Houser relocated to Nashville, Tennessee in 2002, and landed a song publishing deal. One of his songs, "Honky Tonk Badonkadonk," became a big hit for Trace Adkins
in 2005, and he also wrote tunes for Justin Moore
, John Michael Montgomery
, Jessie James Decker
, and many more. Houser began concentrating more on the performing side of things and started playing more local gigs, which eventually led to a record deal with spotify:search:label%3A%22Universal+Records+South%22 . The label released his debut single, "Anything Goes," written by Brice Long and John Wayne Wiggins, in May of 2008, followed later in the year by a debut album, named for the first single. Thanks to the Top Ten country single "Boots On," the album performed well, peaking at 21 on the Billboard Country Albums chart, and Houser returned in 2010 with his second album, They Call Me Cadillac. The album peaked at eight on the Billboard Country Albums chart but none of the record's singles turned into hits, nor did the non-LP "I'm All About It."
After They Call Me Cadillac, Houser left spotify:search:label%3A%22Show+Dog%2FUniversal%22 and signed with Stoney Creek Records, releasing How Country Feels in January of 2013. The title track became a hit single that topped out at number one on the Country Airplay chart, and How Country Feels produced three more singles, "Runnin' Outta Moonlight," "Goodnight Kiss," and "Like a Cowboy," the latter peaking at number five on the Country Singles chart. In 2015, Houser toured extensively as Luke Bryan
's opening act and dropped a new single, "We Went," in anticipation of Fired Up, Houser's second album for Stoney Creek. Fired Up saw release in March 2016. ~ Steve Leggett, Rovi