Randy Houser, who hails from Lake, Mississippi, doesn't just talk a big game about being country, he is country. "In country music, you definitely want to write about something real. When you come from [places like Lake], they're real people. You have a lot of time to sit around and think about life and figure out what's going on. A lot of times, we celebrate that we are country people." And, when Houser was growing up, there was no question about his future. He shares, "I've always been a singer, always been a songwriter. It wasn't really a choice, you know? I didn't make a conscious choice to be one or the other. I wrote songs out of necessity, because I wanted to say what I wanted to say."