Country music star and 2011 ACM Top New Solo Vocalist nominee Randy Houser was looking forward to yesterday’s Super Bowl as much as any sports enthusiast, and this year, he can relate to the stress both teams feel about the big day. Houser is currently up against two other competitors in the fan-voted awards category and hoping that those fans watching at home will help him win the big title.
“My stepdad was totally into watching basketball, baseball, and football [on television], but the one time of year I would claim his TV was anytime the awards shows were on. Those were the biggest nights of my year,” says Mississippi native Houser. “These shows are very, very important for fans. This is the one night you get to see all your favorite singers and stars in one place, and we have a three hour long half-time show!”
Houser is best known for his hits “Anything Goes,” “Boots On,” and “Whistlin’ Dixie” that have landed him performance spots on Late Show with David Letterman, Good Morning America, Jimmy Kimmel Live! and more. He released the Top 10 charting record, They Call Me Cadillac, in September of 2010 to rave reviews and earned Top Album of the Year creds from Washington Post and The Boston Globe. Houser will soon join Willie Nelson, Jamey Johnson, Lee Brice, and more on the Country Throwdown Tour this year with dates running through summer 2011.
Of course, Houser watched the Packers and Steelers yesterday, but he didn’t try to pick a winner before the game. “When it comes to the Super Bowl, it’s just fun to watch athletes at that level compete,” he says. “I’m really excited for the upcoming ‘Country Music Super Bowl’ moments and hoping that fans come out to support our sport.” [End Press Release]
I think all of you know I’ve been a Randy Houser fan since … oh, I’d say after by the time I got to the third note of “Anything Goes.” I’ve seen Randy perform two acoustic shows and one with his full band, and I’m always ready to go see him again. So, let me add my two cents to this press release and remind you all that you are the ones who will pick the winner of award. I love the fan voted awards, where we all get to take part in picking our favorite.
Time to get ready for work. You guys have a great Monday. I’ll talk to you all soon – now get out there and VOTE!