Looking to do something different for your Valentine this year? The Lucky Mule Saloon has a solid option. Buy your sweetheart tickets to see country star Randy Houser. Along with special guest Bri Bagwell, the ‘Boots On’ and ‘How Country Feels’ hit maker is making his way to Abilene to celebrate the February 14th holiday.
Cost: 21 and over $20.00 in advance save when you buy two*, 18+ welcome with ID for an additional $3
The Lucky Mule – $20.00, Buy 2 tickets for $35
Honda of Abilene – $20.00, Buy 2 tickets for $30
Date and Time
Thursday, February 14th. Doors open at 7:00pm
This show is presented by Honda of Abilene
Bri Bagwell grew up on a large animal farm in Las Cruces, N.M., with older twin brothers. Throughout her childhood, she performed alongside her musician brothers as part of the trio Bri Bagwell and the Band of Brothers in a specially-built music studio on the side of their farmhouse. Her musical influences include Miranda Lambert, Patty Griffin and Johnny Cash. You can check out our review of her CD, ‘Banned From Santa Fe’ here.
Here’s Bri Bagwell performing on the TV show ‘Texas Music Scene‘, hosted by Ray Benson:
Randy Houser is a man refreshed. “I don’t know how it happened, but everything in my life has started lining up,” says the Lake, Mississippi native. “I must have done somebody right in the past.”
Houser’s own past contains no shortage of achievement, including multiple nominations for ACM and CMA Awards, a #2 single in the form of “Boots On,” and songwriting credits for major names such as Trace Adkins, Justin Moore and Chris Young. In 2008—mere months after the release of his debut single, “Anything Goes”—Houser was even asked by David Letterman himself to appear on the Late Show. The singer’s first full-length, Anything Goes, came out later that year, followed in 2010 by They Call Me Cadillac.
“How Country Feels,” the sparkling first single from Houser’s Stoney Creek debut with producer Derek George, Houser’s been wanting to work with for a decade. “It was the obvious choice for a leadoff,” Houser says of “How Country Feels.” “It caught my ear the first time I heard it—like, ‘I wanna hear that again.’”
Other new tracks echo the single’s sunny self-assurance, including “We’re Just Growing Younger” and “Along for the Ride,” which Houser co-wrote with Zac Brown. “We were playing a festival and I just had this song rolling around in my head,” Houser remembers of the latter. “I stayed up till about 5 in the morning but then got stuck. So I called up Zac and we went on his bus and knocked it out of the park.”
As for the album’s sound, Houser says it’s shaping up as his most expansive outing yet, with more bells and whistles than he’s used in the past; it also showcases the remarkable voice that led Vince Gill to call Houser “one of the best in the new crop of country singer-songwriters” and caused his pal Jamey Johnson to say, “I watched a blind man jump to his feet and drop his crutches the first time he heard Randy Houser sing.
Still, the heart of the album—of Houser’s entire outlook right now—remains the story of a man who’s moved through darkness into light. “I feel like I’ve reached such a special moment,” he says, and it’s a true pleasure to hear him inside it.
Check out Randy Houser’s video for ‘How Country Feels’ here: