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Sony Music Publishing Nashville Signs Randall King to Global Deal


Sony Music Publishing Nashville today announced the signing of West Texas native Randall King, celebrated by Holler as “the genre's neo-traditional figurehead,” to a global publishing agreement.  

King has emerged as one of today’s most promising new voices in country music, amassing over 300 million streams with singles like “You In A Honky Tonk,” “Hey Cowgirl” and “Mirror, Mirror.” He’s kept the twang alive in country’s mainstream while also earning acclaim through deeply personal EPs like 2020’s Leanna, and his 2022 major label album debut, Shot Glass. 

King released his sophomore major-label album Into The Neon earlier this year, with inspiration drawn from the hues of neon that backlit his budding career – inclusive of the glowing skies in the plains of West Texas where he was raised and the radiant signs of the nearly 150 honky tonks he performs in each year. The project left Nashville Lifestyles proclaiming he “stakes a sonic claim where a cosmic expanse of starlight meets the energetic buzz of a roadside honky tonk,” while Texas Monthly declared “his Texas bona fides are unimpeachable.”

Randall King said, “Can’t begin to say how excited I am to be joining Sony Music Publishing! It’s a new era of writing for me and I couldn’t have joined a better team!”

Into The Neon was released on January 26 and features songs including “When My Baby’s in Boots” co-written by SMP songwriters Trannie Anderson, Jordan Walker and Michael Carter, “Hard to Be Humble,” co-written by SMP’s Ben Hayslip, as well as songs written by artists including Mitchell Tenpenny, Will Jones and “World on Fire” hitmaker Nate Smith. 

King is currently headlining shows across the US and has tour dates slated across Europe later in 2024.  

Director, Creative A&R, Sony Music Publishing Nashville Aubrey Landon said, “We are thrilled to champion Randall as he continues to bring a fresh take on traditional country music. His music resonates with authenticity, and we could not be happier to start this next chapter together.”

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