Randall Franks - Music Page
  • Back Up and Push (2:51) - Randall Franks with Bill Monroe (Featured Track)
  • Chicken Addiction (2:55) - Randall Franks (Featured Comedy Track)
  • In the Garden (4:06) - Randall Franks
  • Is There More to Life Than This? (3:52) - Randall Franks and David Davis
  • Meeting in the Air (2:30) - Randall Franks
  • Leaning on the Everlasting Arms (2:57) - Randall Franks with Lewis Phillips, Travis Lewis
  • Amazing Grace (3:40) - Randall Franks with Raymond Fairchild
  • Golden Slippers (3:27) - Randall Franks and Hall of Famer Chubby Wise
  • Mean Joe Blake (2:24) - Randall Franks with Jim and Jesse McReynolds
  • Come Go With Me (2:36) - Randall Franks with Gary Waldrep
  • I'm on My Way Back to the Old Home (2:23) - Randall Franks
  • Little Liza Jane (3:13) - Randall Franks and his Cornhuskers String Band
  • Craven's Reel (1:57) - Randall Franks
  • The Old Black Fiddle (4:29) - Randall Franks and the Georgia Mafia Bluegrass Band
  • Blue Ridge (2:30) - Randall Franks
  • Back Up and Push (2:51) - Randall Franks with Bill Monroe (Featured Track)
    Genre: Bluegrass
    MP3 (02:51) [6.52 MB]
  • Chicken Addiction (2:55) - Randall Franks (Featured Comedy Track)
    Genre: Comedy
    MP3 (02:55) [6.66 MB]
  • In the Garden (4:06) - Randall Franks
    Genre: Southern Gospel
    MP3 (04:06) [9.38 MB]
  • Is There More to Life Than This? (3:52) - Randall Franks and David Davis
    Genre: Folk Gospel
    MP3 (03:52) [8.86 MB]
  • Meeting in the Air (2:30) - Randall Franks
    Genre: Southern Gospel
    MP3 (02:30) [5.73 MB]
  • Leaning on the Everlasting Arms (2:57) - Randall Franks with Lewis Phillips, Travis Lewis
    Genre: Folk Gospel
    MP3 (02:57) [6.75 MB]
  • Amazing Grace (3:40) - Randall Franks with Raymond Fairchild
    Genre: Southern Gospel
    MP3 (03:40) [8.4 MB]
  • Golden Slippers (3:27) - Randall Franks and Hall of Famer Chubby Wise
    Genre: Country Gospel
    MP3 (03:27) [7.92 MB]
  • Mean Joe Blake (2:24) - Randall Franks with Jim and Jesse McReynolds
    Genre: Americana
    MP3 (02:24) [5.48 MB]
  • Come Go With Me (2:36) - Randall Franks with Gary Waldrep
    Genre: Bluegrass
    MP3 (02:36) [5.95 MB]
  • I'm on My Way Back to the Old Home (2:23) - Randall Franks
    Genre: Bluegrass
    MP3 (02:23) [5.45 MB]
  • Little Liza Jane (3:13) - Randall Franks and his Cornhuskers String Band
    Genre: Folk
    MP3 (03:13) [7.38 MB]
  • Craven's Reel (1:57) - Randall Franks
    Genre: Folk
    MP3 (01:57) [4.45 MB]
  • The Old Black Fiddle (4:29) - Randall Franks and the Georgia Mafia Bluegrass Band
    Genre: Country Gospel
    MP3 (04:29) [10.25 MB]
  • Blue Ridge (2:30) - Randall Franks
    Genre: Bluegrass
    MP3 (02:30) [5.71 MB]
Biography
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Appalachian Ambassador of the Fiddle


2020 AirPlay Direct Evolution Grant Recipient


2019 Old Time Country Music Hall of Fame


International Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame and Museum Legend


Male Vocalist of the Year


Songwriter of the Year



Randall Franks



"No matter where you recognize Randall Franks from, he is a man known for quality work and giving his absolute best to everything that he does." Southern Gospel Music Radio




Randall Franks Artist Page features recordings from throughout the career of 1994 Male Vocalist of the Year (Country) and Appalachian Ambassador of the Fiddle Randall Franks, best known as "Officer Randy Goode" from TV's "In the Heat of the Night." He began a long association guest starring as an artist for the Grand Ole Opry ® in 1984, in addition to appearing with two of its greatest acts - Bill Monroe and his Blue Grass Boys and Jim & Jesse and the Virginia Boys. His talents have contributed to the musical legacies of of over 30 Country, Bluegrass and Gospel music hall of famers such as Jimmy Martin, Josh Graves, Chubby Wise, Mac Wiseman, Doug Dillard, Ralph Stanley, The Lewis Family, Little Jimmy Dickens, Kitty Wells, Pee Wee King, Dottie Rambo, The Marksmen Quartet, Jeff & Sheri Easter, Doodle and the Golden River Grass, and numerous others. He is a multiple music hall of fame inductee himself including the Independent Country Music Hall of Fame and the Atlanta Country Music Hall of Fame. He serves annually as the Celebrity Host of America's Grand Master Fiddler Championship at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum stepping in the shoes of Roy Acuff and Porter Wagoner. The Randall Franks Fiddle Trophy is awarded annually at the 1890s Day Jamboree Fiddler Convention in Ringgold, Ga. in his honor.

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CD Music Links



Click here to go to Faith Will See Us Through - Randall Franks 2020 Hope Collection

Click here to go to Randall Franks Latest Release, the #1 June 2019 Global Americana Album, Americana Youth of Southern Appalachia

Click here to go to Randall Franks Christmas release, the #1 October 2019 Global Christmas Album, In the Heat of the Night Christmas Time's A Comin'

Click here to go to Randall Franks Southern Gospel CD Keep 'Em Smilin'

Click here to go to Randall Franks Bluegrass/Folk CD Mountain Opry Memories

Click here to go to Randall Franks and David Davis Bluegrass/Folk Gospel CD God's Children

Click here to go to Randall Franks and Alan Autry Americana Country CD Mississippi Moon:Country Traditions

Click here to go to Randall Franks and Bluegrass/Comedy CD – Tunes and Tales from Tunnel Hill

Click here to go to Randall Franks Christian/Bluegrass Top 20 Selling Handshakes and Smiles

Click here to go to Randall Franks Top 25 Bluegrass Album Sacred Sounds of Appalachia

Click here to go to Randall Franks Top 40 Folk Album Golden River Fiddlin'

Click here to go to Randall Franks Appalachian Humor Release Comedy Down Home


#1 Americana Album June 2019

Randall Franks

Americana Youth of Southern Appalachia



Click here to go to Randall Franks Latest Release Americana Youth of Southern Appalachia


"Americana Youth of Southern Appalachia" is an 18-month labor of love for the Share America Foundation, Inc. and its volunteers, featuring performances by over 30 youth ages 11-27 including Colton Brown, Emerald Butler, Warren Carnes,Phillip Cross, Landon Fitzpatrick, Nicholas Hickman, Trevor Holder, Kings Springs Road, Caleb Lewis, Isaac Moore, Mountain Cove Bluegrass Band, Matthew Nave, Wally O'Donald, Drew Sherrill, SingAkadamie, Ryan Stinson, Landon Wall and Tyler West.

For this project the International Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame Legend Randall Franks brought together the youth, who are primarily from Georgia, Tennessee and North Carolina, to perform 18 new songs, covers and standards in Americana, Bluegrass and Southern Gospel. This charity project raises funds for the Pearl and Floyd Franks Scholarship.

Visit our Share America Foundation Facebook Page:
https://www.facebook.com/ShareAmericaFoundation/
Share America Foundation, Inc./Crimson Records
Release: 2019


AMERICANA/BLUEGRASS INSTRUMENTAL



Available CDs In Brief and Select Recordings



Featured Fiddle Track



Back up and Push - Randall Franks with Hall of Famer Bill Monroe and his Blue Grass Boys (02:51)


Songwriters/Arrangers: Randall Franks and Bill Monroe
Publishers and PRO: Peach Picked Publishing and James Monroe Music/BMI
Release: 2018
30 Years on Radio and TV Volume II
Share America Foundation,Inc./Crimson


Musicians:
Randall Franks: Fiddle
Bill Monroe: Mandolin
Blake Williams: Banjo
Wayne Lewis: Guitar
Clarence "Tater" Tate: Bass


This previously unreleased recording is from "Randall Franks: 30 Years on Radio and TV Volume II" and is a Live Performance by Bill Monroe and the Blue Grass Boys at Jane Addams Auditorium in Seattle, Washington on Nov. 1, 1984.

Randall Franks was hired by Monroe, following the departure of fiddler Kenny Baker. Franks had began appearing with the group as a guest fiddler during Baker's tenure. He appeared as a Blue Grass Boy in 1984 and 1985 playing both fiddle and bass and subsequently returned as a guest fiddler throughout the remainder of Monroe's performance career.


CHRISTIAN MUSIC AND COMEDY



#18 June 2019 APD Gospel Charts



Randall Franks – Keep ‘Em Smilin’



Click here to go to Randall Franks Keep 'Em Smilin'


"Keep 'Em Smilin'" is a live gospel and comedy CD featuring Randall Franks supported by former Stamps and Gold City Quartet pianist Curtis Broadway recorded at the Walker County Civic Center in Rock Spring, Ga. The project includes 11 recordings including comedy and music. Check out "In the Garden," "Cousin Viola and the Sanctified Grape Juice," and "Chicken Addiction" on this page from this CD.

Franks debuted the CD release in a special concert appearing with U.S. President and First Lady Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter at Maranatha Baptist Church in Plains, Ga.

"This CD really shares the Spirit and spontaneity that envelopes music makers during a special night of music and laughter in front of an amazing gathering of Southern gospel music fans." Randall Franks

Visit our Keep 'Em Smilin' Facebook Page:
https://www.facebook.com/RandallFranksKeepEmSmilin/
Crimson Records
Release: 2016


Featured Comedy Track


Chicken Addiction - Randall Franks (2:55)(Comedy)


Songwriter: Randall Franks
Publisher & PRO: Peach Picked Publishing/BMI
Release: 2016 Keep 'Em Smilin'
Crimson


Comedian: Randall Franks
Musician: Randall Franks


Chicken Addiction is a comedy story in the style of Jerry Clower, Grady Nutt, and Minnie Pearl from Randall Franks's live Christian music and comedy CD "Keep 'Em Smilin'" also including Stamps Quartet pianist Curtis Broadway.


In the Garden - Randall Franks (4:06)


Songwriter/Arranger: Randall Franks
Publisher & PRO: Peach Picked Publishing/BMI
Release: 2016 Keep 'Em Smilin'
Crimson

Randall Franks: Vocalist and Fiddle
Curtis Broadway: Piano

In the Garden is Randall's most requested gospel music standard from his Christian music and comedy CD "Keep 'Em Smilin'" also including Stamps Quartet pianist Curtis Broadway.

Franks debuted the CD release in a special concert appearing with U.S. President and First Lady Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter at Maranatha Baptist Church in Plains, Ga.


Randall Franks and David Davis - God's Children



Click here to go to Randall Franks and David Davis - God's Children


Randall Franks enlisted long acclaimed Rounder/Rebel recording artist David Davis to add the tenor and mandolin parts to the duets as he carried the guitar and most of the lead vocals. Long-time Warrior River Boy Marty Hays also contributes with his bass work and a couple of baritone vocals.

Franks wrote or co-wrote many of the selections while pulling out some of his favorite standards which added to the duet collection.

He invited three of his mentors who reached their stardom during the era when brother duets were soaring to join him on the recording, the late Cotton and Jane Carrier of the WSB Barndance and the late Country and Western music and film pioneer and actor Ramblin' "Doc" Tommy Scott.

Crimson Records
Release: 2000


Is There More Than Life Than This - Randall Franks and David Davis


Songwriter: Randall Franks
Publisher and PRO:Peach Picked Publishing/BMI
Release: 2000
Crimson

Musicians:
Randall Franks: Guitar and Fiddle
David Davis: Mandolin
Marty Hays: Bass

This song is from Randall's Appalachian brother duet collection "God's Children" with Bluegrass star David Davis of Rounder Records and bass player Marty Hays, both of the Warrior River Boys.

"This song takes incidents I've seen while serving and from the daily news and place them within the context of the redeeming truth that there is more to life than what fills our vision and our screens to fill our souls with sadness, worry and pain. Life has so much more for us and God puts them in front of us every day to uplift and encourage." Randall Franks


Top-20 Christian Seller June 1990


#17 July 2019 APD Gospel Charts



Randall Franks - Handshakes and Smiles



Click here to go to Randall Franks Christian/Bluegrass Top 20 Selling Handshakes and Smiles

Randall Franks's Top-20 selling Christian release "Handshakes and Smiles." The album included among the year's Top-30 Southern Gospel Albums of the Year. Supporting Randall's vocals and fiddling comes from multiple Grammy no