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Biography

Randy Branch, with his smooth, sometimes-gritty baritone and intelligent lyrics, is one of Alabama's most popular and respected performers. Originally from the Hattiesburg, Mississippi area, he has been playing music since the 1960s -inspired in part by his own dad, a guitar and mandolin player - and has also worked as a songwriter in Nashville.

Randy's band Oakley Hill was popular on college campuses from 1977-1984 and opened for the likes of Hank Williams, Jr., Alabama, Ricky Skaggs, Guy Clark, Johnny Paycheck, Townes Van Zandt, David Allan Coe and Steve Young.

While in Nashville as a writer in the mid-80s, he collaborated on songs with well-known writer Carmol Taylor, including the chart single "How'd You Sleep Without Me?", which is updated with an acoustic version on Branch's exciting new collection.

Considered by most people (with any sense) to be in the same singer/songwriter league as David Allan Coe, Jerry Jeff Walker, and of course, Johnny Cash.

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