For Randy Houser, making the move to Nashville to pursue his dream of becoming a recording artist was nearly just that, a dream. It was not until he heard a particular song that made him realize he needed to pack his bags and head to Music City before real life got in the way.

"I almost got married one time," Randy reveals to The Boot. "I actually broke off an engagement when I decided to move here. It was strange. It was like I really had this path that I'd laid out for myself, and then you find that life begins taking over and you realize that you're about to give up your dreams to do something else. I think some people take that path and some don't."

"One day, I saw the video for Tammy Cochran's song 'Life Happened,' and tears just started rolling down my face," Randy explains. "I realized what I was [getting ready] to do. We would've never been happy, if I had gone ahead and gotten married and just stayed and did that. I would've always probably had some animosity towards her that she wouldn't have had any clue about. So, when I heard that [song], I said, 'OK, I've got to go do what I feel like I'm supposed to do.'"

While the pain of leaving someone he loved behind may have become overwhelming at times, Randy poured his heart and soul into his music, and is truly glad he did. "It sucked, it really did. But I think in the end, I made the decision I was supposed to make."

Randy, who recently released his second album 'They Call Me Cadillac,' will take his dream to the stage October 7 in Toledo, Ohio, as part of Gary Allan's 'Get Off on the Pain Tour.' Check out more of their tour dates here.

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