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July 12

Celebrating the “Forever and Ever, Amen” Gospel Song at 30

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Can you believe it? Randy Travis song “Forever and Ever, Amen” is already 30 years old! It was definitely a historic date (June 13, 1987) because on that day, his song reached the top of the charts and it stayed for three weeks.

“Forever and Ever, Amen” is his debut single from the album Always & Forever, which also landed on the top spot and sold more than 5 million units.

The song written by Paul Overstreet and Don Schiltz earned the North Carolina native multiple awards, including a Grammy award for the Best Country & Western Song and “Song of the Year” at the Academy of Country Music awards.

“I Won’t Need You Anymore (Always & Forever)” and “Too Gone Too Long,” are the other two singles that landed in the top. However, only “Forever and Ever, Amen” had multiple weeks run at number one.

This song is just one of his 16 chart-topping singles. He also had a pretty successful career. He got multiple country icon awards like the ACM and the CMA single of the Year in1987. The most recent top song he had was “Three Wooden Crosses” in 2002.

His songs “Forever and Ever, Amen,” “On the Other Hand,” and “Diggin’ Up Bones” helped usher in a new wave of country music. It was one of of the pioneers of the neo-traditionalist movement, the North Carolina native is credited with helping bring traditional country songs back into the mainstream.

Here’s the official music video for “Forever and Ever, Amen” and the lyrics as well. Enjoy!

“Forever and Ever, Amen”

You may think that I’m talking foolish

You’ve heard that I’m wild and I’m free

You may wonder how I can promise you now

This love, that I feel for you, always will be

You’re not just time that I’m killing

I’m no longer one of those guys

As sure as I live this love that I give

Is gonna be yours until the day that I die – oh, baby

I’m gonna love you forever, forever and ever, amen

As long as old men sit and talk about the weather

As long as old women sit and talk about old men

If you wonder how long I’ll be faithful

I’ll be happy to tell you again

I’m gonna love you forever and ever, forever and ever, amen

They say that time takes it’s toll on a body

Makes the young girls brown hair turn grey

But honey, I don’t care, I ain’t in love with your hair

And if it all fell out, well, I’d love you anyway

They say that time can play tricks on a memory,

make people forget things they knew.

well, it’s easy to see it’s happening to me

I’ve already forgotten every woman but you – oh, darling

I’m gonna love you forever, forever and ever, amen

As long as old men sit and talk about the weather

As long as old women sit and talk about old men

If you wonder how long I’ll be faithful

well, just listen to how this song ends

I’m gonna love you forever and ever, forever and ever, amen

I’m gonna love you forever and ever, forever and ever, forever and ever, forever and ever, amen

Be sure to share this milestone anniversary with other Randy Travis fans!


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