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Randy Howard Live

by Randy Howard

Outlaw country by the "Original Country Outlaw"....Randy Howard
Genre: Country: Outlaw Country
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1. Lose Weight
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2. My Drinking Problem
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3. If You See Kay
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4. All Likkered Up
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5. Seafood Platter
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6. A House and Car
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7. #2 Pencil
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8. I'm Gonna Find a Woman
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9. Big Blue Buick Blues
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10. BB Gun
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11. Wait 'til Mama Hears About This
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12. I Don't Know
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
Born and raised in Macon, GA, Randy Howard was centered around and influenced by all the great sounds created from this part of Georgia. The Southern rock movement, traditional country sounds as well as the old Southern gospel overtones can be heard through out Randy's work.

AS A RECORDING ARTIST, Randy has released seven albums and CD's, all of which have charted impressively in both national and international trade magazines. "Now & Then" and "Not Plugged In" on the Utopian label. "All American Redneck" on Warner Brothers, the self-titled "Randy Howard" on Atlantic, "Macon Music" on Hitsound (Europe), the new "Randy Howard Live" and "The Best of Randy Howard" compilation.



AS A WRITER, Randy's songs have been recorded by The Geezinslaw Brothers, Robin Lee and Hank Williams III, Hank's version of Randy's "I Don't Know" was a top forty hit in Billboard, and was #1 for five weeks on the Texas Music Chart. When Hank III sang it during his debut performance on The Grand Ole Opry, he received a standing ovation. On Hank III's newest CD "Straight To Hell", you will find Randy's "My Drinking Problem" as a featured song.
AS A PERFORMING ARTIST Randy has shared the stage with Willie Nelson, Hank Williams, Jr., Waylon Jennings, Charlie Daniels, Greg Allman and many others. He has appeared on "Nashville Now", "Entertainment Tonight" and featured on "Good Morning America" and in "USA Today". "All American Redneck, released on Warner Brothers Records in 1983, is still considered a cult/jukebox classic. Clint Eastwood, who is responsible for signing Randy to Warner Brothers, has commissioned, and owns the rights to a movie script based on the song.


Please contact Randy's estate at tdbd7@aol.com

Eulogy for RANDY HOWARD: “THE REAL DEAL”
May 09, 1950 - June 09, 2015 RIP

Randy Howard was a true country music original. His brand of “Outlaw Country” made him as exciting an artist as he was unpredictable. He was truly unique and what Kris Kristofferson would have labeled “a walking contradiction.” His songs were honest and edgy, but there was warmth and sincerity behind each line he sang.

Randall Lamar Howard was born on May 9, 1950 in Macon, Georgia. He worked in local clubs and appeared on the Buddy Knox TV series, before hosting his own show. He spent the seventies traveling back and forth between Macon and Nashville, emulating his musical heroes like Willie Nelson and Waylon Jennings, whom he eventually had the opportunity to perform alongside.

In 1976, Howard released his first album, Now and Then, on Utopian Records.
It featured one of his most popular compositions, “God Don’t Live In Nashville Tennessee,” detailing his struggle to make it as a songwriter and entertainer in Music City. It also included a solid cover of Kris Kristofferson’s “Smokey Put the Sweat on Me.” The album received positive reviews, although it did not chart.

During the mid-70s and early 80s Howard honed his musical skills playing at various clubs throughout Georgia. In Macon he performed at the Cottage, the Ramada Inn, Whiskey River and later at the Crazy Bull and AP’s Hidden Hideaway.

In 1983, Howard released his most successful LP, All-American Redneck, on Warner Bros., which included his first charting single and signature song, “All-American Redneck.” The self-penned song made the country charts and brought Howard a devoted Southern fan base. The album, produced by Paul Hornsby, whose credits include Charlie Daniels Band and Marshall Tucker band, made it to No. 41 on the country album chart. It showcased Howard’s songwriter skills with songs like “The Wedding Prayer,” Johnny Walker Home,” (co-written with Tracy Parker), and “I Don’t Know,” a song that Hank Williams III would record thirty years later.

Howard’s third album, Randy Howard, was released in 1988 on Atlantic Records, and included his cover of Johnny Cash’s “Ring Of Fire,” which reached No. 66 on the country singles chart. The album also included the single “I Make a Motion.” The album was produced by the late Nelson Larkin, who had produced hit singles and albums for Earl Thomas Conley, Toby Keith, Neal McCoy, and Billy Joe Royal, among many others. Larkin was as much a fan of Howard’s as anyone, and labeled him “The Real Deal,” because of his authenticity creating outlaw music and living the life he wrote and sang about.

In 2004 he released, The Best of Randy Howard, a compilation that featured some of his best-known songs, including “Rose in Paradise,” which Waylon Jennings covered after hearing Howard’s original version, and Billy Joe Shaver’s classic “I’ve Been to Georgia on a Fast Train.”

Howard continued to write and perform, and recently found a fan in Hank Williams III, who recorded Howard’s songs and invited him to open shows for him and perform alongside him. He was preparing to release a new album of inspirational songs before his passing on June 9, 2015 at the age of 65. Howard fought his demons for many years, often becoming discouraged by his inability to achieve major stardom. But his legacy remains in the honest and heartfelt songs he wrote, and the great music he was able to record and share with us for years to come.


A musical tribute to Randy was held at The Crazy Bull, Macon, GA on Sunday, July 19, 2015, 6:00 – 10:00PM.
All who appreciated his music were invited to attend.

John Alexander/Country Music Journalist

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Avoline Bloodworth

Randy Howard Live
I like Randy immensely, but this is not his best.
I would prefer something beside drinking songs.
But I know what Randy has to offer.
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Joshua Blake

Beer Drinking Sing-Alongs...
When you listen to "Randy Howard Live", you can't help but smile. Every song on this CD is an instant sing-along, and two highlights on the CD include "If You See Kay" & "Seafood Platter". "If You See Kay" will have you crossing your fingers in hopes that your next ex-wife is named "Kay", and "Seafood Platter" will give you a whole new view on your next dinner at Red Lobster.

If you enjoy live, outlaw country music, then you'll love "Randy Howard Live"; and if you don't, "If You See Kay"--YOU!
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Per Kristian Rodal

Great outlaw music
This is real live outlaw country! Unfortunately his albums are very hard to get, at least here i Norway.Anyway, Randy Howard is a great country singer, and a talented songwriter as well. Best tracks : "My Drinking Problem" and "I'm Gonna Find a Woman". To all fans of outlaw country: Don't miss this one!!
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