Randy Houser, James Otto Plot Their Vegas Adventures
As Music City descends upon Sin City in preparation for Sunday night's ACM Awards show, two of country music's hottest new artists are plotting what they'll do once they touch down in Las Vegas.
Randy Houser says that although he's been to Vegas four times, he's never seen 'Love,' the Cirque du Soleil extravaganza featuring the music of the Beatles, so that's on his agenda. But the first thing he plans to do is to seek his "fortune" at the slot machines.
"If I have an addiction out there, it'd probably be the 'Wheel of Fortune' slot," Houser tells Dial-Global. "I can go in the airport when I'm waiting for a flight ... it's like, why do I dig this one so much, you know? I mean, I'll play some black jack for a little bit or whatever, but it's that Wheel of Fortune slots that gets me."
James Otto, who received an ACM nomination for Top New Male Vocalist, tells Dial-Global he'll reconnect with friends and do some late-night celebrating, although he won't be in any hurry to get the party started.
"I don't see all my friends in Nashville in Nashville; I see them out on the road or at events like this. All these artists -- there's a lot of hob-knobbing and drinking and late nights. So the first thing I like to do the first night I get there is generally get a really good night's sleep and then wake up and run strong for the rest of the days that I'm there."
The 44th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards, hosted by Reba McEntire, will air live this Sunday at 8 PM ET on CBS.