Randy Houser, "A Man Like Me"

88 Billboard Rating

Randy Houser's latest single from "They Call Me Cadillac" demonstrates why the singer draws praise from hardcore country fans and critics but often struggles at radio. The guitar-laden "A Man Like Me" abides by a classic style lacking on modern country radio, with Houser drenching his vocals in emotion during the verses and kicking up the pace at the chorus. Like previous single "Boots On," the song sees Houser coming into his own as a traditional songwriter by relying on steel guitar and fiddle instead of smooth pop production. However, with charming lyrics like, "Once you fall asleep, I'm gonna hit my hands and knees/ And thank God he made a woman love a man like me," "A Man Like Me" plays to the throwback country feel that connects with Houser's fans.

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