Randy Houser's Baby Has New Dad 'Growing Younger'
Randy Houser is currently juggling his two greatest loves: music and fatherhood. The singer-songwriter is on the road most weekends playing the latest Jägermeister Presents tour, and spending as much free time as he can with his 3-month-old son, West.
"He sleeps very well until he thinks that I might want to go to sleep," Randy tells The Boot with a laugh. "When he wakes up at 3:30-4 in the morning, and I go get him, that's our time by ourselves. I went and bought me a La-Z-Boy recliner, and I rock him. That time, when everyone else is asleep, and it's just me and my little man, that's the best time I've ever spent in my life. I just get to love on him. It, literally, is the best."
The Mississippi native has found a way to marry his top interests, though. "I make songs with him all night," Randy admits. "I sing little songs about West. 'West is the Best,' and all that kind of stuff. He's really starting to respond. He's really smiling a lot now. He's the stuff. I was home with him until he was about two months, trying to make a record. We've had a lot of good bonding time."
However, when it's comes time to make money, Randy isn't looking forward to having to say goodbye to West, and to his wife, Jessa. "I wish I could take him out on the road, I just can't right now," he says. "They would love to go and I would love to have them. There's 10 guys on a bus, and if you bring a baby on the bus, they'd really have to clean up their act or whatever. In other words, we need another bus. If I could get to a place, financially, where it makes sense to get my own bus, then I want them there. It's going to become important. It's important to me now, but I just can't afford it."