Randall Lamar "Randy" Howard - Class Of 1968

Randall Lamar Randy Howard

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June 9, 2015

Randy Howard was a semi famous singer, songwriter, publisher and producer. He has lived in Lynchburg, Tennessee where he died for the past twenty-five years. As a recording artist, Randy has released seven albums and CD's, all of which have charted impressively in both National and International Trade Magazines: 
1. ALL AMERICAN REDNECK ~ Warner Brothers ~The first Country Music Album in history to be released with a Warning Label.
2. NOW and THEN ~ Utopian Label
3. NOT PLUGGED IN ~ Utopian Label
4. RANDY HOWARD ~ Atlantic
5. MACON MUSIC ~ Hitsound, { Europe }
6. RANDY HOWARD LIVE ~ Paul Hornsby & Randy Howard
7. THE BEST of RANDY HOWARD ~ Paul Hornsby and Randy Howard

His newest collection, entitled A PAIR of KNEES was released on February 13, 2007, boasting a new genre, INSPIRATIONAL AMERICANA, Produced by Renowned Paul Hornsby and Randy Howard. As a writer, Randy's songs have been recorded by The Geezinslaw Brothers, Robin Lee and Hank Williams III. Hank's version of Randy Howard's "I DON'T KNOW" was a Top Forty Hit in Billboard, and was #1 for five weeks on the Texas Music Chart. Hank Williams III sang it during his debut performance on The Grand Ole Opry and received a standing ovation. Hank William III's CD "STRAIGHT TO HELL", features Randy Howard's song entitled "MY DRINKIN' PROBLEM" which Stephen King, as Pop of King, included in his Top 10 Music Picks A-List in Entertainment Weekly. AS a performing artist, Randy has shared the stage with Willie Nelson, Hank Williams, Jr., Waylon Jennings, Charlie Daniels, Greg Allman and many many others. Randy Howard has appeared on NASHVILLE NOW, ENTERTAINMENT TONIGHT, featured on GOOD MORNING AMERICA and in USA TODAY.

The Outlaw Country Singer was killed in a shootout with a bounty hunter at his Tennessee home. The sixty five year old musician was facing charges of fourth offense DUI, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of a gun while intoxicated and driving on a revoked license in Marion Country, Tennessee at the time of his death. He had failed to appear at a recent hearing, which resulted in a bench warrant. When a bounty hunter working for A-Plus Bail Bonding out of Dunlap, Tennessee showed up at his home in Lynchburg, the singer opened fire, according to investigators. The bounty hunter returned fire, killing the singer at the scene. The bounty hunter was also hit, but is expected to make a full recovery. The singer’s death has raised new questions about the rights of bounty hunters. While many states require bondsmen to be licensed, Tennessee doesn’t. In this case, the bounty hunter had a warrant, and he claims to have fired in self-defense, but the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation stated that Randy was in his own home, where he had the legal right to defend himself. His death is under investigation.

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06/12/15 07:22 AM #1    

Jeff Bridges (1968)

I always liked Randy. Ran into him several times over the last 10-20 years when he was in town. Glad we had the opportunity to reconnect. Fine musician..... did what he wanted to do. RIP

07/30/15 07:50 PM #2    

Kinley Wayne Howard (M. D. , D. P. M. ) (1967)

Randy was a great Musician, Singer, Recording Artist and Song Writer. He loved his music, songs and most of all his fans. Only now are we learning what he contributed to Country Music. We had been apart for years but recently reconnected. My heart is deeply saddened we did not get to spend more time together in recent years. You are deeply missed. Rest In Peace.

Your Brother,


Class of 1967

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