We’ve told you in the past about Brad Davis’ new TV show Commerce County Line. This weekend his guest on the show is Jon Randall. Jon has played guitar and sung with such bluegrass greats as Earl Scruggs and Sam Bush. He’s also an award winning songwriter, which is what the show is all about. I was able to catch up with Brad and ask him about his history with Jon. Here’s what he had to say.
I met Jon around 1979 hanging at a bluegrass festival. He was the small kid that was hanging around with my brother Greg and I. We picked together at many festivals in Texas. I moved to Nashville to pick with Ricky Skaggs and Jon’s dad asked if he could move in with me and he did around 1987. He delivered balloons in a gorilla suite and then onto Holly Dune, Sam bush, Emmylou Harris. He is also writer of Whiskey Lullaby written with Bill Anderson and this song was recorded by Alison Krauss and Brad Paisley, and won song of the year award.
Each episode of the show also includes a nationwide amateur songwriting contest. If you are interested in entering the Commerce County Line Songwriting Contest. Click here for details.