80 Million Records and Counting… The Christian Music Publishing Legacy of Randy Cox

Aug 26, 2017

What do you give someone who’s placed songs that have sold on over 80 million records worldwide, including Barbara Streisand, Amy Grant, Michael W. Smith, Rich Mullins, and countless others? You give him a lot of respect. Randy Cox was one of the first major Christian music publishers swept up in what was to become Contemporary Christian Music.

Working alongside industry greats such as Bill Gaither, Bob McKenzie, Joe Huffman, Donna Hilley, and many other behind-the-scenes executives who helped shape what we now know as CCM and even modern worship, Randy Cox has made an indelible mark on Christian music. Listening to Randy talk about hearing “Father’s Eyes” (Chapman) for the first time, realizing how special it was, and pitching it to Brown Bannister for then unknown Amy Grant is remarkable, as well as signing a young upstart named Michael W. Smith.

Co-author of a new book called “Winds of Heaven, Stuff of Earth: Spiritual Conversations Inspired by the Life and Lyrics of Rich Mullins,” Randy reminisces about working with Rich and the power of his musical ideas, motifs, and personal quirkiness. Randy believes Mullins is the greatest poet of our time and represents eleven unknown Mullins’ songs presently unrecorded.

Randy Cox is one of the most remarkable music publishers in the history of Christian music and his legacy continues to grow as he mentors and coaches songwriters through his own company. He offers valuable songwriting insights that every serious songwriter can utilize in their songwriting immediately to move beyond “surface” writing to more thoughtful songs that effect deep change in the hearts of listeners.

You can connect with Randy on Facebook, or drop him an email at Randy.SongConsultant@gmail.com.

The new Rich Mullins book is available from Amazon.com at this link: https://www.amazon.com/Winds-Heaven-Stuff-Earth-Conversations/dp/1683970403/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1503012258&sr=8-4&keywords=Rich+Mullins+book

For more information visit www.nashvillechristiansongwriters.com and join the Successful Christian Songwriters Group on Facebook!

John Chisum

John Chisum is a pioneer in the Christian music business, serving alongside people such as Bill & Gloria Gaither, Twila Paris, Paul Baloche, Don Moen, and many more. As President of Nashville Christian Songwriters, John seeks to empower Christian songwriters worldwide to discover and fulfill their call to write.

This Post Has 3 Comments

  1. Bruce Woodman

    Good evening, I am trying to find out if there is any way to get sheet music for Rich Mullin’s previously unreleased song “The Joy of Jesus”. If you could either please let me know how I could get it or pass onto me another contact, I would appreciate it.


  2. James Houtz

    I cannot find the Artist responsible for the song “I’m the One” I’ve been searching every publisher’s websites and no one seems to know. Can you help.? I have heard this song on UTube sung be Joseph Larson and Janet Paschal but there was no recognition given to the author

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