Houser becomes a dad
Tuesday, March 6, 2012
– Randy Houser and wife, Jessa Lee Houser, welcomed their first child, a baby boy, into the world this morning.
Weighing in at 6 pounds, 11 ounces and 19 inches long, no name was announced. The couple married in a private ceremony in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic last year.
Houser is newly signed with Stoney Creek Records and will release a single to radio in May, off of his third album, which will hit stores later this year.
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