Beginning in high school, Randy had already become a Minister of Music in Memphis, TN, directing the Sanctuary Choir at First Baptist Church, Cordova. Upon graduating with a Church Music degree, he moved to California to become Minister of Music in Orange County, CA. After several years there, Randy moved back to Memphis to become Minister of Music at First Evangelical Church, tripling the size and creating area interest with the 32 piece orchestra, drama and staging at the annual Christmas and Easter presentations.
In the late 1970’s, Randy began his music publishing career in Nashville. Starting at Paragon Music with Bill Gaither, Ronn Huff and Bob MacKenzie, Randy soon discovered and developed the early writing career of Michael W. Smith, Gary Chapman and others. By 1981, Randy had founded Meadowgreen Music with Sony Music and signed Michael, Gary, Rich Mullins, Greg Nelson, Geron Davis and dozens of other writers and arrangers. Within a year, the company was creating print projects for Youth, Children and Adult choirs, selling hundreds of thousands of copies. Top songs of that period include: Thy Word, Great Is the Lord, How Majestic Is Your Name, Holy Ground, Tennessee Christmas, Friends, Sing Your Praise to the Lord and hundreds more.
In 1994, Randy created a new company with Sony ATV Music, publishing award-winning songs for Point of Grace and many other Christian artists. The company is now co-owned with Brentwood-Benson/Universal Music Publishing and includes Keep the Candle Burning, One King and hundreds more.
Over the past 7 years, Randy has produced over 400 choral, instrumental and children’s titles and published over 700 new titles for several companies. Randy’s new focus on writing now includes pieces published by Lorenz, Hope, Choristers Guild, Hal Leonard, Word, Lifeway, St. James, Lillenas and others.
Randy Cox is currently the Music Publishing Consultant for LifeWay Worship Resources in Nashville, TN. With this new relationship, comes the opportunity to develop both songwriters and songs, while expanding the reach of the song catalogs. In the three months, Randy has secured a song on American Idol Winner and New Country Artist of the Year, Scotty McCreery with his soon to be released "Christmas with Scotty McCreery." Scotty is a committed Christian and shares his faith every concert. Randy will also develop print projects for adult, youth and children with LifeWay.