Often we think of the stardom and glamour that goes with being a country music star, but seldom do we think of the strain placed on an artist and his family.

One of the biggest downsides of being a country star has to be all the time separated from your family.  That's why Randy Houser plans to spend every minute he can with them over the holidays.

 He says, quote, "2013 has been a crazy year, and a busy year . . . and there's a lot of things I missed out on with my little boy and my wife.  And I think while I have a month off we're going to spend that together and play catch-up."

I hope that Randy and family enjoy every minute of their family time.