Bluegrass has always been built on a solid foundation of old and new, but scarcely in such a lucky combination as with Randy Waller. Being the son of Country Gentlemen legend Charlie Waller, he brings a great name and a family heritage into his music. On the other side, he belongs to the newer generation and went his own way in the music business before he returned to pristine bluegrass.
Randy works with the same innovation which once brought his dad to the top of the bluegrass world with the Country Gentlemen, a group which was formed in July of 1957. Randy grew up with the music of the Country Gentlemen, and people like Eddie Adcock, Jimmy Gaudreau, Jerry Douglas, Doyle Lawson, Ricky Scaggs, Bill Yates, and many others were a part of the family. In the summertime, he went on tour with his dad and learned bluegrass from scratch, and during the rest of the year after school he made a little career in performing country music.
Randy eventually returned to his "bluegrass family" by joining the Gents in 2003, fulfilling one of his dad's hopes and dreams. Randy, always the biggest fan of his dad, was an appropriate choice to take over and continue the band following Charlie Waller's death in August of 2004. "To be able to replace him as the lead singer and guitar player with the Country Gentlemen is a dream come true," he said. Today, Randy is making his own way in his own creative style, but he continues to sing the trademark songs of Charlie Waller & the Country Gentlemen.
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