Randall King Keeps Traditional Country Music Alive with Upcoming Major Label Debut, ‘Shot Glass’

Country Now Artist To Watch Randall King has waited years to released his first-ever major label debut album and that…


Lauren Jo Black

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January 12, 2022


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Country Now Artist To Watch Randall King has waited years to released his first-ever major label debut album and that dream will finally become a reality in 2022. 

The country music traditionalist is set to release his debut project, Shot Glass, on March 18. The album includes 11 tracks, eight of which were co-written by the Texas native. The album is centered around a night out at a bar, with each song representing a different point of view from this in the room. 

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“This record is four years in the making, and there are a lot of things I’ve gone through in those years,” said King. “Heartbreak, love, loss, fear, anger, peace. You hear all of that through this record. It’s a piece of me that I love and can’t wait to share with the world, for it to resonate and hit folks right where they need. There are songs I’ve written over the last five years on this record, some I’ve played out and some nobody has heard yet. I’m excited to drop it and let it off the chain!”

Shot Glass was produced by Bart Butler and Ryan Gore. 

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Fans got a sneak peek of the album with the release of several tracks, including “You In A Honk Tonk,” “Baby Do,” and “Record High,” in 2021. 

King is undoubtedly one of the most promising country music traditionalists of this era. Anyone who is a fan of artists like George Strait and Alan Jackson will surely  appreciate King’s brand of country. 


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Shot Glass follows King’s 2020 EP, Leanna, which was named after his late sister. The EP reflected on the personal struggles the singer/songwriter faced following her unexpected death. 

Randall King has several toured dates planned for the new year. Fans can click HERE for a full list of shows. 

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Lauren Jo Black, a University of Central Florida graduate, has immersed herself in the world of country music for over 15 years. In 2008, she co-founded CountryMusicIsLove, eventually selling it to a major record label in 2015. Following the rebranding of the website to Sounds Like Nashville, Black served as Editor-in-Chief for two and a half years. Currently, she assumes the role of Editor-in-Chief at Country Now and oversees Country Now’s content and digital footprint. Her extensive experience also encompasses her previous role as a Country Music Expert Writer for Answers.com and her work being featured on Forbes.com. She’s been spotlighted among Country Aircheck’s Women of Influence and received the 2012 Rising Star Award from the University of Central Florida. Black also spent time in front of the camera as host of Country Now Live, which brought live music directly to fans in 2021 when the majority of concerts were halted due to the pandemic. During this time, she hosted 24 weeks of live concerts via Country Now Live on Twitch with special guests such as Lady A, Dierks Bentley, Jordan Davis, Brett Young, and Jon Pardi. Over the course of her career, she has had the privilege of conducting interviews with some of the industry’s most prominent stars, including Reba McEntire, Blake Shelton, Luke Combs, Carrie Underwood, Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert, Lainey Wilson, and many others. Lauren Jo Black is a longtime member of the Country Music Association and the Academy of Country Music.