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How did you get started with Chet

Randy wrote “To B or not to B” and “Waltz for the Lonely” among others. Randy’s song “So Soft Your Goodbye” won a Grammy award for Chet Atkins and Mark Knopfler in 1991.Randy Goodrum was inducted into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2000.Randy divides his time between projects in the Los Angeles area and also in Nashville. His most current CD “JaR” is a collaboration with songwriter Jay Graydon. speed dating

TR: How did you get started with Chet? I played briefly on the road with Roy Orbison and I was playing on a Roy Orbison session with a guy named Steve Schaefer, and I told Steve that I had heard the piano player gig for Lynn Anderson was coming open. So I mentioned that and Steve told me, “You ought to go try out to play with Jerry Reed, I think he’d really like what you do.” So I went out there and Jerry was working on “Lightning Rod” while I was there. So I auditioned for Jerry learning how to play that song.

 

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