Lipscomb University Taps Randy Goodman

Randy Goodman joins Lipscomb as executive-in-residence.

Entertainment industry veteran and former Lyric Street Records Pres. Randy Goodman was recently appointed executive-in-residence at Lipscomb University’s College of Business. Goodman graduated from Lipscomb with a political science degree.

“Randy brings a tremendous amount of experience in the entertainment and music industries. He has a keen business sense and has a good understanding of the mission and scope of Lipscomb University. We are very fortunate to have him lend his knowledge and expertise to us and to share it with our students,” said Turney Stevens, dean of the College of Business.

A Nashville native, Goodman started Nashville-based Lyric Street Records for the Walt Disney Co., in 1997 and served as president until the record label closed in 2010. Lyric Street Records was home to multi-platinum selling artists Rascal Flatts, SHeDAISY and Aaron Tippin as well as American Idol alums Josh Gracin and Bucky Covington. In his 30-year career, Goodman has worked with artists including Waylon Jennings, Dolly Parton, the Judds, Alabama, Clint Black and the Dave Matthews Band and held a variety of positions in artist development, marketing and sales. In 1990, Goodman moved to RCA NY to work as senior vice president in marketing for RCA Records globally. He also served as executive vice president and general manager of the RCA Label Group in Nashville.

Goodman currently co-chairs the Music City Music Council with Nashville Mayor Karl Dean. He is a member of the Country Music Association board of directors and served as president and chairman of the board in 2008 and 2009. He is also a trustee for the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum.

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