Randy Brooks is inevitably introduced as “the man who wrote ‘Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer” – a work which earned him SESAC Songwriter of the Year and Song of the Year honors, spawned an animated Christmas special, musical toys, ornaments, greeting cards, apparel, video games, and inflatable yard abominations, and has been used in many a movie and TV show. “Grandma” is typical of the tongue-in cheek novelty songs for which Randy is known; his “Percy, the Puny Pointsettia” was also a million seller by virtue of sharing vinyl with “Grandma.” His “Will You Be Ready at the Plate When Jesus Throws the Ball” appeared under the closing credits of the Showtime movie “The Larry Doby Story.”
Randy has decades of performing credits, dating back to an appearance on the Ted Mack Amateur Hour while still in high school. He entertained U.S. troops with USO in Vietnam, Thailand, and Europe. More recently Randy was a guest performer with the Roanoke, Virginia Symphony Orchestra, made multiple appearances at Nashville’s Bluebird Café, and made his debut at the Frank Brown International Songwriters Festival in 2015. In addition to solo singer/songwriter appearances, he plays bass and sings with Dallas-based pool party band The Bad Monkeys. Randy has two CDs to his credit.