Former Lyric Street prez named executive-in-residence at College of Business

By Kim Chaudoin on 2/17/2012


Entertainment industry veteran and former president of Disney's Lyric Street Records, Randy Goodman, was recently appointed executive-in-residence at Lipscomb University’s College of Business. Goodman attended Lipscomb earning a bachelor’s of science degree in political science from the University.

“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 also 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. The Council is a joint effort of the Mayors office, the Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce and the Nashville Convention & visitors Bureau to capitalize on Nashville’s identity as Music City and further drive economic.

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.