randy houser getty images rick diamond The One Song That Strikes Fear Into Randy Houser

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For most singers in America, there is one song out there that while it is a privilege to be asked to sing the song live, it still strikes fear in the hearts of those that sing it.  The song is none other than the Star Spangled Banner.  [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Randy Houser[/lastfm] know all about having to sing the song and how it makes him feel.

[lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Randy Houser[/lastfm] knows all about singing songs live including our National Anthem.  Randy says singing the song is the easy part, it is remembering the lyrics that scares him:

“There’s such a delay from the time you sing it to the time you hear it on the speakers,” Randy tells the Cincinnati Citybeat about his recent performance of the song at a Tennessee Titans game. “It is like a second. It kind of freaked me out. Singing it is the easiest part. Remembering the words to it is a completely different thing. It’s just because you think about that one so hard whenever you go out there, you don’t want to screw it up. It’s not like you’re on auto-pilot. You always think you’re gonna mess up the words.”

“There was a Kansas City Chiefs game my buddy Mike Eli sang at with his band and he forgot the words to the Anthem. It was pretty bad. But they don’t understand how nerve-wracking that one particular song is to sing because you don’t want to screw it up so bad and that’s why people do.


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