Randy C Moore

Randy Moore, world renowned Country/Americana music artist  has released his new album "LUFKIN"  featuring his  new Single “Big In Texas”.  Every song on the album displays the clever lyrical phrasing, outstanding musicianship and unique production that Randy is reputed for in his music.  "Lufkin"  has  listeners travel from Nashville with Randy back home to Texas, the place where he was raised and lives again.  Moore's songs about, fishing, love, dogs, and life weave a visual tapestry of thought,  emotion, heart and soul through the marriage of melody and lyrics. 

Born in Memphis, Tennessee but raised in Humble, Texas,   Randy’s father Buzz Moore was a jet fighter pilot for the U.S. Air Force.  The Air Force doctors had diagnosed Evelyn,  Randy's mother,  with a tumor and informed her that it had to be removed.  His father Buzz,  did not typically follow blindly advice and opted for a second opinion based on a  “gut feeling”.   The so called tumor just happened to end up  being Randy.

Randy entered the Humble Middle School talent show in 1972, with only a few months of guitar lessons under his belt,  a blue satin suit, and a song he played on three chords.  Randy took first place that night and the rush and thrill of being  a performer was birthed in him.  At 15 years of age he was making his own records becoming a Texas music artist and promoting his first records.  Assisted by Houston radio personality Arch Yancey (KNUZ),  Moore's  first singles received significant Texas radio airplay and  he became a regular feature of the world-famous Gilley’s. By the time he graduated high school, Randy was a guest star on WSM’s Grand Ole Opry hosted by Roy Acuff.  As Randy remembers, “Yep, there I was on stage with Mr. Roy, the Smoky Mountain Boys and the Opry staff band doin’ a hopped-up version of “Good Old Mountain Dew”.   What an incredible moment".

Moore attended Belmont University in Nashville for modern recording and song writing.  Randy was also cast  to play a lead role in a developing television series “Big Al’s Doggs”.  The premise of the show was based on a “60’s “high school Rock band.  At that time Randy had formed another band and was burning up the road with the Knott Brothers , and opening for  such notables as Hank William Jr., David Allen Coe, Johnny Paycheck, Amy Grant, Vince Gill, and Lee Ann Rimes.  

 

During the 1980’s and 1990’s Randy embarked on his songwriting career and was writing songs with Nashville’s best talents including Pat Bunch, Jessie Hunter, Restless Heart, Lone Star and the his legendary mentor, Carl Perkins.  “The first time I met Carl Perkins, he was walking across his backyard and the way he moved and his way of relating things reminded me of my dad, he had that West Tennessee, salt of the southern soil thing, just like dad… I felt right at home”  Moore remembers. 

In the late part of the 1990’s Randy focused more on his live performances and was voted Nashville’s best Artist and Songwriter by The Tennessean (Gannett News) and won The Songwriters Network International Award.   In October 2001, Randy was a feature artist on The Alliance of Neighbors (Red Bank, NJ) 9/11 Benefit Concert with Bruce Springsteen, Bon Jovi, Phoebe Snow, Joe Ely, and Smithereens. Randy performed with a backing band composed of Elvis Presley’s rhythm section.  “I sang some Carl Perkins songs with Elvis’ old band mates. It was time to let folks know that God cared for them in their darkest time of need…I hoped it was enough.”    The concert raised monies for the devastated families impacted by  9/11 and  Randy was granted the honorary Tennessee Volunteer Award by the Governor Of Tennessee for his contriution.  

No stranger to awards, Randy  also won The Arzuk Radio Male Indie Artist and Classic Indie Artist of 2016, LOZ Radio’s Top 5 Artists of 2016, FCR “My Kind Of Country” for The Best Album Releases of 2016, and Radio Medusa 1st place Christmas Song Of The Year (“Little Drummer Boy”).   Randy was featured in  The Southeastern Events Show, Jim Parker’s Songwriter Series, Old Time Radio of Lynchburg, TN, Knoxville Radio’s Blue Plate Special, and Nashville’s Viva NashVegas among others.

Randy Moore is not just an American talent, he is a global personality,  performing concerts on stages from Shanghai, China to Monaco, from Saudi Arabia to Canada.  Randy’s travels and life experiences  were documented and became much of the basis for his  album “Hwy 59”  which  garnered immediate accolades and captured the attention of hundreds of radio programmers worldwide.

 

Randy's newest album release, “Lufkin”, is produced by  Moore with Norbert Putman, as an executive in charge of production, Moore collaborates on two tracks with hit-makers Jessie Hunter (BMG Records), and David Lee(Jose Armadillo Music) while penning the other eight songs himself. “Big in Texas”, the Moore/Lee composition is the  hit leadoff single and the song “Back In The Day” is the Moore/Hunter contribution.   “Woman, Woman” is an open-letter love song while “I Sold A Lot Of Beer” is the country rocking so-long to Music City.   “Old Grey Dog” pays tribute to our four-legged forever friends and  “Daddy, I Wanna’ Go Fishing” is the timeless story of the father and son fishing buddies for life.   “Stars In Their Eyes” is Moore's  simple wish for all of the singer/songwriters still trying to make it, while  “He’s Just A Cowboy” pays tribute to the dying breed of real everyday ranch hands and cowboys.   “Day After Day” is a song relating to self-awareness, and “Devil For Hire” is the tale of the ruler of Hell and questions was it  just a business deal to help out The Almighty’s Plan?    “Lufkin” features some of the finest musicians including  Greg Morrow on drums and percussion, Norbert Putnam on electric Bass guitar, Troy Klontz on pedal steel and Moore is on guitar and piano as well as string arrangements.   
 

Randy is currently riding on the success of his new music while also hosting a worldwide radio show “Neon Music Country Legacy”.    

 

"Lufkin"  is a powerful reminder about the impact high quality Country music and the talents of artists such as Randy Moore can have with their, story telling style , topic substance and tremendous polish in the delivery of the best of Country music.  As Randy C. Moore himself notes, “I’ve been given a great gift…it’s a privilege and an opportunity to make people feel good by playing music for them. I consider myself beyond lucky to do that, day after day.”

 

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