ARTIST NAME: Randy Jack
SONG TITLE: Grandma’s Got A Lover
ALBUM TITLE: “One Of Those Nights”
RELEASE DATE: January 1, 2018
Randy Jack – Grandma’s Got A Lover
Randy Jack has a unique, authentic country voice which is truly his own style.
In a WCXI listener’s poll in Detroit, he was once voted the #1 country entertainer in southeastern Michigan by their listeners. Randy headlined the WCXI outdoor concert that followed the listeners’ voting. Born and raised in Michigan Randy performed at the Michigan state fair multiple times ahead of stars like Tony Orlando and Ray Charles.
He later shared the stage with country greats Ernest Tubb, Billy Crash Craddock, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Tanya Tucker, to name a few, touring the South and the Midwest. He’s made multiple appearances on local TV in Detroit, he wrote and performed the theme song to the stars of tomorrow’s TV show on Channel 2 in Detroit. He also appeared on the Soupy Sales Telethon on Channel 20; other TV appearances included Channel 7, and Channel 50.
As a songwriter, one of his original songs is slated for release in 2019. His first album “Love Is Taking Over” received very positive reviews, however, his latest release “One of Those Nights” is thought to be his best work yet. Randy will be releasing his first Christmas Single “Wrap Me In Your Love,” originally recorded on the Mr. Christmas album by Joe Diffie, this is its first release as a single and the reviews have been stellar. Randy’s version of the song has a smooth country feel.
Randy has been singing since he was a child, encouraged by his family he never let go of his love for music instead he embraced it. At one point in his career, Randy made a crucial decision to walk away from a promising career to be a father to his two children he had to leave behind in Michigan. Now, years later he’s brought back that distinct country voice and showmanship he is known for.
Currently, you will find Randy in the July 2018 edition of Nashville Country Music Magazine with Tanya Tucker on the cover. Early fans and new fans alike are all enjoying this new version of Randy Jack and you will too!
State your reason for choosing music as a career.
At a very young age, music chose me. As a child, my family encouraged me to sing. My grandpa bought me a jukebox and I’d sing to the music constantly.
My grandmother would take me to jamborees where I sang with country bands. My aunt would sing with me and teach me songs on family trips, and I was always encouraged to sing in front of crowds.
Tell us how you write the lyrics to your song.
“Grandma’s Got A Lover” was written by two writers from Texas, Rod Ballou, and Randy Brown. On my next album, I will record a song I wrote called “Cross My Heart And Hope To Cry.” When I write, I first look for a good tagline or catchy phrase. Then I get a melody for it in my head and sometimes the process works in reverse and I get the melody first, but usually, for me, it’s a tag line first.
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July 2018 Issue with Tanya Tucker
Discuss your life outside the music world.
Outside of music I love to fish, I enjoy a good movie, listening to other country artists, comedy shows, and spending time with my friends and family.
Discuss your music career.
In the early days, I had a very promising country music career and which required a lot of touring through the South and the Midwest, and we were opening for some national acts.
Meanwhile, back in Michigan, I had two young children being raised by my mother. There came a point when I had a choice to make and chose to return to Michigan to be a father. This might have been a mistake career-wise, but when I look back, I would make the same choice again. Now, my second career in country music has thus far produced 2 albums with a third slated for 2019 and 1 Christmas single. My producer Chip Martin in Nashville, just “gets me”! I bounce my ideas for a song or what I’m looking to do with a song off of him and Chip makes it happen. This time around, I am recording as much as I can with the goal of releasing great country music and I can only hope the fans and the industry will accept me and enjoy my work.
Elaborate on your artist’s name.
The name “Randy Jack” is my name. It was decided for the privacy of my family that I would drop my family name from my professional name. As many entertainers do.
List your five favorite music videos with reasons.
It Ain’t My Fault – Brothers Osborne
Marry For Money – Trace Adkins
The More I Drink – Blake Shelton
The first three videos because I enjoy videos that make me laugh or smile.
You Make It Easy – Jason Aldean
Because it’s such a powerful love song and I do have a romantic side under this cowboy hat.
Troubadour – George Strait
As a musician, the video stirs emotions about career and life itself. PLUS! IT’S GEORGE STRAIT!!!
Tell us your source of inspiration.
My significant other Angela is one person who inspires me. She has always supported my music and has more compassion and strength than anyone I know. I am also inspired by other country artists like Brad Paisley, George Strait, and Alan Jackson. They are great writers and pure country music artists! That’s what I strive for in every song I write or record. To stay true to the roots of country music.
Tell us your impression of dealing with paparazzi.
Well, fortunately for me at this point in my career this has not been a problem. At the moment paparazzi for me consists of fans snapping photos with their cell phones. I enjoy the enthusiasm of the fans, but as far as the paparazzi there is a line that should not be crossed for every artist. Celebrities are just people who go to work as you do, give them some privacy and courtesy and respect their families and likely you’ll get more from them. That’s my take on it.
Elaborate on the recording of this song.
This song was fun to record. It’s from my album “One of Those Nights” and it’s one of eleven great songs on the album. We recorded at Chip Martin’s studio in Nashville and this song was fun to record and it’s always great to work with Chip.
Musicians on the album now play for or have played for well-known national country artists. Prior to the recording session, I had been sick for two days and could barely talk, but by the first day in the studio, everything had cleared up and my voice was in great shape for recording. Praise God!
Tell us about your future projects.
My next recording session in Nashville will be in 2019. We are currently listening to potential songs for the album and the writing has been very good thus far. My goal as always is to create an album that sets itself apart from my previous work and keeps fans entertained.
List the names of those that have supported you so far.
The first people I need to recognize and thank for their support is my fan club. There are individuals in my fan club who go beyond the call of duty. My manager Brian Gawronski; who believes in me and my music and the numerous people who are stepping up and attempting to create some exciting things for my career which are in the works. Special thanks to my Michigan and Florida Fan base. Thanks for all your support!
Tell us your point of view on vocal tuning.
I think vocal tuning is a pretty cool tool in the studio that saves time and money. You still have to hit the notes, but this tool brings a note or two into perfect pitch rather than repeating the same line over and over till the pitch is perfect.
Tell us your thoughts on quality and quantity for the release of songs.
The quality of a song is everything! It starts with good writing, then as an artist it’s up to you to deliver a quality vocal performance and breathe life into the writer’s song. It’s a great feeling when the product is done to hear positive feedback from the writer about what you’ve done with their song by blending your talent with theirs.
In my humble opinion, with the many mp3 download sites available, quantity is not as important as quality in today’s market.
Tell us your viewpoint on comparing a music career to a non-music career.
Everyone has a talent. Some people have a talent for science, teaching, medicine, and public service, etc. while others have the acting talent or musical talent. To the point, every career is important and contributes to society. People who perform in the careers like the ones I’ve mentioned deal with many difficult issues all week long and music is an outlet for those people to enjoy an evening of great music and be entertained and just forget about the week they’ve had.
We all play a part in this world and there are so many important careers besides music that people do every day to keep our families safe and healthy. If someone leaves the world a better place for what they’ve contributed, then in my opinion they are a star.
Tell us your opinion on categorizing music into genres and sub-genres.
I think that categorizing music into genres is an easy way to organize different styles of music. It’s certainly convenient when searching for your music preference for concerts or purchasing music.
State the genre you despise most with reason.
I respect all genres of music, I don’t necessarily listen to every genre but I recognize the talent each one takes to create their style of music. I don’t despise any genre, what I don’t enjoy I don’t listen to.
List your five favorite movies with reasons.
I’m a big western fan!
Tombstone, because I’m a huge Wyatt Earp fan!
Lonesome Dove, the cast, and the performances were outstanding.
Walking Tall (the original); I have great respect for Sherriff Buford Pusser, a true American hero.
Wedding Crashers, because I enjoy a good comedy.
All Marvel Comic and Justice League movies. Because I enjoy the sci-fi flicks
State the title of the song and the meaning.
Grandma’s Got A Lover is a title.
Grandma’s going out to the bars now that she’s raised her family, she’s feeling young again and has found herself a lover and she’s not the grandma you once knew. What’s happened to grandma?
State the title of the album and the reason for choosing the title.
The title of the album is “One of Those Nights”. Which is also the title song written by Daniel Martin and John Cirillo.
I considered “I Ain’t Sober Yet” as the title song, and that’s another great song from the album, but I felt that title might not be as well received by the general public as “One Of Those Nights” would be. And …. it’s a great song!