Whiskey Riff Song Of The Week: “The One You’re Waiting On” By Randall King

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Yve Assad

Happy Monday, y’all.

Today for the Song of the Week, we have a new one from Randall King, a cover of Alan Jackson’s “The One You’re Waiting On.”

It was originally included on Jackson’s 2015 Angels and Alcohol 20th studio album, and written by Adam Wright and Shannon Wright.

The single was sent to country radio in 2016, but failed to do much on the charts and ultimately fizzled out without a whole lot of traction, which is a shame, because it really is a gorgeous song.

Randall says he was blown away from the first time he heard it, saying previously he always believed it should’ve been a #1 hit:

“The first time I heard this song, I had it playing in my truck and was just blown away, pretty sure I missed a turn. The song is just incredible.

I have sung along to it so many times runnin’ down the highway. I have always loved it and you can hear my passion for this song reflected in my vocals. I’m beyond excited to have this one out there.”

He stayed very true to the original production, and per the usual, his twangy, pure Texas vocals sound great.

Randall also announced the other day that he has a new album coming this fall, so it’s likely that this one will make the final cut once we get more details on an official title, release date, tracklist and all of that good stuff.

“The One You’re Waiting On”

“The One You’re Waiting On” was also featured on the Whiskey Riff New Music Friday Playlist, along with tons of other great new releases from this past week in country music.

Turn it up, tell your friends, and as always, make sure to subscribe to the official Whiskey Riff Channel for more great country music playlists.

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