Nashville, Tenn. (Tuesday, February 22, 2011) – Modern music industry pros say the success of an artist lies in their ability to make a meaningful connection with fans. If that’s truly the case, country artist Randy Houser has nailed it. After a fervent outpouring of comments from fans via Facebook and Twitter commending his first live performance of self-penned ballad, “In God’s Time,” at the Ryman Auditorium in January, the 2011 ACM Top New Solo Vocalist Nominee witnessed how one song — and one compelling message — can make an unforgettable impact.
After incessant demand from fans for a high-quality, shareable version of the song, Randy went into the studio and filmed a new solo acoustic in-studio video capturing his performance of it. Fans can watch and share their comments about it now on his website, RandyHouser.com. On Friday, AOL’s The Boot hosted the world premiere of the new video, which later was featured on AOL Music’s homepage; and today, Houser’s label Show Dog-Universal Music announced they will release “In God’s Time” as Randy’s next single on country radio in coming months.
In response to the staggering affirmative feedback, Houser remains humbly hopeful the song will make a positive impact on people, if nothing else.
“This song was really a testament to what I’ve been going through last year– from wondering what was going on in my life, to asking when things would work out and I’d be happy. Even though I was having success as an artist, it still didn’t make me completely happy. Then it hit me. I realized God gave me the gift to do what I do for a living, and in order to be truly fulfilled, I needed to start using my gift to try and make some sort of positive impact,” Houser shared.
While going through that tumultuous time last year, he teamed up with co-writers Shane Minor and David Lee Murphy to bring those feelings to life lyrically.
“On that particular day Shane and I wrote another song in about two hours. We were just sitting there talking and I said, ‘So I have this idea,’ and I played the first chord and sang, ‘…In God’s Time.’ Then I said, ‘I think I’m supposed to write this song…do ya’ll want to stay?’ We all just looked at each other. David, who had been packing up his guitar to leave, unpacked it and the next thing we knew, the song just wrote itself,” he recalled.
Indifferent to whether or not the song makes its way up to the top of the country music charts, Houser simply hopes the song will inspire those who hear it.
“I hope ‘In God’s Time’ will touch people for different reasons– whether it’s spiritually or just personally. Nonetheless, I think people will understand what I was going through at the time I wrote it. I think everyone has little ‘miracles’ in their life that happen when they least expect them — and sometimes they’re what need to happen versus what we really want to happen,” he said.
“The song’s about helping myself and others to realize that things happen for a reason.” For more information on Randy Houser, visit RandyHouser.com.