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Houser overcomes weather, barely

Monday, April 27, 2015 – High winds and rain couldn't hold Randy Houser back from performing at the Toadlick Festival in Dothan, Ala. on Saturday.

Although storms damaged the outdoor stage and much of the artists' equipment, Houser rigged up a small PA system so he could play an acoustic set for the fans who willing to brave the wet weather. Craig Campbell was the only other performer on the night's lineup who performed before the festival was forced to shut down.

The WWTVY web site reported, "the festival was cancelled before many of [the night's] headliner's could take the stage - including Ronnie Milsap, Sam Hunt and Alabama. There was a silver lining to the dark clouds: Randy Houser and Craig Campbell did perform acoustically for the crowd."

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