Randy Houser: How Country Feels

Randy Houser
How Country Feels
(Stoney Creek)
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

Randy Houser
is a happy man, loving his life, his family and his career. Don’t just take our word for it though because the proof is in his new 15-track album, How Country Feels.

The disc kicks off with “Runnin’ Outta Moonlight,” capturing the emotions and feelings of young love. The deeper you get into the album, the more and more you realize what an underrated singer Randy Houser is. In an industry filled with great male vocalists, Houser holds his own and will gain even more respect for his talent with the new music.

The project is peppered with several feel-good love tunes such as “Growing Younger,” “Top of the World” and “Absolutely Nothing,” but has a balance of slower, more serious tracks including the Trent Willmon penned “The Singer” and “Let’s Not Let It,” a tune about not letting life getting the best of you.

Possibly the standout song on the album is “Power Of a Song” – a power ballad that will knock the listener off their feet as the lyrical content will hit home to anyone who has ever been moved by hearing a song that touches your heart. Houser nails the tune, singing with pure passion and emotion.

If each song on the album sounds like a hit, it’s because of the fact that you have a stellar singer belting out some solid tunes penned by some of Nashville’s top writers like Dallas Davidson, Rhett Akins, Ben Hayslip, Neil Thrasher, Wendell Mobley and Vicky McGehee, among others. It’s a winning combination

So if you’re an aspiring country music singer trying to be heard, here’s a bit of advice … pick up this album and study it. This is a project that was well produced, well written and extremely well sung by one of Nashville’s best voices around. This is the perfect example of what an album should sound like. Hats off to Randy Houser!