Randy Houser is starting off the new year with a bang. Or should I say banger? Randy recently released his new album Magnolia, inspired from the nickname of his home state Mississippi, on January 11th with Stoney Creek Records and BBR Music Group. Before his release, he gave his fans a sneak-peek by performing one of his favorite songs off the album, “No Stone Unturned” on Good Morning America. If you were up early enough, you could have seen him rocking the stage at 8 AM. You know what they say, the early bird catches the first hit single of the year.
In order to kick-off the highly anticipated release of Houser’s new album, he rounded up some of his pals and favorite collaborators and performed the entire album Monday night in Nashville. His Blue Room performance was accompanied by a variety of beloved artists including Jamey Johnson, Hillary Lindsey, Jessi Alexander, Jaren Johnston, and more. And he didn’t stop there. His next stop was Los Angeles where he performed at his iHeartCountry Album Release Party on Wednesday, January 9th. The party was hosted by one of Houser’s best pals, Big Bang Theory‘s Johnny Galecki, who was also seen playing the drums in “No Stone Unturned” during the show. The party later featured a conversation between Randy and Johnny along with live performances of songs off Magnolia and other previous hits. The show broadcasted across Mainstream Country station and on the digital station of iHeartCountry Radio on January 14th. If you missed it, don’t worry! You can still see highlights from the album release party on iHeartCountry’s YouTube channel here or even a few on Randy’s Instagram.
This album was created as a passion project where Houser’s mission was to make it his most authentic music project yet. Working on the album for almost two years, he spent his time in his backyard studio in East Nashville dedicated and devoting all of his energy into every detail whether it be the lyrics, artistry, or guitar work. The passion and hard work put into this project result in a purposeful, miry, and emotional original sound, accompanied by his soulful vocals that work to carry the compassion of the tones even further. Influence of his new sound stems from the combination of his native Mississippi blue-collar life and his recent period of life, producing a novel and pleasant vintage sound of Houser that you can hear all throughout Magnolia.
The album has already ranked in “Top Albums” in Australia as Randy takes to Instagram to show his love for his Australian fans posting, “Aussie, Aussie, Aussie!!! This is the coolest! Miss my Shoey friends and family! Number 1 all genres Australia! Unbelievable”
Magnolia TRACK LISTING:
- “No Stone Unturned” (Randy Houser, Dallas Davidson)
- “Our Hearts (feat. Lucie Silvas)” (Randy Houser, Kylie Sackley, Rob Hatch)
- “What Whiskey Does (feat. Hillary Lindsey)” (Randy Houser, Keith Gattis, Hillary Lindsey)
- “Whole Lotta Quit” (Randy Houser, Travis Meadows)
- “No Good Place to Cry” (Randy Houser, Gary Nicholson)
- “New Buzz” (Randy Houser, Keith Gattis, Jeff Trott)
- “Nothin’ On You” (Randy Houser, Jaren Johnston, Tony Lane)
- “What Leaving Looks Like” (Randy Houser, John Osborne, James Otto)
- “High Time” (Randy Houser, Brice Long)
- “Mama Don’t Know” (Randy Houser, Jaren Johnston, Tony Lane)
- “Running Man” (Randy Houser, Jeffrey Steele)
- “Evangeline” (Randy Houser, James Otto)
Houser is not stopping at the album, however, he also plans on creating a film of the same name Magnolia. With Houser serving as an executive producer for the project, the film will feature several live performances done by Houser himself. Several of the videos have already been released including, “No Stone Unturned”, “No Good Place to Cry”, and “What Whiskey Does”. You can find the trailer for the film project here. The films release date will be announced in a couple of weeks so be sure to keep an eye out for that gem!
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