Filed under: Exclusive, SessionsRandy Houser
brought country to the big city a few weeks ago, performing his first No. 1 single, "How Country Feels," along with four other hits in AOL's New York City studios
. The singer-songwriter was still reeling from the success of the tune, which topped the charts in January, and was eager to share credit for its journey.
"I knew we had something pretty special with this song," Randy tells The Boot. "My friend, Neal Thrasher, was singing the songwriter's demo. Benny Brown, who is the president of my record label back in Nashville, he played me the song for our first round of cutting and that was one of the first songs he played me. I immediately, as soon as it got to the spot where it said, 'Hair down, hair down,' I went 'Yeah, we'll take that.'"See Randy perform "How Country Feels" for AOL Sessions below.