Randy Houser, 'How Country Feels' Is for City Folk, Too
he still listens like he's a teenager. When he is pitched songs, he doesn't allow the writers names to be put on the CD, so he's not influenced by who wrote a song, he just wants to hear a song. That's how he presented it to me."
As a songwriter, Randy's ridden the crest to the top of the charts with Trace Adkins recording "Honky Tonk Badonkadonk," which Randy wrote with Jamey Johnson and Dallas Davidson. However, despite reaching the second spot with his own "Boots On," the Mississippi native hasn't made it to the chart pinnacle as an artist, a milestone he hopes to achieve.
"There is a big difference between No. 1 and No. 2," he laments. "I don't care who wrote it. I'd love to one day have a No. 1 that I wrote, but if that ain't in the cards, whatever. My job is right now is to make the best music I can and try to get it to the people, whether it be something that I wrote or not. It's my job to be the best I can for the fans."
The song is still awaiting release, but the performer is already thinking about its visual representation, hoping to finalize plans for the music video this week.
"I'm going to meet with the director tomorrow (May 3) about what we're going to do," he reveals. "We've got some treatments in, and we're trying to figure out what we're going to do. The song dictates it. There are some cool things that are going to happen visually, not just in the storyline, but visually they're going to do some cool effects. What we have in mind are some things like a way of stepping across an imaginary line and you're in the country from the city, that kind of thing. Something different and cool. Something that's technologically based. A song like that, the storyline is exactly who that song is, so you've got to find a way to make it a