Grammy award winning songwriter Randy Thomas is best known for co-writing the crossover hit “Butterfly Kisses.” Written with Bob Carlisle, “Butterfly Kisses” was the phenomenon that topped multiple charts, staying at #1 on A.C. radio for seven weeks.
“Butterfly Kisses” won National Academy of Recording Arts and Science’s “Country Song of the Year” plus multiple Gospel Music Association Dove Awards, multiple ASCAP awards, multiple NSAI awards, CMA awards, and Nashville Music Award for Song of the Year.
“Butterfly Kisses” was recorded by Bob Carlisle, The Raybon Brothers, Jeff Carson and Sir Cliff Richard. It has sold more than 4 million units combined. The song’s message has spawned multiple family and children’s books, and a full-length movie is in discussion.
Randy’s first #1 country song was “Why’d You Come In Here Lookin’ Like That?” recorded by Dolly Parton. Since then, Hank Williams Jr., Englebert Humperdinck, Collin Raye, Ty England, The Wiggans, Highway 101, Lila McCann, Mel McDaniels, and many others have recorded Randy Thomas compositions.
Randy also toured for two years with Shania Twain and her husband, Mutt Lange (producer of such acts as Def Leppard, the Cars, Bryan Adams) in support of the phenomenal multi-platinum success of “The Woman In Me,” worldwide.
In the Contemporary Christian Music field, Randy formed the band ALLIES with vocalist Bob Carlisle. They cowrote, produced, and performed together for nine years. ALLIES’ #1 radio singles include “Devil Is A Liar”, “Take Me Back”, and “In My Life.” Prior to this Randy wrote, recorded, and toured with Sweet Comfort Band. Their #1 radio singles include “Good Feelin’”, “You Need A Reason” and “Valerie.” Randy wrote, produced, engineered and performed in the duo Identical Strangers. #1 singles include “Extraordinary Love” and “Julianna Wilson.” In Contemporary Christian Worship music, Randy has written many modern hymns such as “I Want To Praise You, Lord,” and “We Must Wait On the Lord.”
Randy’s newest project is the contemporary worship CD “Randy Thomas / GraceSongs Volume 1.” This collection of 12 new songs includes guest vocal performances by Rick Florian (Whiteheart) and Scott Riggan (I Love You Lord). Songs include “I Stand In Awe” and “I Surrender”. This CD is being sold in foreign markets through Ministry Partners International and domestically through randythomasmusic.com
2010- Texas Music Awards Nominee for Producer of the Year.