Music

Authentic New Country: Randall King’s “She Gone”

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, joyfully 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-warriors diet of 150 shows each year, King produced and released the defiant 2016 EP, Another Bullet, then followed up with a 2018 self-titled and self-produced album. Now produced by traditional torchbearers Bart Butler and Ryan Gore (Jon Pardi), King is bringing an organic, timeless sound to country’s mainstream, loaded with steel guitar, wide-open vocals and punchy, hard-rocking rhythms. He’s 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.

Randall King Tour Dates:

Jan. 30 – Oklahoma City, OK Diamond Ballroom

Jan. 31 – Lawrence, KS The Granada

Feb. 1 – Manhattan, KS The Hat

Feb. 6 – Atlanta, GA Smith’s Olde Bar

Feb. 7 – Lebanon, TN Cahoot’s Dance Hall & Honkytonk

Feb. 8 – Indianapolis, IN 8 Seconds Saloon

Feb. 14 – Houston, TX Goode Co. Armadillo Palace

Feb. 27 – Houston, TX NRG Center

Mar. 5 – San Diego, CA Moonshine Beach

Mar. 13 – Ardmore, OK Heritage Hall

Mar. 21 – Helotes, TX John T. Floore’s Country Store w/ Parker McCollum

Apr. 9 – Columbia, MO Rose Music Hall

Apr. 10 – Wichita, KS Wave

Apr. 16 – Fayetteville, AR George’s Majestic Lounge

Apr. 18 – St. Louis, MO Off Broadway

Jun. 13 – Dayton, NV Dayton Valley Golf Course

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