05) Handshakes and Smiles (2:21) - Randall Franks
05) Handshakes and Smiles - Randall Franks (2:21)
Songwriter/Arranger: Rusty Goodman
Publisher and PRO: First Monday Music/ASCAP
Release: 1990 Handshakes and Smiles
Randall Franks: Vocals and Fiddle
Carol Lee Cooper and Dennis McCall: Harmony Vocals
Mark Wheeler: Acoustic Guitar
Jeff Easter: Harmonica and Piano
Lewis Phillips: Banjo
Travis Lewis: Acoustic Bass
Jesse McReynolds: Mandolin
Steve Easter: Dobro and Bass
"Handshakes and Smiles" was a Telly Award nominated music video from 1991, Franks performs the title song from his Top-20 Selling Release "Handshakes and Smiles."
The video of the song was filmed on the outdoor sets used by "In the Heat of the Night" in Covington, Ga. and at the Dahlonega Bluegrass Festival in Dahlonega, Ga. Among the notable actors and musicians appearing in the video are Alan Autry, David Hart, Jesse McReynolds, Travis Lewis, Pop Lewis, Lewis Phillips and Grady Spradley. Franks directed the video which was featured on Country and Gospel cable networks and countless news programs produced for NBC and CBS.
"The Happy Goodmans were a mainstay of my childhood soundtrack. This Rusty Goodman song attached itself to me when I heard Tennessee Ernie Ford sing it and I had to record it. I was greatly honored when Rusty called me to thank me for recording the song and letting me know he liked my version." Randall Franks