“Houser imagines and inhabits a blue-collar, tortured soul character with some of the most expressive performances of his career” – NPR

“He’s in his element, and truly going for it” -NPR

Nashville, TN (January 4, 2019) – In advance of its January 11th release, Randy Houser‘s highly anticipated new album, Magnolia, is now available to stream in its entirety via NPR Music’s First Listen. Houser is set to perform his favorite song from the album, “No Stone Unturned” on Good Morning America on release day (1/11). Tune in Friday morning, to catch the first televised glimpse of Magnolia. Beginning Monday, January 4th Houser will be making appearances in Nashville, Los Angeles, New York City, Dallas, Houston, New York City (again) and Baltimore in support of the new album including performances on Sirius XM Play, iHeart Radio Theater and NASH FM.

This album marks a new era for Randy. Feeling impassionate, Houser opted to slow things down and set up camp in his good buddy and co-producer Gattis’ studio in East Nashville to recalibrate and rediscover his passion for creating music. He spent nearly two years fully invested in his songwriting which resulted in Magnolia and a new sound that is un-polished yet authentically Houser. NPR Music praised Magnolia, stating: “Houser imagines and inhabits a blue-collar, tortured soul character with some of the most expressive performances of his career.”

Magnolia has been my beacon of light and restored my spirit and my truth,” said Houser. “It’s also the most daring and honest piece of work I’ve made in my life.”

Houser’s fingerprints can be found on every inch of the project, having co-written every song on the album (and playing lead guitar on many of the songs). The album title is a nod to Houser’s roots growing up in “The Magnolia State” which was a large influence on the homegrown, organic sound showcased throughout the record-in addition to his new season of life. Despite the many changes, Randy’s thick, commanding vocals (that earned him four #1 hits, a slew of award nominations and critical acclaim), remain constant.

The album is available for pre-order now HERE. Fans can instantly enjoy album cuts “No Stone Unturned,” “New Buzz,” “Mamma Don’t Know” and the album’s lead single and Top 40 hit “What Whiskey Does“, which debuted at Country Radio as #1 Most Added and Rolling Stone immediately dubbed “a classic tears-and-twang drinking song.” Stream Magnolia HERE.

In conjunction with the album, Houser has also created a film of the same name which embodies the sentiment of the album’s lyrics. The film will feature several live performances by Houser himself (who also serves as executive producer for the project), including the lead single off the album, “What Whiskey Does.” See the trailer for Magnolia here. Additional details about the Mississippi-inspired film are forthcoming.

Houser has released several videos derived from the film in advance of its release, including the acoustic video for “No Good Place to Cry.” Additionally, the country powerhouse debuted the official music video for “No Stone Unturned” today. View it here.

For additional information, please visit www.randyhouser.com.

With an inimitable voice the New York Times describes as “wholly different, thicker and more throbbing, a caldron bubbling over,” Randy Houser racked up three consecutive No. 1 hits and more than four million in singles sales to date with his Stoney Creek Records album, How Country Feels. He topped the charts with the title track, “Runnin’ Outta Moonlight” and “Goodnight Kiss” (also his first No. 1 as a songwriter) and earned critical acclaim for his powerful delivery of the Top 5 smash and CMA Song of the Year-nominated “Like A Cowboy.” Houser added a fourth No. 1 to his catalogue with “We Went” from his 2016 album, Fired Up.

Twitter: @RandyHouser



About The Author Kris Engelhart

I am a small business owner, freelance writer, and part-time piano instructor in Charlotte, NC. My musical career started at the age of five when I was forced into taking piano lessons. I played flute in the school band and added the guitar as a young teen. There is nothing I would rather do than be at a live show. My first concert was Shaun Cassidy at the Memorial Auditorium in Buffalo in 1978. My top five live shows ever are: 1. Bruce Springsteen and the E-Street Band – Memorial Auditorium, Buffalo, NY 1984- They played for 3 ½ hours and it was awesome. 2. Carolina Rebellion- Metrolina Expo Grounds, Charlotte, NC, May, 2011 – The first ever Carolina Rebellion featured over 15 bands with Avenged Sevenfold headlining. Non-stop music for over 12 hours. 3. Chevelle- Food Lion Speed Street, Charlotte, NC, May, 2008 - The first time I ever saw Chevelle live and I was hooked! 4. Skillet with Red- Bojangle’s Coliseum, Charlotte, NC, April, 2010 – Skillet is one of my favorite bands and they totally kick it live. 5. 106.5 The End’s Weenie Roast #9- Verizon Wireless Amiptheater, Charlotte, NC , October, 2003- Featured Staind, Shinedown, Three Days Grace.