Randy Houser - They Call
By Connie Breeden - CSO Staff Journalist
Photos by: Danny Clinch
Houser is the half hippie, half redneck, son of the south,
he sings about in the song "Whistling Dixie." If your not
from the south, his alluring voice, playful demeanor, and
let's rock attitude, will have you wishing you were.
This native of Mississippi is sure to have another hit on
his hands with "They Call Me Cadillac." This is one
of those songs you just can't listen to once. I found myself
hitting repeat at least a half a dozen times.
If you enjoy a good waltz, then your sure to like my
favorite from this album, "If I Could Buy Me Some Time."
Lately the worlds spinning way to fast / the bad's
catchin' on / and the good times don't last / somehow it
seems like / we've all left livin' behind / oh but I'd never
die / if I could buy me some time.
As I listened to "Lead Me Home," I really was. I found
myself sitting right beside my Mom in the second pew from
the front. By the end of this song, I was uplifted,
invigorated, and ready to tackle the world. After all, I now
had God on my side.
Much to my delight Lee Ann Womack joins Houser on the
cleverly written, "I'm Addicted." This was a track I could
easily relate to since my addiction to the talented Ms.
Womack began the first time I heard "Never Again, Again."
Perhaps there should be a warning label on this track.
Houser and Womack are a dynamic combination; one that could
easily cause you to become addicted.
Like every great singer/songwriter, Houser gives us just a
glimpse into his own life as he sings "Low Down and
Lonesome," "A Man Like Me," "Will I Always Be This Way,"
"Out Here in the Country," "Here With Me," but most
revealing just might be "Somewhere South of Memphis"
"Where cotton grows / from the Mississippi mud / and the
blues runs deep in your blood / I love this land / With God
as my witness / I'll live and die / Somewhere south of