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Randy Houser keeps marching with Boots On

Tuesday, March 2, 2010 – Randy Houser's Boots On video continues to have legs. The video was nominated for best video by the Academy of Country music.

"This is pretty cool to be acknowledged by the ACM's like this. Boots On was a big song for me, and the video was a big part of it. That video could have stood on its own as a YouTube phenomenon and it would have been awesome; I just got lucky enough that Drake was singing my song. To receive this much national recognition for it is more than I ever dreamed of."

In early 2009, 4-year-old Drake Dixon was filmed in the backseat of his nanny's car lip-syncing to Boots On, the second single from Houser's debut album "Anything Goes." Afterwards, Dixon's performance was sent to the record label, who in turn hired producer, Eric Welch, to script a video treatment to fit around his performance. The resulting video went on to garner a CMA Award Video of the Year nomination, as well as assist in catapulting the single to Top 5 chart status.

Houser will perform when ACM Lifting Lives and USO partner this year to bring a free, private concert to the service men and women of Nellis Air Force Base just outside of Las Vegas, Nevada on Saturday, April 17. He will join Montgomery Gentry for a performance for the base during the ACM "The Week Vegas Goes Country"weekend festivities.

Houser recently returned from his first-ever USO tour where he performed for troops at camps throughout the Persian Gulf region along with Jamey Johnson and Kellie Pickler. Houser is currently in the studio recording his forthcoming sophomore album, "They Call Me Cadillac," out released this year (Show Dog-Universal Music).

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Editorial: Walking the talk – When names like Hank Williams, Johnny Cash, Waylon and the Hag are invoked, you're talking hard core country. These are the touchstones of country , the guys who made country music what it was and still is (or maybe can be). When these folks would sing about being down-and-out and the rough-and-tumble, they knew of what they were singing about. Fast forward a few years to the country singers of today. »»»
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Concert Review: No sugarcoating, Welch dishes out an experience – Gillian Welch (accompanied, as always, by master guitarist David Rawlings), celebrated her "The Harrow & The Harvest" album with a powerful night of music. She apologized many times for the utter unhappiness expressed through this album's songs, admitting it's "not the most chipper album" at one point.... »»»
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