Randy Travis

Randy Travis  (born Randy Bruce Traywick; May 4, 1959) is an American singer, songwriter, guitarist, and actor.  Considered a pivotal figure in the history of country music, Travis broke through in the mid-1980’s with the release of his album Storms of Life, which sold more than four million copies.  The album established him as a major force in the Neotraditional country movement.  Travis has sold over 25 million records, and has earned 22 number-one hits, six number-one albums, six Grammy Awards, six CMA Awards, nine ACM Awards, 10 AMA Awards, eight Dove Awards, and a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.  (More from Wikipedia)
I was starting to listen to more country music myself by the late 1970’s; I was happily discovering country’s roots such as the Carter Family and Hank Williams Sr., and also a lot of the “outlaw country” crowd like Willie NelsonWaylon Jennings and David Allan Coe.  Many of the earliest alt-country artists also caught my ear (before anyone was even using the term), like Randy TravisLyle Lovettk.d. langand Hank Williams III; and some were simply country-flavored rock bands such as the Georgia Satellites and the Kentucky Headhunters
(January 2013)
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Paul OverstreetSowin’ Love – Paul Overstreet is a highly successful country music songwriter, penning 27 Top 10 hits including two #1 songs.  From what I can tell, most do not fall into the crossover category with one major exception, the Randy Travis hit “Forever and Ever, Amen”.  This is his second album, from 1989, and it is a gentle and highly enjoyable album that is loaded with fine songwriting. 
(December 2015)
Last edited: March 22, 2021