Randall King Makes Emotional Opry Debut, Releases Debut Album, ‘Shot Glass’

It’s been a week full of career milestones for Randall King. Not only did the rising star step into the iconic…


Lauren Jo Black

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March 18, 2022

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It’s been a week full of career milestones for Randall King. Not only did the rising star step into the iconic circle on the Grand Ole Opry stage for the first time ever, but he also released his debut album, Shot Glass

Just days ahead of the release of his album, King made his Opry debut performing “Roger, Miller Lite and Me” and “I’ll Fly Away.” The singer/songwriter was overcome with emotion prior to his performance of “I’ll Fly Away” and earned a standing ovation from the packed Opry house crowd. 

The Texas native reflected on his Opry debut later in the week on Instagram, calling it “an amazing night on an amazing week.”


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“I am on a-whole-nother level of a record high,” he wrote. “I can never thank the @opry enough for this moment. A moment to honor my sister, Leanna, to honor my family, my team, and above all my Lord and Savior who has blessed me so much in this incredible life He’s given me. THANK YOU to everyone who has believed in me.”

He went on to thank his family and his team for their unwavering support. 

“THANK YOU to @vera_vasiley for workin her ass off on this beautiful jacket, to my team for puttin me in the positions they have, to my family for driving 1000’s of miles to be here and all they’ve down to support me, for BABY for Lovin this old Honkytonker and makin me a better man, for my mom for driving me back n forth to guitar lessons, and for my father for buildin this dream with me. A 9 year old’s dream just came true last night y’all,” he concluded.

Randall King - Shot Glass
Randall King – Shot Glass

King’s 11-track debut record is available everywhere now. The album includes 11 tracks, seven 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. 

“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!”

Fans can catch Randall King on the road with Tracy Lawrence and Clay Walker through March. He also has headlining shows on the books for the remainder of the year. 

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