Houser releases song snippets
Monday, August 9, 2010
– Randy Houser spent months in the studio recording his sophomore studio album, "They Call Me Cadillac," so when it came time to set a release date, Houser wanted to spread it out over a few months as well.
Houser and Show Dog-Universal Music will give fans a sneak peek starting this week. Snippets of Houser's record - beginning with Lowdown and Lonesome, They Call Me Cadillac and Addicted - will be made available on Aug. 10, upcoming single A Man Like Me and Will I Always Be This Way (available Aug. 17), and more. The songs will be at Houser's web site, RandyHouser.com, leading up to the release of "They Call Me Cadillac," which lands on shelves Sept. 21.
In addition to the weekly preview, Houser will share the origins of the tracks with the fans online with a first-hand look at the writing and recording process behind the 12-track self-penned album.
Sneak peek release dates are:
Aug. 10: Lowdown And Lonesome, They Call Me Cadillac and Addicted
Aug. 17: A Man Like Me and Will I Always Be This Way
Aug. 24: Out Here In The Country
Aug. 31: Here With Me
Sept. 7: Somewhere South of Memphis
Sept. 14: If I Could Buy Some Time and Lead Me Home
Best known for his hits Boots On and Anything Goes, Houser will be showcasing his catalog of crowd favorites and soon-to-be smashes on tour this fall with Gary Allan.
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