2013 Legend Member
Randy Sorrells

 

      Randy Sorrells grew up in Cumming, Georgia. From a musical family, he began playing steel at the age of 13. His father was well known local gospel singer, Bob Sorrells. With his several talented children, Bob formed the Sorrells Family Band and later The Bob Sorrells Troupe. These groups are where Randy got his start as a steel player. Even then he was particularly well known for his duplication of Weldon Myrick’s parts on the Connie Smith hits of the day that his sister Shelia sang. 

     During the 1970’s, 80, and 90’s Randy was a mainstay on the Atlanta country music club scene. He and his drummer brother, Stan, worked The Silver Saddle, The West Texas Music Club, The Buckboard, Cowboys and others over the years.  While playing at “The Nightclub" in Smyrna, Georgia, Paul Davis’s engineer heard Randy and hired him to work at Webb 4 Studios in Atlanta. At Webb 4 Randy recorded with many acts including James Stroud, Ed Seay, Joe South, and Alisha Bridges.  He also worked for producer Doug Johnson at Mater Sound in Atlanta.

After many years on the Atlanta club and recording scene, Randy moved to Nashville where he toured with Brad Hawkins and then had a ten year stint with Montgomery Gentry. While with Montgomery Gentry, he performed on the CMA’s, AMA’s, Music Magazine Awards Show, the Grand Ole Opry, and many tv talks shows. He was in the movie “Crazy Heart” that starred Jeff Bridges. However, Randy is most proud of his part in the Montgomery Gentry tours for the troops in Iraq.
Randy now lives in the Nashville area and is pursuing a career as a record producer. His philosophy is to incorporate steel guitar in to all style of music, new and old.

 
 
   
   
         

 

 
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