Randy Kimbrough graduated from The University of North Alabama with a degree in commercial music. Randy studied with producer Terry Woodford who served on Board of Directors of The National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences, Nashville Chapter, and was Chairman of the Board for The Alabama Music Hall of Fame. While at U.N.A., Randy worked as an assistant engineer at Broadway Sound Recording Studio.
Upon graduation Randy moved to Tulsa and joined the contemporary Christian band Spiritwind. The band toured the U.S. as well as Canada, South Africa and Zimbabwe. Sprirtwind made several T.V. appearances including a music show in Africa equivalent to our MTV. They recorded one album with Castle Records and in 1984 were voted by a C.C.M. magazine readers poll as one of the top 100 bands in Christian music.
Randy then moved back home to the Muscle Shoals area and joined the country band Mountain Breeze. The band was an opening act for some of the biggest names in country music including George Strait, Tammy Wynette, Vern Gosdin and the Bellamy Brothers.
After leaving Mountain Breeze, Randy joined with singer, songwriter and then CBS recording artist Billy Lawson. Billy’s songs have been recorded by some of the biggest artists in country music, including two #1 singles. Billy also had one song in the movie Next of Kin and was a regular on CMT’s T.V. series Gone Country. While with Billy, Randy recorded and performed several songs in the movie Blue Sky starring Tommy Lee Jones and Jessica Lange. Jessica won an Oscar for her performance.
Randy has performed with country artists Ken Mellons, Billy Yates, Billy Ryan and was the drummer for the stage production Stand by Your Man, the Tammy Wynette story, produced by Will Stutts.
Randy is currently holding down the drum chair for the Kerry Gilbert Band and is in the studio working on their first album and also working in the studio with various local artists.