From the hometown of kid rock Aretha Franklin Josh Grogan and Hitsville USA in Detroit Michigan Randy Jack is a Nashville recording artist with an authentic country voice unique to his style. His current album One Of Those Nights is now available on iTunes, Amazon, CD Baby and anywhere music purchased . Randy’s next album is slated to be released summer of 2019. This Christmas watch for his single “Wrap Me In Your Love” which is already getting great reviews. You can follow him on Facebook, (Randy Jack Music Page ),Twitter, or CD Baby. Hundreds of people have become Randy Jack fans after hearing him sing and you will too!
Where are you from?
How long have you been making music?
Since I was old enough to talk
How many songs /albums have you released to date?
One Of Those nights is my second album, I have another album planned to be released in 2019 I Also have a Christmas single scheduled to be released this Christmas called “Wrap Me In Your Love” Thus far I have released 24 songs my next album will contain two songs which I wrote myself. I’m looking forward to their release.
Can you tell us about your latest release and the background and inspirations behind it?
My latest release is called “One Of Those Nights” it was recorded with Chip Martin in Nashville and released January 1, 2018. This is an independent album and we have a small team working on the release and so it’s been tedious but we are getting airplay and we’re reaching for bigger things. This is an album I believe in . The title song is a great song “One Of Those Nights” but there are some great sleepers this album that are getting a lot of attention. “I Ain’t Sober Yet”, “Grandmas Got A Lover”, and “Greener Than This” . Two of the songs were written by Chris valentine very talented Nashville writer. I did not write any of the songs on this album but I I believe in the work of the the writers who did.
How have you ended up in the music industry?
It was a natural progression for me to end up in the music industry it wasn’t long after I learn to talk that my my Aunt Patricia was teaching me how to sing. My Grandpa Sonny, bought a jukebox for me and put it in our living room so I could sing as much as I wanted . My Grandma Mary when I was four years old would take me to the local bars on a Sunday afternoon and I would get up with the country band and sing. Nobody believed in me as much as my Grandma. Many of these things continued as I grew and so it was a natural progression for me to continue this way of life.
What do you think of the music industry in 2018?
I think the music industry as a whole is very strong. However, as a true country music fan I am concerned about where the powers that be are taking country music. When I go to a country music concert and It feels like I’m at a rap concert , it’s a feeling of disbelief that we now consider this country rather than pop or rap which seems to be it’s true genre. Taking nothing away from these artists who are very talented and deserving of their success It seems like an awkward mixing bowl of genres. Stetsons and boots Are being replaced by white ball caps turned sideways and lots of gold bling around a neck and of course tattoos these days. The country purists know what I’m talking about
Who do you think the most influential artist?
I think it’s George Strait as the most influential artist. Taking nothing away from John Rich whom is very talented and has a great deal of respect in Nashville.
If you are around country music you know there are different types of influence people have and when George speaks people pay attention.
Who have you collaborated with so far in your career?
I have not yet collaborated with anyone I’m looking forward to that day so far all of my writing has been on my own. But that would certainly be a thrilling adventure.
How do you think you differ from other artists?
My style is based on the style of many traditional country artists. What do I mean by that? Over the years I’ve listened to some of the greats! So you take a little bit of Conway Twitty, a dab of Ronnie Dunn, A touch of Merle Haggard, a pinch of George Strait, 2 teaspoons of Brad Paisley, a quarter of a cup of Billy Crash Craddock mix it in a blender bake it for 30 minutes and outcomes Randy Jack! I hear their voices singing and feel all their styles when I sing. Please don’t take the hearing voices literally LOL
Tell us about the Independent artist CMA awards competition this year?
Well, yes As a member of the Michigan chapter of the CMAI which is the Country Music Association for Indie artists. I am currently competing for male vocalist of the year and entertainer of the year. The first round takes place in Springhill Florida hosted by the orange blossom country music Association independent. The finals will take place in Nashville in March where the winners of these awards will be decided.
Dead or alive, who would be your dream collaboration?
Well that is a tough question. If I had to choose one I believe I would go with Keith Whitley.
What was the first album you bought?
Man! Sorry, I don’t remember that . But looking back the first album that I remember being played over and over by my parents until I can look back to this day and see the red label on it was Johnny Cash
What’s your favourite song at the moment?
You pick any song by Reba McEntire and that’s my favorite!
If you had to sell your music collection tomorrow, what album would you leave in your draw?
If I had to choose one I can tell you that it would be a George Strait or Brad Paisley Album
What is your favourite saying?
Just because you like a song doesn’t always mean you’re the one who should sing it
What other hobbies or interests do you have?
I love football fishing movies concerts time with my friends and family writing music and my boat
Do you have any tattoos or piercings?
Tell us more about your upcoming project or this new project?
We are currently in song selection for my 2019 Nashville project. As I mentioned earlier this album is expected to have two songs that I wrote on it. If everything is ready in time the plan is to record in January 2019 and release late spring or early summer.
What’s in the pipeline after this project?
Getting in front of as many crowds of country music fans and singing my music for them in as many places as possible and of course getting as much airplay as possible
Thank you for your time and may you carry on making great, fresh music.
Thank you I appreciate the opportunity!