Randy Houser Awaits ‘Queen’ Reba’s Review
Randy Houser arrives in stores with his sophomore effort, 'They Call Me Cadillac,' this week, and he is hoping it gets the same positive reaction his debut album, 'Anything Goes,' received upon its release in 2008. Many artists cite the Mississippi native's debut as one of their favorite albums, including Reba McEntire, which still brings a smile to Randy's face to this day.
"It still kind of freaks me out. She's the queen, you know, and that was a real exciting thing to hear," the singer/songwriter tells The Boot. "The first time I saw [the quote] was in a magazine and it said, 'What are you listening to,' and it said, 'Lady Gaga, something else and me,' and I thought, 'Well, that's just strange.' [laughs] But it was cool and it was like a confirmation of some kind. I don't know how to explain it. I still blush when I think that she dug what I did, because she's somebody I grew up listening to, and hey, that's 'Fancy!' [laughs] What's weird about it is this album is pretty far removed from the first record, and I'm almost scared to send it to her. I'm going to write her a letter and send her one, and I'm like, 'Oh gosh, if she doesn't like this one, I don't know [what I'm going to do].' 'What are you not listening to? Randy Houser.'"
That is certainly not going to happen. In fact, Reba has already taken to her Twitter account to wish Randy good luck on the new album, tweeting: "@RandyHouser Can't wait to hear the new music!!!! I'm a huge fan!!!!"
More of his "huge fans" will be in attendance when Randy hits the stage in Springfield, Ill., on Thursday, September 24, as part of Gary Allan's Get off on the Pain tour.