Randy Barlow, born Hugh Randall Moore, March 29, 1943 in Detroit, Michigan is an American Country Music recording artist. Between 1976 and 1984, he released four albums. In the same time span, he charted twenty singles on the Billboard U.S. country charts, including four that reached the Top 10.
1964–1976 / Early career: In 1964, Barlow was offered a job as an emcee and road manager for Dick Clark's Caravan of Stars tour. One of his duties was driver and road manager for first-wave British invasion band, Herman's Hermits. This experience gave Barlow a taste of the touring life and a resolve to make music his career. In 1966 Barlow moved to California and pursued a career as a recording artist where he released his first single, "Color Blind," on the Mercury label, followed by four records that charted in the top 100 Country Bilboard Hits.
1976–1984 / Recording career: Barlow's big break came in 1976, with a move to Nashville and his release of the Burt Bacharach/Hal David tune "24 Hours from Tulsa," which charted in the top 20. This was followed by four top 10 country singles from 1977 to 1979: "Slow and Easy," "No Sleep Tonight," "Fall in Love with Me Tonight," and "Sweet Melinda," with Barlow garnering songwriting credits on the last 3 songs. Barlow toured nationally while releasing eight more singles and four albums. He opened for such famous acts as Conway Twitty, Loretta Lynn, and Dolly Parton.
1984-Present: Randy Barlow continues to write songs and perform. He perfected his acting career, with roles in two movies, ”Hannah Montana, The Movie” and “Country Strong”. On September 2, 2015, Barlow was inducted into the Traditional Country Music Hall of Fame in LaMars, Iowa and the following year, on August 20, 2016, he was inducted into the Michigan Country Music Hall Of Fame in West Branch, Michigan.
“Thank you, Randy, for your unlimited energy, talent, devotion and dedication, and your help in preserving, performing and promoting ‘authentic’ countrymusic” – Bob Everhart, President, National Country Music Association
Video: Meet Randy Barlow
"It was wonderful to hear from you, Randy. Our days with the Caravan of Stars are long gone, but I remember you with great fondness.” – Dick Clark, 1997
“[Randy was a] delight to have on my show... did a great job!” – Porter Wagoner, 1980
1979 Country Music Association Award (CMA) nominee for Best New Male Vocalist.
1980 Cash Box Magazine Country Album Award Winner, New Male Vocalist.
2015 Inductee National Traditional Country Music Association Hall of Fame.
2016 “Celebrity Inductee” into the Michigan Country Music Hall of Fame in West Branch, Michigan
Television and Movie Appearances
Pop Goes the Country
The Porter Wagoner Show
Hannah Montana The Movie
“Hi, I’m Randy Leitner, President of the Michigan Country Music Hall Of Fame. I would like to introduce Randy Barlow, our 2016 Celebrity Inductee into the Michigan Country Music Hall Of Fame. Randy is a professional singer and songwriter, a very jovial individual who knows how to create a happy, funloving show.” – Randy Leitner, President Michigan Country Music Hall Of Fame