Randy Thomas

Randy Thomas is listed in the credits for the following albums:

Year Artist Album Role
1977 Sweet Comfort Band Sweet Comfort Songwriter, Guitars, Vocals
1978 Karen Lafferty Sweet Communion Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar, Background Vocals
1978 Sweet Comfort Band Breakin' the Ice Songwriter, Guitars, Vocals
1979 Sweet Comfort Band Hold On Tight! Songwriter, Guitars, Vocals
1980 The Archers Celebrate Live! Songwriter
1981 Sweet Comfort Band Hearts of Fire! Songwriter, Electric and Acoustic Guitars, Vocals
1982 Sweet Comfort Band Cutting Edge Songwriter, Guitars, Vocals
1983 Leslie Phillips Beyond Saturday Night Guitars
1984 Sweet Comfort Band Perfect Timing Songwriter, Guitars, Lead and Background Vocals
1985 Sweet Comfort Band Prime Time Songwriter, Guitars, Lead and Background Vocals
1985 Bryan Duncan Have Yourself Committed Guitars
1985 Allies Allies Producer, Songwriter, Bass, Guitars, Vocals
1986 Allies Virtues Producer, Songwriter, Guitars, Vocals
1987 Contagious Be Ready Producer, Engineer
1987 Allies Shoulder to Shoulder Producer, Songwriter, Engineer, Guitars, Vocals
1987 Bryan Duncan Whistlin' In The Dark Guitars
1988 Contagious Free Indeed Producer, Engineer, Songwriter
1989 Bryan Duncan Strong Medicine Guitars
1989 Allies Long Way from Paradise Producer, Engineer, Mixed, Arranger, Songwriter, Lead and Rhythm Guitars, Lead Vocals ("Rock of Salvation")
1990 Allies The River Producer, Engineer, Songwriter, Guitars, Guitar Solos, Vocals
1992 Allies Man With A Mission Producer, Songwriter, Recorded, Guitars, Vocals
1994 Bob Carlisle The Hope Of A Man Songwriter, Horns Engineer
1995 Sweet Comfort Band The Light Years Songwriter, Guitars, Vocals
1995 Geoff Moore & The Distance Home Run Guitar
1996 Bob Carlisle Shades of Grace Songwriter
1997 Bob Carlisle Butterfly Kisses (Shades of Grace) Songwriter
1997 Identical Strangers Identical Strangers Producer, Engineer, Songwriter, Guitars, Loops, Claps, Background Vocals
1998 Bob Carlisle Stories From The Heart Songwriter
2000 Bob Carlisle Nothing But The Truth Songwriter
2001 Sweet Comfort Band Definitive Collection Songwriter, Electric and Acoustic Guitars, Vocals
2013 Sweet Comfort Band The Waiting Is Over Producer, Songwriter, Guitars, Vocals
Award Organization Year Award Name Song
GMA Dove 1997 Inspirational Recorded Song of the Year Butterfly Kisses
GMA Dove 1997 Song of the Year Butterfly Kisses
Grammy 1997 Best Country Song Butterfly Kisses

Randy Thomas

Nov 15, 1954

Grammy award winning songwriter Randy Thomas is best known for co-writing the crossover hit “Butterfly Kisses.” Written with Bob Carlisle, “Butterfly Kisses” was the phenomenon that topped multiple charts, staying at #1 on A.C. radio for seven weeks.

“Butterfly Kisses” won National Academy of Recording Arts and Science’s “Country Song of the Year” plus multiple Gospel Music Association Dove Awards, multiple ASCAP awards, multiple NSAI awards, CMA awards, and Nashville Music Award for Song of the Year. “Butterfly Kisses” was recorded by Bob Carlisle, The Raybon Brothers, Jeff Carson and Sir Cliff Richard. It has sold more than 4 million units combined. The song’s message has spawned multiple family and children’s books, and a full-length movie is in discussion.

Randy’s first #1 country song was “Why’d You Come In Here Lookin’ Like That?” recorded by Dolly Parton. Since then, Hank Williams Jr., Englebert Humperdinck, Collin Raye, Ty England, The Wiggans, Highway 101, Lila McCann, Mel McDaniels, and many others have recorded Randy Thomas compositions.

Randy also toured for two years with Shania Twain and her husband, Mutt Lange (producer of such acts as Def Leppard, the Cars, Bryan Adams) in support of the phenomenal multi-platinum success of “The Woman In Me,” worldwide.

In the Contemporary Christian Music field, Randy formed the band ALLIES with vocalist Bob Carlisle. They cowrote, produced, and performed together for nine years. ALLIES’ #1 radio singles include “Devil Is A Liar”, “Take Me Back”, and “In My Life.” Prior to this Randy wrote, recorded, and toured with Sweet Comfort Band. Their #1 radio singles include “Good Feelin’”, “You Need A Reason” and “Valerie.” Randy wrote, produced, engineered and performed in the duo Identical Strangers. #1 singles include “Extraordinary Love” and “Julianna Wilson.” In Contemporary Christian Worship music, Randy has written many modern hymns such as “I Want To Praise You, Lord,” and “We Must Wait On the Lord.”

In 2010- Texas Music Awards Nominated Randy for Producer of the Year.

“Randy Thomas / GraceSongs Volume 1” is a collection of 12 new songs that includes guest vocal performances by Rick Florian (Whiteheart) and Scott Riggan (I Love You Lord). Songs include “I Stand In Awe” and “I Surrender”. This CD is being sold in foreign markets through Ministry Partners International and domestically through randythomasmusic.com

Randy’s latest project took an unexpected turn: Sweet Comfort Band has reunited! After working for three years on a serious comeback collection of new songs, the latest SCB project, titled The Waiting Is Over was released in 2013.

Most recently, Randy serves as the Director of Worship at Westminster Presbyterian Church in Fort Myers, Florida.

Where are they Now: 

Randy released his book SongStory in 2022. It is a songwriter's faith journey from the Jesus Movement to Butterfly Kisses.

Sep 30, 2020

I’m glad to share with you my conversation with Randy Thomas. Randy is currently the worship leader at a church in Ft. Meyers Florida. But before his tenure as a pastor, he was a member of the Sweet Comfort Band for nearly a decade before moving on to start the band the Allies. Oh yea, and he also wrote a little song called Butterfly Kisses with his songwriting partner Bob Carlisle.

Created by: siremidor on 26-July-2010 - Last Edited by siremidor on 02-March-2022