Anything Goes (Randy Houser album)

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Anything Goes
Studio album by
ReleasedNovember 18, 2008
GenreCountry
Length41:20
LabelUniversal South
Producer
Randy Houser chronology
Anything Goes
(2008)
They Call Me Cadillac
(2010)
Singles from Anything Goes
  1. "Anything Goes"
    Released: June 2, 2008
  2. "Boots On"
    Released: February 23, 2009
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic[1]
Engine 145[2]

Anything Goes is the debut studio album by American country music singer Randy Houser. It was released on November 18, 2008 via Universal South Records. The album's lead-off single, its title track, reached number 16 on the US Billboard Hot Country Songs chart. The second single, "Boots On", peaked at number 2. Houser co-wrote all but three of the songs on the album.

"Back to God" was later recorded by Reba McEntire for her 2017 album Sing It Now: Songs of Faith & Hope, from which it was released as the second single.

Track listing[edit]

No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Boots On"Randy Houser, Brandon Kinney2:51
2."Anything Goes"Brice Long, John Wiggins3:04
3."Wild Wild West"Angelo Petraglia, Daryl Burgess, Houser3:31
4."Back to God"Dallas Davidson, Houser5:14
5."Something Real"David Lee Murphy, Houser4:22
6."My Kind of Country"Davidson, Houser2:55
7."Strange"Chuck Jones, Chuck Cannon3:13
8."Lie"Reed Nielsen, Shane Minor, Houser4:11
9."Paycheck Man"Derek George, Danny Myrick, Houser3:04
10."How Many Times"Jon Randall, Al Anderson4:07
11."I'll Sleep"Minor, Myrick, Houser4:48

Personnel[edit]

Adapted from liner notes.[3]

  • Cliff Audretch III – background vocals (track 3)
  • David Angell – strings (tracks 4, 5)
  • Nick Buda – drums (tracks 6, 7)
  • John Catchings – strings (tracks 4, 5)
  • J. T. Corenfloselectric guitar (all tracks), baritone guitar (track 5)
  • Eric Darken – percussion (all tracks except 7 & 10)
  • David Davidson – strings (tracks 4, 5)
  • Stuart Duncanfiddle (track 11)
  • Kim Fleming – background vocals (tracks 2, 4)
  • Paul Franklinsteel guitar (all tracks except 6 & 7), dobro (track 11)
  • Vince Gill – background vocals (track 10)
  • Kenny Greenberg – electric guitar (tracks 8-11)
  • Vicki Hampton – background vocals (tracks 2, 4)
  • Wes Hightower – background vocals (all tracks except 6 & 10)
  • Randy Houserlead vocals (all tracks), acoustic guitar (tracks 6, 8, 9)
  • Stephen Lamb – copyist (tracks 4, 5)
  • B. James Lowry – acoustic guitar (tracks 1-5), gut string guitar (track 5)
  • Steve Mackey – bass guitar (tracks 6, 7)
  • Aaron Mason – background vocals (tracks 2, 4)
  • Kevin McKendreeWurlitzer electric piano (tracks 6, 7), Hammond B-3 organ (tracks 6, 7)
  • Rob McNelley – electric guitar (tracks 1-7)
  • Steve Nathan – piano (tracks 2, 4, 5, 8, 10, 11), Hammond B-3 organ (tracks 1, 3-5, 9)
  • Michael Rhodes – bass guitar (all tracks except 6 & 7)
  • Bryan Sutton – acoustic guitar (track 11)
  • Bruce Wallace – acoustic guitar (tracks 6, 7)
  • Kristin Wilkinson – string arrangements (tracks 4, 5), strings (tracks 4, 5)
  • John Willis – acoustic guitar (tracks 8-11)
  • Lonnie Wilson – drums (all tracks except 6 & 7)

Charts[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Erlewine, Stephen Thomas. "Anything Goes review". Allmusic. Retrieved January 15, 2010.
  2. ^ Vercher, Brady (November 20, 2008). "Anything Goes review". Engine 145. Archived from the original on December 18, 2008. Retrieved January 15, 2010.
  3. ^ Anything Goes (CD booklet). Randy Houser. Universal Records South. 2008. B0011699-02.{{cite AV media notes}}: CS1 maint: others in cite AV media (notes) (link)
  4. ^ "Randy Houser Chart History (Billboard 200)". Billboard. Retrieved December 19, 2020.
  5. ^ "Randy Houser Chart History (Top Country Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved December 19, 2020.
  6. ^ "Randy Houser Chart History (Heatseekers Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved December 19, 2020.
  7. ^ "Top Country Albums – Year-End 2009". Billboard. Retrieved December 19, 2020.