was born and raised in Lake, Mississippi, where his love of music was apparent even as a young child.
started fronting bands when he was around 13 years old, and continued playing local gigs all the way through high school. While attending East Central Community College in Decatur, Mississippi, he realized playing music had its financial rewards as well, and he began working on his songwriting. He also formed 10lb. Biscuit, and the band was well received on the local circuit.
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, 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 Universal Records South. 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 Show Dog/Universal 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.