When it comes to Warner Music Nashville’s Randall King, he will be the first to tell you he can be ‘real hard to handle.’ In his brand new track “Baby Do,” co-written by King alongside Brandon Kinney and Brice Long, the modern traditionalist tips his hat to the lady who gets him best…and wants to (LISTEN HERE).
Whiskey Riff raved about “Baby Do,” stating “King just keeps bringing the heat with his new releases, and this latest one is no different.” The song follows the steel guitar-soaked track “Record High” (LISTEN HERE), released earlier this summer. Written by Rodney Clawson, John Pierce and Drake Milligan, “Record High” is a MusicRow DisCovery Award winner and brought the outlet to say “this dude is a for-real country singer, and this rhythm-happy Texas honky tonker stakes a for-real claim to stardom.” Rolling Stone also applauded the song, remarking “King sings it with delicious gusto, curling his voice around notes in impressive — but not flashy ways — and demonstrating why he’s a talented newcomer to watch.” The new tunes were produced by Bart Butler and Ryan Gore and showcase King’s timeless country sound.
The Texas native wrapped up 2020 with the release of his major-label debut EP Leanna (LISTEN HERE). Named after his late sister who passed last year, the EP reflects on King’s personal struggles of early life between depression and OCD, as well as the obstacles he faced after the unexpected loss of his sister. Leanna follows five standalone track releases, including fan favorites “Hey Cowgirl” and “Takin’ It As It Comes,” which have all contributed to his 85+ million global career streams. King is currently bringing his live show to honkytonks across the country – for a list of tour dates and more info on King, please visit https://www.randallkingmusic.com/.
One of country’s new crop of modern traditionalists, Warner Music Nashville artist Randall King has never lived outside the endless plains of West Texas – and his sound is steeped in their timeless beauty, both gritty and graceful at the same time. He grew up singing in the back of a ‘93 Chevy Suburban, mimicking the pure-country vocals of stars like Keith Whitley, George Strait, Alan Jackson and John Anderson and over the years became drawn to the electrifying energy of modern stars like Eric Church, Dierks Bentley and Jason Aldean. After years of hustling and a road-warrior’s diet of 150 shows each year, King produced and released the defiant 2016 EP, Another Bullet, then followed up with a 2018 self-titled album. Now produced by traditional torchbearers Bart Butler and Ryan Gore (Jon Pardi), King is bringing an organic, timeless sound to country’s mainstream – his brand-new tracks “Baby Do” and “Record High,” available everywhere now, hone in on the bright honky-tonk textures that feature willowy steel guitars, twangy melody riffs and a dynamic vocal. With over 85+ million career streams to his name and more new music on the horizon, King is looking to the anywhere-and-everywhere future with music that captures the essence of a Western poet who’s never been afraid to be himself.