The Voice’s Kyla Jade sings “The Last Tear”

Kyla Jade performing "The Last Tear" on the VoiceOne of the great rewards for a #songwriter is hearing a luxurious, powerful, moving interpretation by a talented vocalist. Congratulations to @KYLASINGS on her top finish on @The Voice. She is a perfect artistic fit for “The Last Tear,” a song #TommySims & I wrote. I’m honored to be a part of her effort and top 10 iTunes/top100 (#1R&B) success! #nbcTheVoice #teamBlake #songwriter #teamRandy

The Voice: Kyla Jade “The Last Tear”

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The Power of Music Benefit in Bentonville, AR.

While he may be best known as a #HallofFame #songwriter, Randy Goodrum also has a long list of credits & kudos as a world-class musician & performer. Northwest Arkansas Travel Guide was “in the room where it happened” at Haxton Road Studios in Bentonville, AR as Randy performed “BLUER THAN BLUE,” the song he wrote for Michael Johnson (also recorded by Barry Manilow) after weaving through the writing process before an intimate hometown audience at “The Power of Music” benefit for music education. Here’s a clip of the writer of “You Needed Me,” “Foolish Heart,” “I’ll Be Over You,” “Sad To Belong”… sharing about songwriting in the days before iPhones.



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“Private O’Toole” from THE CD, BRAVE NEW WORLD

The reviews are in on “Private O’Toole,” the 1st track from#GIG‘s BRAVE NEW WORLD CD…WOW!

“Private O’Toole” kicks things off in fine fashion with Innis’ acoustic piano setting the scene around Gaitsch’s elegant acoustic guitars. Goodrum’s vocal delivery reminds me of Steve Miller’s, in that he has a boy-next-store delivery which immediately brings you into the story. Of course, the boy next door could never quite sing as well as Goodrum, or convey a story as well. The song is unmistakably crafty and well produced, tying touches of organ, Gaitsch’s soaring electric works and a tasty hook.


“Framed with harmonic vocals to die for, the song is about as subtle and sexy as a luscious lady’s long closely shaved legs with beautiful lines, tone and absolutely no edges.”


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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 reflects upon a “special memory” in his songwriting career:

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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