Single Review: Randy Houser - Runnin' Outta Moonlight
By: Alanna Conaway
There were some cries when critically-acclaimed singer/songwriter Randy Houser released "How Country Feels" to radio. Some were saying he was 'selling-out' for a hit but if that's the case, he's 'sold out' to the tune of a Gold-selling #1 single, both career milestones for the artist who always was more 'mainstream' than those crying foul would like to believe. it's a mainstream move that I really like for any station which keeps Randy Houser and his golden voice on their airwaves is worthy of listening to. A trend that is most certainly going to continue with "Running Outta Moonlight," Houser's sophomore single from How Country Feels.
In many ways "Runnin' Outta Moonlight" is the perfect sequel to "How Country Feels," as it finds Randy Houser taking that girl who didn't know about the charms of country life one step further with a party under the stars, it's an of the moment, spend time with one you love kind of love song, one that has a delicious up-tempo sing-a-long melody and a nicely written lyrical cadence permed expertly by Randy Houser.
"Running Outta Moonlight" excels at what it is, a radio-friendly up-tempo love song. It doesn't solve hunger or world peace but then again, it's not a 'sell-out' either. Randy Houser remains one of country's best vocalists and he connect on another winner, this one a single which should give the star his first consecutive Top 10 hits, perhaps even his first pair of Gold-selling #1 hits.