Randy Houser honored by CMA nomination
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Randy Houser honored by CMA nomination

Wednesday, September 9, 2009 – With his debut released earlier this year, Randy Houser was quite pleased with getting a CMA nomination for best new artist Wednesday.

"It's such an honor to be grouped with these other great New Artist nominees. Many of them are buddies of mine so it's going to be a fun party afterwards no matter who wins," says Houser. "To have your music and hard work acknowledged like this is pretty cool." The Music Video of the Year category recognized Houser's viral video-turned-music-video for smash, Boots On. "Drake's performance sold this video. This goes to prove that you can't go wrong with kids or puppies," Houser said of the kid who appeared in a YouTube video performing to the song. "If we can find a puppy to super impose real quick we'll win this thing."

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CD review - How Country Feels Despite a good track record of releasing quality music, Randy Houser hasn't become a consistent chart-topper yet. His new album, "How Country Feels," has already brought him one hit song with the title track, so perhaps a change of scenery (Houser is now on Stoney Creek) was what his career needed. Houser's last album, "They Call Me Cadillac," was a bluesy, varied album that unfortunately yielded no hits. This time around, he's gone for a much simpler ...

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