A GRAMMY, CMA, and ACM Award-winner, Jon Randall has seemingly done it all over his three-plus decades in the music business, working as a songwriter, guitarist, and critically acclaimed producer with some of the biggest names in country, bluegrass, and Americana. Now, 15 years after the release of his last solo album, Randall is returning to his roots and embracing the full spectrum of his artistry with his extraordinary new collection, Jon Randall.
Despite being written over a span of a decade, the record is a remarkably cohesive body of work, one that showcases Randall’s profound gifts for evocative storytelling and vivid scene setting. Recorded and co-produced with fellow GRAMMY-winner Brandon Bell (Zac Brown, The Highwomen), the album is both lovely and lonesome, beautiful and broken, a collection steeped in the endless horizons of the wide open Texas landscape and all the possibility and isolation that comes with it.
Born and raised in Dallas, Randall caught his first big break after moving to Nashville, where he was invited to join Emmylou Harris’s Nash Ramblers. In the years to come, he would go on to release a series of widely lauded solo records, produce for Dierks Bentley, Dwight Yoakam, Jack Ingram, Pat Green, and the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, among others, take home ACM and CMA Song of the Year honors, and write with and for the likes of Miranda Lambert, Maren Morris, Blake Shelton, Little Big Town, Guy Clark, Kenney Chesney, Reba McEntire, and countless more.