Inducted 2000 Randy Elmore
In August of 1975 Randy joined Red Stagall and the Coleman County Cowboys and oured the United States and Europe until the end of 1980. In April of 1981 Randy went to work for Lone Star Gas Co. as a heavy equipment operator and later became supervisor of a pipeline construction crew. After three years of pipelining Randy found himself traveling more for the gas company than he did when he was playing music for a living. Randy was offered a job with country singer Reba McEntire, so he quit pipelining and went back on the road playing the fiddle. After eleven months Randy was offered a job with singer Mel Tillis which lasted until the end of 1992.
At the beginning of 1993 Randy went to work for himself as a freelance musician doing recording sessions, concerts, shows, and dances under his own name. Randy also teaches fiddle camp workshops around the country for six weeks every year. Randy has five albums to his credit and has played fiddle, mandolin, and guitar on about 100 albums for other singers and musicians.Randy won the Texas State Fiddling Championship in 1975, 76, and won the World Fiddling Championship in 1978and 1984. Throughout his career he has won first place and grand champion in over 500 contests. In 1998 Randy was voted "Instrumentalist of the Year" at theLincoln County Cowboy Symposium in Ruidoso, New Mexico. In 1999 Randy was inducted into the "Western Swing Hall of Fame" in Sacramento, California.
In 1973 Randy married Deborah Allbright and they have two sons, Jody and Jerry. At this writing Randy and Deborah also have three grandsons. Randy has achieved Texas, United States, and World titles for his fiddling abilities and readily admits that his talents are a gift from God. Randy has said many times, "as long as the good Lord will allow me to make a sound on the fiddle and folks will keep coming to hear me play, Iím going to keep fiddling."