Randy Houser sings with his Boots On
Thursday, February 5, 2009
– Randy Houser's new single, Boots On,
goes for adds on Feb. 23. "One of the things my dad told me as a kid...he'd say 'Son, make sure when you go out, you go out with your boots on.' Meaning basically if you're gonna' walk through this life, do it doin' what you love," Houser said in an interview with Country Weekly.
Houser also taped CMT's "Top 20 Countdown," airing beginning on Friday, Feb. 6 at 10 a.m. central. The segment also airs Saturday, Feb. 7 at 10 a.m. central, and Sunday, Feb. 8 at 10:30 a.m. central.
Houser kicked of the Jagermeister Country Tour with Pat Green last Saturday night at Wild Bill's in Duluth, Ga. "It was a real blast and a great way to get this tour underway," said Houser.
Upcoming dates for Houser are:
Feb. 6 Des Moines, IA
Feb. 9 Albany, NY
Feb. 11 Buffalo, NY
Feb. 13 Panama City, FL (with Gary Allan)
Feb. 14 Columbus, GA (with Gary Allan)
Feb. 19 Minneapolis (with Gary Allan)
Feb. 20 Chicago (with Pat Green)
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