Songwriters Hall of Fame 2018 Nomination

Randy Goodrum nominated for prestigious Songwriters Hall of Fame class of 2018!


“I am humbly honored by my nomination to the 2018 Songwriters Hall Of Fame. This is the pinnacle award for songwriters on this planet and I am enormously appreciative of receiving this news. To be in the company of my fellow nominees as well as the aspirational and inspirational list of Members of the @SongHall is the greatest honor.”

-Randy Goodrum


You can read more about Randy’s 2018 SHOF nomination here

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Q&A with Randy Goodrum

Ever wonder if American songwriter Randy Goodrum has ‘magic moments’ while writing music and lyrics to hit song after hit song?

The 2018 Songwriters Hall of Fame nominee whose songwriting crosses many genres – country, pop, jazz, rock, R&B and adult contemporary, has written #1 songs in each of the four decades since his first #1 hit, 1978’s “You Needed Me.”


 Musician/Songwriter Bill Burgess recently asked Randy to think about a “special memory” in his songwriting career:


Q: Do you have a special memory of a moment in songwriting where one musical or lyric phrase materialized and made the magic? I’m thinking of one of those for me … where that one new change and melody over it elevated it in my mind to maybe be better than average for me. Any of your songwriting moments come to mind?


The Songwriter on Songwriting: Randy Goodrum answers…

A: Great question, Sir. Here’s my take: “I think that songwriting isn’t so much a linear process as an exponential one. In other words, a word, phrase, lick, etc., can elevate and electrify a write of a song in a way that is completely unpredictable. I learned that from being a jazz player before becoming a songwriter. Sometimes stuff happens that causes other stuff to happen. I can’t name a particular instance for you because it’s be my modus operandi to start the process and see is lightening will strike. Yes, one can write a song, by the numbers, and make a well written, crafted piece but without that insane spark that, for the most, comes from nowhere, it just lies there and is, in the end, “OK”, but not great. Sometimes one just has to just keep on keeping on. Also, in the end. “A second opinion person” is good to have or find for a writer to make sure they don’t toss out a “masterpiece”…. Just sayin’….”

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Sneak Preview, CODE

Jay Graydon and I are nearing completion of our new JaR project titled, CODE. We offer you this Sneak Preview release of the title track.

We promise you that the new album will full of surprises and, as we say, it’ll be Very, Very, JaR…..



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Old Friends & Heroes #3

Had a wonderful day at LAFX working at the console with co-producer, Larry Williams, engineer, Steve Sykes, and 2nd engineer, Spencer.

We overdubbed 2 great musicians: Brian Bromberg-Acoustic Bass, and Ramon Stagnaro-Acoustic Guitar.

Two more puzzle pieces in place towards completion of my upcoming solo record. Stay tuned….

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Old Friends & Heroes #2

Larry Williams and I spent another amazing day in the studio with the incomparable Marcus Miller and a great LA String Quartet.

My solo project that Larry and I are co-producing is getting near the mix stage. Stay tuned…

Here are some pics from that day at LAFX Studio:


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Old Friends & Heroes

My solo record that I’m co-producing with my amazingly talented friend and colleague, Larry Williams, is in high gear.

We are continuing to record some of our heroes and in most cases, old friends. One of those is Michael Landau who I’ve known and worked with since 1983. He’s a Magician on Guitar and I was lucky to find a spot in his schedule.

Here are some pictures from the session at Michaels wonderful studio:


There are more news items to come as Larry and I will be overdubbing people throughout the summer. Much to do on this dream project. Stay Tuned!!


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