Sunday Spotlight – Lufkin – Randy C Moore
Jan 11, 2021
I am so excited to share this music artist with you today on the first #SundaySpotlight of 2021! I had the pleasure of reviewing one of his albums a couple of years ago for Buddy Magazine and it’s great to see him back with a new release.
Randy C Moore was born in Humble, Texas. If you know Texas, you know that Humble is a tiny town in the far west Texas oilfields. By age 15, he was making his own records. By the time he graduated from High School, he was playing on WSM Grand Ole Opry in Nashville. So, Moore is no stranger to music or to the industry.
And while 2020 was a hard year for us all, Moore turned his creativity into recording and releasing a new album named for the town where he currently resides, LUFKIN.
All ten tracks on this album are originals and weave a colorful tapestry of real life circumstances, emotions and thoughts in a way that is relatable. Randy Moore’s voice, smooth and warm, lends exactly the right medium for these songs.
The album kicks off with “Stars In Their Eyes.” It is an accurate depiction of the many artists arriving in Nashville or on Broadway with stars in their eyes and a dream in their hearts. Moore knows about that firsthand as that was his life. He left Nashville behind for a simpler life back in his home state of Texas.
“Daddy, I Wanna Go Fishin'” is a poignant recollection of a hot July summer with rods, reels, fishing poles and tribute to Moore’s father. It is a song that anyone who has ever cast a line in the water with their dad can relate to.
Even though the world moves at a fast pace, there are still places where things move a little slower and “He’s Just a Cowboy” sets that scene.
My favorite from the album, “Big In Texas,” is a look at life’s lessons. As a child we see things through different eyes than we do as adults. Things just don’t look as big as they did to us when we were children. Perspective changes.
“Woman, Woman” is a deeply personal love song. “I Sold A Lot of Beer” is another comparison between life in Nashville and in Texas. It’s a Waylonesque song. Love these lyrics! “…I sold a lot of beer in Nashville and never saved a dime. I’ll sell a lot of beer in Texas and I’ll have a better time…”
“Back In The Day” is a tribute to a time less complicated and more honest. Every dog lover will relate to and enjoy “Old Grey Dog.” Told from the dog’s point of view, it depicts pure unconditional love and loyalty.
It’s a rude awakening to realize that you can never find yourself in someone else’s eyes. “Day After Day” portrays those unending days where you reflect backward while looking forward. Another song with that famous Waylon Jennings heavy bass beat, “Devil For Hire” is a different take on Lucifer’s eviction from heaven.
Randy Moore’s voice is a perfect blend between the late great Vern Gosdin and Don Williams. The songs on this album are a combination of great poetry, deep thought, poignant lessons and real life.
He is making his way up the Texas Radio charts with several cuts from this album, and I predict he will have a number 1 hit before it’s all said and done. If you love true country music where you can hear every word of the lyrics mixed with flowing melodies, you are going to enjoy Randy’s new album, LUFKIN!
Award Winning Author
Lufkin, Texas, a city which has a story to tell on every street corner and through the incredibly colourful characters that populate this quaint and bustling town. No surprise Randy C. Moore has made it his home, has drawn great inspiration from it and has tributed his muse by giving her name to his latest album. The end result is well worth the wait and through our hero’s enlightened and clever songwriting mixed with a Kubrick like desire of it’s not perfect until its perfect we are given something very special. From introspective numbers like “Big In Texas” where Randy goes full-blown Morrissey in how one cannot go back to the old house and expect everything to be the same, to heartfelt moments like “Daddy, I Wanna Go Fishin”, once again renewing the fond memories and attachment Randy had to his father. One of the absolute highlights is when our terrific Texan with great panache and chutzpah gives his own interpretation of Milton’s “Paradise Lost” in “Devil For Hire”. We decided to highlight this song as it is so against the grain and actually paints fallen angel Lucifer in a more sympathetic and partner-like relationship with God which is incredibly insightful and tongue-in cheek at the same time. Throughout the course of this album, Randy goes from wise man Johnny Cash boom chicka boom style numbers to fireside crisp Don Williamsesque tales both perfectly balanced and executed with a production which cannot be beat. If you have enjoyed Randy before with such masterpieces as his previous opus “Highway 59” or whether this is your first Moore, you will absolutely be spellbound by this brand new offering and will probably feel compelled to grab the first train out to Lufkin, Texas.
( Nik Bernitz Pizzigoni) for planetcountry.it
If you REALLY listen to this album one time all the way through, you are hooked, WOW! The vocals, the lyrics and the music are a pure trinity. These songs sound like the biography of someone who experienced and loved living! Maybe it’s Randy’s biography!.. A dog, a kid, a cowboy, a dreamer, a lover, a philosopher, a sinner, a believer! And Not A Throw-Away in the bunch. If you grew up in the country or a small town, as I did, you’ll get wrapped up in emotion, nostalgia, and bittersweet memories. This is the kind of stuff, you want to listen to when you’re on a long trip by yourself or just out cruisin’
Just like his cowboy, Randy Is One of Kind!
I LOVE IT!
Hall Of Fame Songwriter
Great CD !! ! I could see Waylon and Willie cutting some of those songs, “ I Sold A Lot Of Beer”' being a natural. Having a 10 year old greying hound myself “Old Gray Dog” really touched my heart. Also “Daddy , I Wanna Go Fishin’ “brought back memories about me and my dad. John Prine and I went fishing twice a year for over 40 years up on the White river in North Arkansas. A couple of friends and I are going up there for the last time to throw some ashes on the river in the spring. Lovely album anyway! Every Song is a hit! Randy should be proud! I know I am!
Hall Of Fame Songwriter
Randy's new CD 'Lufkin' is real traditional country music. It's grab a beer, turn it up, and sit on the porch with a cool breeze, and let the music surround you' real traditional music. Just looking at the titles of the songs you 'know' you're in for a country journey. There are songs about Texas, Cowboys, Women, Dogs, God, some history back in the day, and even a song about what a lot of musicians have done on the other side of the bar.
If you are, at all, a fan of traditional country music, do yourself a favor this Christmas season, and treat yourself to a copy of Lufkin by Randy C Moore. And while you're sitting in that breeze, tip one back for me.
We'll catch ya' on the flip side
I listened to Randy's CD. Love the songs and the performance. His voice just gets better with time. Randy has always been a friend to me.! He keeps painting a picture with every lyric. This CD is a great listen!! Great work by Randy!!
Hall of Fame Songwriter
Classic Country style meets Americana; Randy C. Moore creates an album so rich and clean it signals another award winning year.
I just listened to some Great music from the new Cd “Lufkin” of my good friend Randy C Moore. Believe me the songs are great and the music on the cd is awesome as well. Randy I am so proud of you! You give your all to music and you can tell it in every song. No two songs sound the same. You can tell all the hard work you put into this cd. I’m your biggest fan and I’m proud to be your friend.
Country Artist and Songwriter
Randy's album “Lufkin” is absolutely amazing, and by far the best I have heard him do to date. A couple of standout favorites for me are “ I Sold A Lot Of Beer” with a very Waylon-esque feel. “Old Grey Dog “ will bring a tear to the eye of anyone who has experienced the joy of a special bond with a family pet. The first single “Big In Texas” is a vivid story of the reflection of returning home after traveling on a life journey and realizing that things will never again be as they were. As I listen to each song, I can see the story so clearly in my mind as if it were done by a master painter. To me, that is the measure of a great songwriter. I love the feel of that song. I am really looking forward to sharing this new music with my listeners!
My Kind Of Country
I have always loved Randy C Moore's voice, but on this album, he's digging deeper into life than ever... from where the very best real country music has always come. With down-to-earth lyrics, creative melodies and authenticity, Randy creates scenes we can see and feel: A more neighborly time, fishing with his Daddy, a wild meeting between God & the Devil, the realities of a cowboy, recording artist, and old grey dog (that one made me cry), each defined in detail, ending with really a sweet goodbye to Nashville and then a really unique love song, Woman Woman. This is an album to buy and put on repeat.
After listening to Randy ‘c new album “Lufkin” ,this guy knows how to weave melodies and poetry.
Hall Of Fame Songwriter
This artist deserves my attention, respect and praise for all the music he accomplished in todays, ever changing world. Randy C. Moore. Lufkin Album has what I have to call a genius at work. Telling the stories with the music created in such a passionate and deserving way. No doubt God has blessed Randy in a multitude of essence and passionate ways in his musical and impressive life factors. Giving us all, not only a deep and emotional connection, but a great and new imaginative vision of all great things he shares with us. God bless you Randy and may all your dreams and desires come true for you and your family. You deserve every light that shines from you into our world that seems darkness has held a grip on for a very long time. Well done. From my heart and soul to you and yours. Peace love and praise always.
Allan "Grampa Al" Kruszka.
I got to sing vocals on Dan Fogelberg's Tribute Cd. The Track was "Sutter's Mill" with lead vocalist Randy Owen of Alabama.
Here's Me with Norbert Putnam, Kelly Owen(Randy's Wife), & Randy Owen
This November I was humbled and honored by my friends and associates at Famous Five Dining. Let me share a little backstory here…about 14 years ago I met Mike Lister & Doug Reneger of Famous Five Dining (they own several Famous Dave’s Barbeque Restaurants). They were at a gig I was playing and asked if I could help with a charity golf event. I heard the word “golf” and jumped at the chance. Every year I got to... provide live music and sound for Famous Five Dining/ Famous Dave’s “Birdies, Bogies, & Bones” tournament benefit for Make A Wish Foundation of Middle Tennessee. Each year the event itself is always fun, inspiring and supported by many great and faithful sponsors. And each year the Famous Five Team would honor a select few with their Five Star Award Of Excellence for going above and beyond to make the event success. Now, this year, the team awarded me with a Five Star pin. I decided to go ahead and let everyone know that I am honored to be in the company of those who have received this award. I’m not one who likes getting honors for doing what I feel is the right thing, no matter what. But, I’ll take it on behalf of my friends as a high complement of how they feel about the work they invited me to do. Thanks, Tamara , Laurel , Mike and Doug for letting me be a part of a very wonderful thing.
SONGWRITER, PERFORMER, MUSICIAN AND PRODUCER are words used to describe Randy Moore. But his latest CD release, “HWY 59”, clearly defines him as a contender in country music. He spent years honing his songwriting skills as well as performing and these songs demonstrate the payoff. From the first track to the last, the clever lyrical phrasing; outstanding musicians and unique production, make for a great CD.
- Jan Sikes - Buddy- The original Texas Music Magazine April 2017
Randy tackles multiple themes and does so with ease, poise and grace. There is something for everyone on Moore's latest offering and it has the potential to become a fixture with any lover of the country music genre. As we wait with bated breath for its successor, we invite you to kick back and relax as you ride shotgun down Highway 59.
Nik Bernitz Pizzigoni -
Whiskey and Cigarettes Radio Show
RANDY MOORE/Sunshine State Of Mind - Highway 59 (track)
– Jaunty, catchy and tropical sounding. Very much in the island/Buffett/Parrothead groove. His vocal delivery is loaded with warmth.
Robert K. Oermann - Journalist Music Row Magazine
Being an old songwriter, I listened for the marriage of melody and lyrics. For lines that give birth to mental videos. I wasn’t disappointed. The range of his songs touch all of our emotions. Pertaining to his delivery, Randy has a clear, mellow voice that is full of heart and seasoned with soul. Put the CD on……kick back……and get ready for some good listening! The song that really stands out to me is #8. Refuge. This one would be my selection to push. Hey Randy, get out there and knock ‘um out son! You can do it! - Dallas Frazier - Songwriters Hall Of Fame
“HWy 59” is more than music. More than lyrics. It's Randy Moore's story. You will enjoy each song on“HWY 59” at the highest level and it just may mirror your own story. - Bert Gagnon - Neon Music Radio
Randy Moore has taken the 'Trop Rock' music world by tropical storm. Randy's first contribution, "Sunshine State Of Mind'" has changed the entire mindset of the Genre'. After setting records for remaining #1 in the 'Trop 40', Randy Moore is now driving the 'Trop Rock' wave to heights never dreamed possible ! - Harry Teaford - General Manager of Radio A1A
Randy tackles a variety of subjects on this CD, so there’s got to be something on there that you’ll like. Randy’s performance is flawless throughout the CD. It’s a CD that you can listen to over and over and not get tired of it, and that’s a rare find these days. I know Randy will have much success with "HWY 59". It is well deserved. - Glenn Douglas Tubb - Hit Songwriter
To me, an artist that is not only a great singer and musician, but also a songwriter that is able to paint portraits like a master painter through their songs, is what gives them longevity and worthy of being passed along from generation to generation. Randy Moore has done that masterfully with this album. It has enriched my life, touched my heart and I am certain you will experience the same when you listen to “HWY 59” - Scott Wikle - Keepin It Country
This album is a powerful reminder about the impact high quality country music can have – there’s style, substance, and tremendous polish driving these tunes. Randy Moore’s album is something to value and cherish in these diminished musical times. - Jason Hillenburg - GasHouse Radio
I found the album HWY59 infectious, with vocal qualities, interpretations and songs that make you realize that Randy Moore as writer and performer has an in-depth understanding of his craft. It is with conviction I recommend you buy this album and if Randy Moore ever gets to your 'Burg'...don't miss his performance...I guarantee, you won't be disappointed....Enjoy! - Tom Lambert Independent Music Show
Randy Moore is as genuine as you can get. His music is true to who he is with a little humor added in to many of his songs. Once you begin to listen to the lyrics, you will want to relax and absorb the way Randy tells a story in song. Great vocals and excellent musicians recorded this laid back album of pure talent. What makes the album HWY. 59 enticing is you don't even have to be a Country Music Fan to enjoy this awesome sound!
Hunter’s Bay Radio
Randy Moore's refreshing style of music and genuine style of who he is as a person, comes out in his new CD HWY 59, with childhood memories and stories that come alive in a unique way only Randy can do. Having met Randy, I truly feel honored to call him a friend. If you like his new CD HWY 59 then you'll truly like Randy because it's all one in the same.
Danny Lynn, "The Tiki Man"
Tiki Man Radio