GOES, which introduced the accomplished songwriter as a talented artist and performer to country fans and radio programmers alike with the gripping, strikingly emotional title track, "Anything Goes." The Mississippi-born, soul-drenched country singer followed with "Boots On," which reached No. 2 on the country radio charts and helped win legions of new fans and position him as one of the next big artists to emerge in the genre.
Houser’s significant accomplishments as a newcomer have been recognized by his peers and the country music industry, recently earning New Artist and Video of the Year nominations for the 43rd Annual CMA Awards.
CMT ON TOUR 09: JAMEY JOHNSON AND RANDY HOUSER includes dates in New York City, Los Angeles, Las Vegas, and 27 other cities across the nation this fall. The eighth annual tour presented by CMT, previous tours have featured and helped to launch the careers of such superstars as Trace Adkins, Jason Aldean, Brad Paisley, Rascal Flatts, Sugarland and Keith Urban. Tickets in select markets are on sale now and available by visiting www.cmtspecialevents.com/cmtontour.
For additional information on Randy Houser, please visit www.randyhouser.com.
That’s all for today – appreciate the great press release. Love passing information like this on to you guys. Have a great Tuesday, and write real soon!