Randy Houser Talks Making Music for 10 Years, Hitting the Reset Button for His New Album, Releasing New Single “What Whiskey Does” & More

Randy Houser Talks Making Music for 10 Years, Hitting the Reset Button for His New Album, Releasing New Single “What Whiskey Does” & More

Jim Casey talks with Randy Houser about:

  • releasing his debut album 10 years ago
  • making a living doing what he loves
  • the catalyst for his new album, Magnolia, which drops on Nov. 2
  • hitting the reset button and simplifying things on the new album
  • co-writing all 12 tracks on the new album with a bevy songwriters, including Dallas Davidson, Hillary Lindsey, John Osborne, Jaren Johnston and more
  • the significance of the album’s title
  • co-producing the new album with Keith Gattis
  • writing and releasing the new single, “What Whiskey Does”
  • letting his voice shine throughout the album without overproduction
  • touring the West Coast
  • visiting Australia in December to spend time with his wife’s family

Participants:

  • Randy Houser
  • Jim Casey, NCD editor in chief

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Chris Young Earns 3 CMA Award Nominations

Chris Young Earns 3 CMA Award Nominations

Congrats to Chris Young who is a 3-time CMA Award nominee this year.

His song “Famous Friends”, which he sings with Kane Brown, racked up nominations in the categories of Single, Musical Event, and Video of the Year.

Talking about his nominations, Chris says “I was blown away by the fact that there were three award nominations for the song. I mean, there’s so much that’s gone into it and so many people that have fallen in love with it and supported it and, you know, just having a hit with your friend in the first place is great with a song like “Famous Friends” with my buddy Kane Brown, but then to be nominated for three different CMA Awards, including Single of the Year. It’s just incredible.”

Chris, Kane and all the other nominees will learn if they’re taking home trophies, when the 55th Annual CMA Awards are handed out in Nashville on Wednesday November 10 – broadcasted live on ABC.

Photo Credit: Jeff Johnson