Along for the Ride
Label: Stoney Creek Records
Randy Houser hit a home run with his debut single "Boots On" back in 2008, but follow-up success had been elusive until the release of "How Country Feels." The song, built around a riff reminiscent of AC/DC's "Back in Black," is Houser's re-entry into the upper reaches of the charts and marks a highlight here. How County Feels is a polished collection whose other gems include feel-good "Growin' Younger" and frivolous charmer "Absolutely Nothing." But Houser's soulful voice shines brightest on the straight and sincere songs, like "The Singer," "Power of a Song" and "Route 3 Box 250 D."