Randy Houser to headline 2019 fair concert

Randy Houser
Jackson Michelson

Country music fans are in for a special treat at the 2019 Boone County Fair concert on Saturday, July 6.
Top country recording artist Randy Houser will be featured, with special guest Jackson Michelson as the opening act.
Randy Houser
Randy Houser, has an inimitable voice described by the New York Times as “wholly different, thicker and more throbbing, a caldron bubbling over.”
Houser grew up in Mississippi and was fronting his own band by the age of 10. He began his career as a successful songwriter.
Houser has 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,” which was also his first number one hit as a songwriter.
Houser 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 number one to his catalogue with “We Went” from his 2016 album, Fired Up. His fifth studio album, Magnolia, will be his third album with current label home, Stoney Creek Records and marks a new era for Houser.
Listeners got their first taste of Houser’s rootsy new sound with the summer release of “What Whiskey Does,” which debuted at Country Radio as number one. Most Added and Rolling Stone immediately dubbed it “a classic tears-and-twang drinking song.”
Jackson Michelson
Special guest Jackson Michelson has played more than 150 shows over the past year. He has opened for Blake Shelton, Lady Antebellum and the Zac Brown Band, and visited radio stations in over 120 cities across the country.
Raised in Corvallis, OR, Michelson kicked off his country career on the west coast, carving out a sound that blended the rootsy twang of the American South with the sunny, feel-good spirit of the Pacific Coast. By the time he moved to Nashville, he’d already spent years on the road, playing in bands back at home.
It was then that he started writing music shaped by what he listened to and where he came from. Most of the “grunt work” was done on the road, where connecting with new fans along the way was his top priority. To Michelson ,those fans were everything. They were his muse, his support system and his champions.
Now, with a record deal under his belt, Michelson is prepping for the next phase of his career. There are new shows to play, new songs to be written and new opportunities to explore. But, he’s still the boy from Corvallis, happy to sing — a life he’s built himself, show by show, song by song — to an audience that continues to grow.
Concert tickets will go on sale starting Monday, Jan. 28, at 10 a.m. A limited number of pit tickets will be available, along with grandstand tickets, at http://www.boonecountyfairne.org
Boone County Ag Society members Dave Noble, Tom Hamling, Amanda Mogenson and Tina Henn will have tickets for sale, and tickets will also be available starting Jan. 28 at Boone County Veterinary Clinic in Albion.