Patriarch, musician, producer, recording artist and Grammy-winning songwriter whose songs have been recorded by Emmylou Harris, Clay Walker, Patty Loveless, Reba McEntire and Marty Robbins, and the Dixie Chicks to name a few. Seven of Randy's songs have been No. 1 Country singles.
NUMBER 1 SONGS:
"Why Does It Have to Be Wrong or Right" and "A Tender Lie" recorded by Restless Heart;
"Nobody's Talking," "Even Now" and "Yet" with Exile and "Then What" recorded by Clay Walker.
MILLION-AIRS CLUB: (songs played more than 1 million times)
"Why Does It Have to Be Wrong or Right (two million)" "You Will" and "Then What."
"The Cheap Seats" by Alabama; "You Will" by Patti Loveless; "New Way Out" by Karen Brooks; "If That's What You're Thinking" by Karen Brooks; "Unconditional Love" by Glen Campbell; "She Can't Love You" by Boy Howdy; "Could It Be Love" by Jennifer Warnes; "Take Your Love Away" by Mary McGregor.
MORE SONGS RECORDED BY:
Dolly Parton, Linda Rondstadt, Emmy Lou Harris, Reba McEntire, Tanya Tucker, Kathy Mattea, Anne Murray, Oakridge Boys, Marty Robbins, Jerry Reed, Lee Greenwood, Delaney Bramlett, Mandy Barnett, Maura O'Connell, Ray Stevens, Cleve Francis, Maia Sharp, Edgar Winter, Brothers Phelps, Holly Dunn, Texas Tornadoes, John Conlee, The Moffatts, The Crickets, Blood Sweat and Tears, Kennedy Rose, Patti Page and Big Bird, Art Garfunkle, Dave Kinnoin, Don Henry, Kelly Fitzgerald, Exile, Dixie Chicks, Toby Beau, Ronnie Cox, Beres Hammond, Tim Foust.
The Horse Whisperer, The Apostle, Follow That Bird (Sesame Street Movie), Speechless, From Justin to Kelly.
Exile's Justice and Still Standing for Arista; Brooks and Sharp's That's Another Story for Mercury/Polygram; and Maia Sharp's Hardly Glamour and TinderBox for ARK 21. Musical arranger on all the Karen Brooks albums.
President of the board of directors of the National Academy of Songwriters for three years.