Music with Eddie Rowley
Forever And Ever, Amen: A Memoir Of Music, Faith, And Braving The Storms Of Life sees the singer and songwriter opening up for the first time and sharing the deeply personal stories of his life.
“As the candle burns, it’s time to share the history that made me who I am, tell the back-story to some of my songs, give insight into the challenges I faced, and reflect on the blessings through all of it,” says Travis ( above).
Randy, who has notched up 18 number one hits, will delve into his troubled, working-class childhood in North Carolina.
He writes about his turbulent teenage years drinking and stealing cars, and his tense relationship with his father.
Then there is the rise to superstardom as a country songwriter and singer, leading to 40 years of music and acting. Travis changed the course of country music in 1986 with the release of his album, Storms Of Life.
He shares the highs that came after playing ‘Forever And Ever, Amen’ for the first time.
Randy also talks about his faith and how it has helped him to cope with the biggest challenges that life threw at him. He was so near to death in 2013 that he flatlined three times and doctors advised removing him from life support.
The star had contracted viral cardiomyopathy after a viral upper respiratory infection. Three days later, he suffered a massive stroke and had surgery to relieve pressure on his brain.
Randy says the road back has been gruelling but, with the help of his wife, Mary, and rigorous physical therapy, he continues to make improvements in his speaking, walking and, yes, singing.
AMERICAN country music legend Randy Travis will release a book charting his remarkable life this May as he turns 70.