Introducing Randy Albright
If the artists who have recorded his songs are any indication, the National Catholic Register got it right when they dubbed him “the Johnny Cash of Catholic Music.” Country music legends like Vince Gill, Alabama, Diamond Rio, Alan Jackson, Faith Hill, Charley Pride, and Tammy Wynette are some of the artists who have immortalized his compositions.
While enjoying success as a songwriter and performer in Music City (a.k.a. Nashville, Tennesee), Randy longed for something greater, something higher, something sacred. In the midst of his career as a working musician in the secular music scene, after recording more than a hundred songs, Randy was inspired to compose a new melodic version of the Divine Mercy Chaplet. Though his faith had always been firmly rooted in the Catholicism he had grown up with, his music was about to undergo a spiritual conversion. In 2008, Randy fulfilled a promise to his Lord, to honor His Mother by recording “A Musical Celebration of Mary,” an album of finely crafted, country-tinged songs giving tribute to “the Woman” of salvation history.
Randy got some of his spirituality from the Felician Sisters and Crosier Fathers at St. Mary of the Assumption school in Bronson, Michigan, where he grew up. “The Mother of God continues to bring me ever closer to her Son Jesus,” he says. Through live performances, TV appearances, his “Catholic Country” radio program, and in his music ministry, Randy loves to bring audiences to a deeper understanding and a greater appreciation of Mary and her important role in the salvation of mankind.
With, for, and through Mary, Randy uses his gift of music to bring people closer to her Son.
An interview with AirMaria
“A Musical Celebration Of Mary” Sampler
“Let Me Live,” a pro-life song
Learn more about Randy Albright and his music at his iKahnRecords website. Here’s the quick link to the “Listening Room,” where you can sample many songs. For full-length songs, check out the Playlist at YouTube.
Here’s a gem to get you started, a bluegrass-influenced song directed to Mary, with words from Joseph’s perspective: Hurry Mary.