Randy Houser Earns Third Consecutive No. 1 Hit
Randy Houser is definitely on a roll. The singer just earned his third consecutive No. 1 hit with ‘Goodnight Kiss,’ from his platinum-selling ‘How Country Feels’ album.
The success of ‘Goodnight Kiss’ is particularly sweet for Houser, because it also marks the first time he lands at the top of the charts as a songwriter. The Mississippi native co-wrote the single with Jason Sellers and Rob Hatch.
“I have been so blessed this past year to have such incredible success on country radio and have three No. 1s in a row,” he says. “But it’s especially cool to see ‘Goodnight Kiss’ up there this week and to have that recognition now as a songwriter, too.”
Houser, who has also written for several other artists — including penning Trace Adkins‘ 2005 hit, ‘Honky Tonk Badonkadonk’ with his good friends, Dallas Davidson and Jamey Johnson — admits that his writing has definitely changed since the birth of his son, West, in 2012.
“There’s certain things as a songwriter that I don’t really care to write about and there are certain things I won’t sing about anymore,” he tells The Boot. “There are just so many things that I probably thought was OK for me, or have been in the past, that I would never want my son to think was OK. You start checking yourself a little bit and that definitely has affected my songwriting. I’ll never be like sippy cup country or write about everything I do around the house. It’s not that kind of thing. I’m not Mr. Mom, but there’s just certain things I won’t say anymore.”
The singer co-wrote seven of the 15 songs on ‘How Country Feels.’ The album’s first two singles, both the title track and the follow-up single, ‘Runnin’ Outta Moonlight,’ also soared to the top of the charts.
Houser is currently on the road with Justin Moore, serving as the opening act on his Off the Beaten Path Tour, as well as performing several solo shows. He will also join Brad Paisley on tour later this summer. Keep track of his concert schedule here.
Download ‘How Country Feels’ here.