No Good Place to Cry

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  • Randy Houser actually wrote this slow-burning blues ballad with Gary Nicholson back in the late 2000s but he felt it didn't fit musically on the albums he was recording at the time. However, it slots right in with the more rootsy sound of Magnolia.
  • Houser told Taste of Country that when he penned this song with Gary Nicholson, it was a dark time in his life. He'd just gone through a breakup and was drinking heavily as he tried to figure things out.

    Houser added that he'd "never named myself an alcoholic or anything like that," but drinking heavily was what many of the young artists did in Nashville at the time. "It was almost a contest to see who could perform the drunkest or something like that," he continued. "We had a good time, but that song was written in that time - there was a lot of questions."
  • Producer, songwriter and session guitarist Gary Nicholson has been writing and creating music since the 1970s and was inducted into the Texas Songwriter's Hall of Fame in 2011. His credits include "Fallin' and Flyin'," which was sung by Jeff Bridges in the Oscar-winning film Crazy Heart and Reba McEntire's 2010 single "When Love Gets A Hold of You."
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