Randy Houser Drops In On GAC’s Top 20


Randy Houser photo courtesy of Universal Records South.

Oct. 31, 2008 — Randy Houser’s career is suddenly being marked by surprises, and he’ll appear in a not-so-surprising guest stint with host Nan Kelley this week on GAC’s Top 20 Country Countdown.

Randy’s visit is no surprise because his single "Anything Goes" has become one of the strongest releases by a current newcomer in country music, ranked at No. 21 on the Country Aircheck singles chart. But the song’s creative strength has fueled some of the unexpected moments Randy’s experienced of late. First, David Letterman heard it on a satellite radio station and immediately invited Randy to appear on his late-night talk show — almost unheard of for a country artist on his first single. A second surprise occurred this week, when Randy was asked to be a last-minute replacement for Ronnie Milsap during the induction ceremony in Nashville for the Musicians Hall of Fame. Randy accepted the invite and did a stellar job on the Charlie Rich classic "Behind Closed Doors."

Top 20 Country Countdown counts down the week's top country videos from No. 20 to No. 1 as voted by viewers on each week on GACTV.com. A new countdown premieres every Friday at 8 p.m. ET on GAC and airs again Saturdays at 10 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. ET; Sundays at 1 p.m. ET; and Mondays at 10 a.m. ET. Viewers can vote for their favorite videos, as well as purchase Top 20 artists' albums and ringtones at GACTV.com.


1. Kellie Pickler "Don’t You Know You’re Beautiful"
2. Carrie Underwood "Just A Dream"
3. Blake Shelton "She Wouldn’t Be Gone"
4. Trace Adkins "Muddy Water"
5. Lady Antebellum "Lookin’ For A Good Time"
6. Taylor Swift "Love Story"
7. Miranda Lambert "More Like Her"
8. George Strait "Troubadour"
9. Little Big Town "Fine Line"
10. Darius Rucker "Don’t Think I Don’t Think About It"
11. Sugarland "Already Gone"
12. Patty Loveless "Crazy Arms"
13. Luke Bryan "Country Man"
14. Keith Urban "You Look Good In My Shirt"
15. Brad Paisley "Waitin’ On A Woman"
16. Jimmy Wayne "Do You Believe Me Now"
17. Whitney Duncan "When I Said I Would"
18. Keith Anderson "I Still Miss You"
19. Heidi Newfield "Johnny And June"
20. Billy Currington "Don’t"