"Randy Stonehill" (born March 12, 1952) is an American singer/songwriter from Stockton, California, best known for being one of the so called "grandfathers" of "contemporary Christian" music.
Stonehill's first album, ''Born Twice'' was released in 1971, with financial help from Pat Boone. The album was recorded for a mere $US 800, and according to Stonehill, it "sounds like every penny of it!" (Interviewer in 1994: "When will ''Born Twice'' be released on CD?" Stonehill: "When someone in charge makes a grave error in judgment.")
A year later, Stonehill made his film acting debut in ''The Blob'' sequel, ''Beware! The Blob'' (also known as ''Son of Blob''). Also that year, Stonehill wrote "Your Love Broke Through" with Todd Fishkind and Keith Green, which would be recorded by numerous artists over the years including Stonehill himself, Phil Keaggy, Russ Taff and others.
In 1976, Stonehill released the Larry Norman produced ''Welcome to Paradise'', with Andy Johns (The Who, Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin) doing the engineering. ''Welcome to Paradise'' has become somewhat of a landmark album for the songwriter. Norman would also produce the followup, ''The Sky I...
|Born||March 12 1952|
|Origin||Stockton, California, United States|
|Genre||Contemporary Christian music|