Randy Houser Undeterred After Storm Shuts Down Festival, Sings Anyway
Bad weather couldn't keep Randy Houser from performing at the Toadlick Festival in Dothan, Ala., on Saturday (April 25). High winds and rain damaged the outdoor stage and much of the equipment, but Houser wasn't about to let his fans be disappointed. Rather than simply canceling the show, he worked with festival promoters to create a small PA system so he could play an acoustic set for the hardcore fans willing to brave the rainy weather.
Craig Campbell was also able to play before the inclement weather shut the operation down. Both performers gave new meaning to the old adage "the show must go on."
Local news station WTVY 4 reports that the festival was called off before several of the biggest names on the lineup were able to take the stage, including Ronnie Milsap, Sam Hunt and Alabama. However, the station adds, "there was a silver lining to the dark clouds: Randy Houser and Craig Campbell did perform acoustically for the crowd.”
Although many fans left early because of the weather, the ones who remained had a blast singing along with Houser. After the show, they tweeted their appreciation for the country star's willingness to play despite the weather.
@Uwantcountry writes, “Shout out to @RandyHouser for braving the weather @ToadlickMusic yesterday and making the fans happy!”
Houser's new single, "We Went," is out now. The song is the first preview of his upcoming studio album. The singer will continue to headline shows before joining Luke Bryan's Kick the Dust Up tour in May.
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