Following his triumphant return to Country radio with “What Whiskey Does,” powerhouse Randy Houser today announces his new full-length album, Magnolia, will be released November 2 via Stoney Creek Records and is available today for pre-order digitally. Also released today is “No Stone Unturned” a new song off the new album, and one of Randy’s personal favorites. Fans can get a live preview of Houser’s hotly-anticipated album as Houser also reveals details for his “Magnolia Tour,” which kicks off this October.
Magnolia marks a new era for Randy. Feeling impassionate about the music he was performing, the Mississippi native slowed things down to refocus on creating music. For nearly two years, Houser hunkered down in his good buddy and co-producer Keith Gattis’ studio in East Nashville to invest his energy into songwriting, concentrating on his guitar work and cultivating a rootsy and raw new sound that is un-polished yet authentically Houser—the end result of this musical exploration is Magnolia.
“This album was a total reset for me in every way possible. With the last album, I just didn’t have time to create, and it was obvious that it didn’t all come from my guts. Because of that, the music just didn’t feel as genuine,” said Houser. “When writing for this new project, I knew the production had to lean on songs and melodies, not a bunch of tricks and loops. That was the catalyst for album. So, for the past two years we’ve been focused on trying to find a unique sound and trying to best serve the songs.”
Having co-wrote every song on Magnolia (and playing lead guitar on many of the songs), Randy’s fingerprints can be found on every inch of the project. 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.
Tickets for the “Magnolia Tour” will go on sale Wednesday, August 29th at 10:00am local time on www.RandyHouser.com. Additional dates will be announced at a later date. Fans who purchase tickets to the “Magnolia Tour” will also receive a copy of the Magnolia album with every purchase (one redemption per transaction). See below for a current list of tour details.
- “No Stone Unturned” (Randy Houser, Dallas Davidson)
- “Our Hearts (feat. Lucie Silvas)” (Randy Houser, Kylie Sackley, Rob Hatch)
- “What Whiskey Does (feat. Hillary Lindsey)” (Randy Houser, Keith Gattis, Hillary Lindsey)
- “Whole Lotta Quit” (Randy Houser, Travis Meadows)
- “No Good Place to Cry” (Randy Houser, Gary Nicholson)
- “New Buzz” (Randy Houser, Keith Gattis, Jeff Trott)
- “Nothin’ On You” (Randy Houser, Jaren Johnston, Tony Lane)
- “What Leaving Looks Like” (Randy Houser, John Osborne, James Otto)
- “High Time” (Randy Houser, Brice Long)
- “Mama Don’t Know” (Randy Houser, Jaren Johnston, Tony Lane)
- “Running Man” (Randy Houser, Jeffrey Steele)
- “Evangeline” (Randy Houser, James Otto )
“MAGNOLIA TOUR” DATES
October 12—Porterville, CA—Eagle Mountain Casino
October 18—San Francisco, CA—The Fillmore
October 20—Las Cruces, NM—Las Cruces Country Music Festival
October 25—Mankato, MN—Verizon Wireless Center
October 26—Milwaukee, WI—The Rave Eagles Ballroom
November 8—Raleigh, NC—The Ritz
November 9—Atlanta, GA—Buckhead Theatre
November 16—Philadelphia, PA—SugarHouse Casino
December 11—Fortitude Valley QLD, AUS—The Tivoli
December 13—Darlinghurst NSW, AUS—Oxford Art Factory
December 14—Melbourne VIC, AUS— Corner Hotel
***Additional dates will be announced at a later date.