Randle & Larry
In today’s world where CD music projects almost litter the streets and some type of band is rehearsing in every other garage or basement on the block, it’s exceptionally rare to find a group with a true history, and one with two lead vocalists who have logged over 3 million airplays on radio.
Randle Chowning and Larry Michael Lee began their partnership together by being on the ground floor of the formation of the Ozark Mountain Daredevils in 1971. Chowning sang the band’s first chart success “If You Wanna Get To Heaven (you gotta raise a little hell)” in 1973. One year later Lee wrote and sang “Jackie Blue”, the group’s classic radio smash hit.
By the early 1980’s both singer/songwriters had parted company with the Daredevils and released solo projects on major labels. Lee relocated to Nashville, TN where he flourished as a writer and producer and also toured with Jimmy Buffett. He produced numerous Gold and Platinum CD’s for Alabama and Restless Heart among others.
A decade later Chowning also moved to Nashville where he continued his songwriting and ultimately once again teamed up with Lee in 2005 to record and released Beyond Reach, a collection of original songs backed by some of Nashville’s most versatile studio musicians. Chowning and Lee have now released two more CD's under the Beyond Reach moniker.
2015 found both Chowning and Lee receiving the Quill Award and induction into the Writers Hall of Fame.
Moving into 2017, Chowning and Lee continue to write and release new music, and to perform live concerts.