Oscar Houchins

Oscar Houchins

 Austin, Texas, USA
SoloCountryPop

Pop/Country/Rock (solo act)

Biography

As a writer, Oscar was signed out of Los Angeles to be ABC/Dunhill’s first staff writer in Nashville. Oscar has enjoyed having songs of his being recorded from the likes of Rita Coolidge to the Grammy Award winning band Wilco. Tipper Gore selected one of Oscar's songs, "If Your Willing," to be the theme song for Tennessee Voices for Children. As an artist, he found his first success with a band produced by Tommy James and the Shondells, known as "The Clique". "The Clique" had success on White Whale Records, including the 2 million selling record and smash hit, “Sugar On Sunday”, which went to Number One in many of the U.S. major markets and in Europe. The CD, “The Clique”, was re-released in Europe by Rivola, UK. "The Clique" was inducted into the Texas Music Hall of Fame in the Museum of the Gulf Coast, located in Port Arthur, Texas in January of 2008. Oscar was signed as a solo artist to Monument Records in Nashville, and released his version of the popular Ronnie Lane/Faces hit single, “How Come." As a musician, Oscar has enjoyed performing both on tour, in the studio, and sharing the stage with numerous recording artists including Tommy James and the Shondells, Grand Funk Railroad, the Guess Who, and Sonny James and the Southern Gentlemen. While serving as president of Steve Binder Productions Music Division in Los Angeles, Oscar co-produced portions of the “10th Anniversary Rolling Stone Television Special” with Jimmy Webb. Other television productions include the Songwriter’s Showcase shot at Rockefellers in Houston, Texas, and featured some of America’s top writers including Jeff Silbar, “Wind Beneath My Wings”. As Executive Director of the Texas Songwriting Association, Oscar organized songwriting panels and seminars for both BMI and ASCAP. He chartered several songwriting associations across the state of Texas under the auspices of the Nashville Songwriting Association International. Member CMA and voting member NARAS.

Lyrics

I Told you So

Written By: Delgado/Flores/Houchins

I told you so

I hate to say I told you so, when it's all so plain to see

They say their streets are paved with gold, Then turn around and rob you with the dream

So you think that lifes a fairytale, It's so easy to pretend.

Pack your bags your headed home again

Broken down with nothing left to spend

It's now wonder why, no one ever tries

just to lose out in the end- my friend

I hate to say I told you so again

I'm Country Music

Written By: Doug Summers,Oscar Houchins,Cindy Milton

“I’m Country Music”
By Oscar Houchins, Doug Summers, Cindy Milton

Verse: Hear me in a farmhouse, and in a mansion on a hill
And in some back room, or on a stage in Bakersfield
Some know me and write me
Some hear me and know how I feel
Verse: I am “The Opry”, and country music is my name
Listen to my songs and hear what the legends have to say
Their words and their music live on
And will not fade away
Chorus: I’m (We’re) “Country Music,” gather round
Come full circle on sacred ground
Songs and stories often told
Generations come and go
I’m “Country Music” grownup, but we’ll never grow old
Verse: Take me back to Austin, when the Armadillo was my home
Twin fiddles played my Western Swing down in San Antoine
From Fort Worth to Nashville, the Cowboy and his Song will carry on

Bridge: Hear me on the Airways
Down Lost and Lonesome highways
and Listen as the DJ plays my songs
Lyrics of old songs
Memories of days gone
While the Sound of Country Music
Takes you Home

House of Houchins, LLC
Lonestar Music Group ASCAP
1305 W. Oltorf St. Ste. 400. * Austin, Texas 78704
Phone: (512) 326-5258
Fax: (512) 479-0882
Email: ohouchins@hotmail.com

I'm Country Music

Written By: Doug Summers,Oscar Houchins,Cindy Milton

“I’m Country Music”
By Oscar Houchins, Doug Summers, Cindy Milton

Verse: Hear me in a farmhouse, and in a mansion on a hill
And in some back room, or on a stage in Bakersfield
Some know me and write me
Some hear me and know how I feel
Verse: I am “The Opry”, and country music is my name
Listen to my songs and hear what the legends have to say
Their words and their music live on
And will not fade away
Chorus: I’m (We’re) “Country Music,” gather round
Come full circle on sacred ground
Songs and stories often told
Generations come and go
I’m “Country Music” grownup, but we’ll never grow old
Verse: Take me back to Austin, when the Armadillo was my home
Twin fiddles played my Western Swing down in San Antoine
From Fort Worth to Nashville, the Cowboy and his Song will carry on

Bridge: Hear me on the Airways
Down Lost and Lonesome highways
and Listen as the DJ plays my songs
Lyrics of old songs
Memories of days gone
While the Sound of Country Music
Takes you Home

House of Houchins, LLC
Lonestar Music Group ASCAP
1305 W. Oltorf St. Ste. 400. * Austin, Texas 78704
Phone: (512) 326-5258
Fax: (512) 479-0882
Email: ohouchins@hotmail.com

If You're Willing

Written By: Oscar Houchins,Cindy Milton

Verse: It’s another stormy night in L.A.
Raining bullets start to fall
Broken homes and battered children
Battle lines on painted walls
Run-a-ways fill the homeless shelters
In the city of New York
Playgrounds are empty and so are the faces
People, where did we go wrong?

Chorus: If you’re willing
To take a wrong and make it right
If you’re willing
To make a little sacrifice
For a little love, for a little joy
For a little peace and happiness
For a little love, for a little joy
For God’s children around the world

Verse: Give the children back a life of freedom
It’s time we took a stand
Save them from the pain and violence
Give Love a chance
If there’s still some courage inside us
From our youth
We’ll embrace the children around us
With the truth

Bridge: Let’s teach the children it’s wrong to hate
Let’s teach the children it’s not too late

Discography

New album coming soon!

Set List

She's Got it Bad
Sunshine
Mistress of Misery
I Told You so
Inside Out
Ruby Red
Telescopic
It Just Ain't Right
Thats The Truth
A Note to Self

Our set can range from 30 minutes to 3 hours. We play originals but can also perform authentic covers from bands like Buffallo Springfield, The Beatles, Small Faces, The Who, Temptations, Rolling Stones, Steve Winwood and more.