Finding Love in 140 Characters: How Jessa Lee Houser and Randy Houser Met

photo from People Magazine

Ever thought that if you tweeted your favorite celebrity, musician, athlete, public figure that you might actually end up meeting them in real life, or maybe even falling in love, get married and making babies?

Well for Jessa Lee (Yantz) and Randy Houser, this is a true story.

Nearly 2 years ago I was in Nashville for the CMA Awards and attending that Broken Bow Records Label Party and had the chance to meet Jessa Lee Houser. We got to talking about Social Media, and she told me how her and Randy had actually met on Twitter.  At the time I didn’t have a blog or really any where to post it so I passed the info to my good buddy, CMChat Correspondent Dan Van Landingham because he was going to be interviewing Randy at an upcoming concert. Now that the CMChatLIVE website is up and rolling you can listen here:

“We did. We actually met on Twitter, yeah. She had messaged me.. had a tweet out there or something that she had loved one of the songs that was on my last record. And it was one of those songs that I had written that nobody had really paid much attention to. It was a song that I really loved, and it hit me that she had recognized that song and I sent a message back and I said, ‘Thank you for recognizing this particular song’ because it was one of my favorites. And she tweeted back, and we just started talking. That’s how it started.”

You can see Jessa Lee (and their son West) in Randy’s new video for “Goodnight Kiss” below

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Author: Jessica Northey

Everyone asks “what exactly do you do Jessica?” What some of my family members say, “she tweets for a living” is my favorite, but really the title that puts food on the table is “Social Media Influencer,” the definition sounds simple, someone who influences others through social media, but I consider myself a Citizen Journalist broadcasting and entertaining with news, thoughts, opinions, delivering information in my own unique way. Famous for my ‘sass wit and straight from the hip’ style I’ve always been called a “Social Media Pioneer” in the music industry. I’m also an On-Air/Online Broadcasting Host and Personality, Digital Media Strategist, Country and Music Blogger/Journalist as well as a Nationally recognized Speaker and Founder of Country Music Chat, News and Views Entertainment Website My favorite accomplishment is starting the largest Country Music Hashtag community in the world Country Music’s #CMChat. It all started with a hunch...back in the early 2000’s I would dial up the internet via AOL and join chat rooms whilst watching my favorite programs on TV. Loved watching Reality Shows with my Mom in Tucson, and blowing her mind with how I always knew who was going home on the Bachelor or Big Brother. Don’t think she ever caught on that I was talking to people via computer on the East Coast, where it had already aired. (We didn’t have the uber-spoiler Twitter or Facebook to ruin results and awards shows for us yet.) I’ve been taking over the internet, one tweet at a time and have accumulated over 3 Million followers/friends/fans across all my Social Media networks. Over the years I’ve been consistently ranked as an influential online personality and even named as a Forbes Top 50 Social Media Power Influencer. I was the first person Merle Haggard followed when he got on Twitter and spent the day with Garth Brooks at Twitter and Facebook when joined the social media world.

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