Randall King Announces Major-Label Debut Album, ‘Shot Glass’

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Yve Assad

Some more great news today to start 2022 off right.

Randall King has announced a new full-length album, Shot Glass, which will be released on March 18.

The new album will be Randall’s major-label debut after signing with Warner Music Nashville in 2019.

His first release with Warner, Leanna, was an EP that dropped in 2020 named after his late sister. And he also has an “underground EP,” Honky Tonk BS, that’s only been available for purchase at his live shows (still need to get to a show so I can get my hands on one of those).

But Shot Glass will be Randall’s first full-length album since his self-titled debut in 2018.

And the cool part about the new album that I absolutely love: Shot Glass will feature 11 songs (eight of which are co-written by Randall), all centered around a night out at the bar and a different point of view from someone in the room.

Randall’s already given us a taste of some of those points of view with songs like “Record High,” “Baby Do,” and “You In a Honky Tonk,” all released last year.

And according to Randall, the new album is a long time coming:

“This record is four years in the making, and there are a lot of things I’ve gone through in those years.

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!”

We’ve been big on Randall here for awhile here, with his voice that’s a throwback to the greats like Randy Travis and Keith Whitley and his ability to effortlessly go from a steel-soaked heartbreaker to a honky tonk barn burner.

Between the new album, and heading out on tour with Tracy Lawrence and Clay Walker, I have a feeling that 2022 is going to be an absolutely MONSTER year for Randall King.

And I couldn’t be more pumped about it.

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