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Randy Houser, Cody Collins headline New Year's festivities at Atlanta country bars

Randy Houser
Randy Houser

Randy Houser and Lonestar’s Cody Collins highlight the New Year’s Eve festivities at metro Atlanta country bars, clubs and honky tonks when he headlines at Cowboys in Kennesaw on Friday night (8/28).

“Anything Goes” when Houser takes the stage with his “Boots On” at Wild Bill’s in Duluth….and we’re not just “whistling Dixie” Before those hits over the past year-plus, the Mississippi native was busy for years in Nashville as a songwriter. Before “Anything Goes” -- his first CD and a Billboard #1 album -- he was best known as a co-writer on the Trace Atkins hit, “Honky Tonk Badonkabonk”, with Jamey Johnson and Dallas Davidson. Tickets start at $20, ages 21 and up.

Meanwhile at Cowboy’s in Kennesaw, Collins returns with his band, Shoot the Messenger. Collins – who recently took over as Lonestar’s lead singer -- was “discovered” at Cowboys when he was fronted 151, Cowboys’ house band. Tickets are $12 for ages 21 and up, $15 for ages 18-20.

Also this holiday weekend you’ll find:

• Nashville songwriters Chris Wallin, Tony Arata and Aaron Barker at The Swallow at the Hollow in Roswell on New Year’s Eve. Tickets are $50.

• A weekend lineup of local bands and special events at Southern Comfort in Conley; Wild West Bar and Grill in Holly Springs; and Ozone Bar & Grill in Covington.

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