New Album and Full-Length Film "Magnolia"

Randy announced that along with the launch of his highly-anticipated new full-length album, Magnolia, the singer will release a film of the same name which embodies the sentiment of the album’s lyrics. The album, set to be released on January 11th, draws its name from the “Magnolia State” which inspired the homegrown, organic sound Randy has spent the last two years cultivating. The film will feature several live performances by Randy, including the lead single off the album, “What Whiskey Does,” which is currently Top 40 and climbing. See the trailer for Magnolia here.

Magnolia, (the film) is set in Randy s home state of Mississippi and follows two characters (Ana and Noah) in the midst of an intense relationship, marred by their personal lives. Centered around a small group of oil rig workers, the visual representation of the album mirrors the blue-collar sentiments of Houser’s Magnolia lyrics as the small Mississippi town provides the perfect backdrop to highlight his rootsy melodies and swampy guitar licks. In the film, Randy plays a local singer at the town dive, performing several songs off the album throughout the film.

“Magnolia tells my story but also tells the story of running away from something while not knowing exactly what you’re running to,” said Randy “As I got into the groove of creating this album, the story became so vivid in my mind that I realized it had to live through more than just a body of music and become a film. That’s exactly what we created... a film about running towards your truth.”

In creating the Magnolia album, Randy opted to slow things down and set up camp in his good buddy and co-producer Gattis’ studio to recalibrate and rediscover his passion. He spent nearly two years fully invested in his songwriting which resulted with Magnolia and a new sound that is un-polished yet authentically Randy.

“It's a stunning country vocal that feels effortless…. he's a dead-serious storyteller. When he leans into those talents as he does during "What Whiskey Does," he's without comparison.” - Taste of Country

“It’s Houser's lived-in voice – one of the best set of pipes this side of Chris Stapleton – that gives "What Whiskey Does" its tortured heart.” - Rolling Stone

Directed by Justin Nolan Key, an established music video and documentary director who has worked with Taylor Swift, Maren Morris and the Country Music Association, the film was authentically shot in the Gulf Coast of Mississippi.

“The music of Magnolia has so much character, I think this is such a unique idea to create an entire feature narrative film that brings the lyrics and lifestyle engrained within the lyrics to life,” said Key. “I’m incredibly grateful to Randy for giving me this opportunity and trusting me with this one-of-a-kind project.”

Houser will host several screenings of the film for select audiences leading up to his album launch. Magnolia (the album) will be released via Stoney Creek Records and is currently available for pre-order. Ahead of the album’s release, fans can enjoy album cuts "No Stone Unturned," “New Buzz,” “Mamma Don’t Know”and the album’s lead single “What Whiskey Does”, which debuted at Country Radio as #1 Most Added and Rolling Stone immediately dubbed "a classic tears-and-twang drinking song."


"No Stone Unturned" (Randy Houser, Dallas Davidson)
"Our Hearts (feat. Lucie Silvas)" (Randy Houser, Kylie Sackley, Rob Hatch)
"What Whiskey Does (feat. Hillary Lindsey)" (Randy Houser, Keith Gattis, Hillary Lindsey)
"Whole Lotta Quit" (Randy Houser, Travis Meadows)
"No Good Place to Cry" (Randy Houser, Gary Nicholson)
"New Buzz" (Randy Houser, Keith Gattis, Jeff Trott)
"Nothin' On You" (Randy Houser, Jaren Johnston, Tony Lane)
"What Leaving Looks Like" (Randy Houser, John Osborne, James Otto)
"High Time" (Randy Houser, Brice Long)
"Mamma Don't Know" (Randy Houser, Jaren Johnston, Tony Lane)
"Running Man" (Randy Houser, Jeffrey Steele)
"Evangeline" (Randy Houser, James Otto )

Randy Houser Live Dates

December 11 - Fortitude Valley QLD, AUS - The Tivoli
December 13 - Newtown, AUS - Enmore Theatre
December 14 - Melbourne VIC, AUS - Corner Hotel
December 16 - Melbourne VIC, AUS - The Forum