Randy Houser has come a long way since first moving to Nashville. The "We Went" singer stopped by our ToC Nights studio and reminisced over his first days at Nashville's CMA Fest.

Back when Houser brought his dreams to Music City, he got his first taste of the annual summer concert extravaganza that is CMA Music Festival. He wasn't playing the festival yet, but he was dreaming of it.

“I remember even coming to the festival and looking down at the river stages and wasn’t even playing at the festival," he recalls. "That was right when I moved here, I remember watching Darryl Worley down on the river stages and thinking, ‘Man, one day I’m gonna get up there and play,’ and I’ve played there a few times.”

Houser's dreams came true, and eventually he got asked to play the festival. It started at side stages, and eventually he was playing LP Field.

“It’s really been an amazing thing. None of it has been quick. I’m actually very thankful at the things that have come along and the pace they moved at for me. It made me thankful for every little inch that I’ve got."

Houser's also thankful that his newest album, Fired Up, is out now. The 17-track album includes the single, "We Went."

Sam Alex is the host of Taste of Country Nights radio, a syndicated night show which airs on more than 60 Townsquare Media Group stations nationwide.

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