After 6 years, Randy Travis has a new song entitled “One in a Row.” Warner Music Nashville has shared this previously unreleased song by the Country Music Hall of Fame member.
Randy Travis’ “One in a Row”
Travis sings about missing a longtime love. This is something of a poignant and meaningful song because the country music star is taking a break from his beloved music career to focus on his recovery and relationship with his wife, Mary.
The song was recorded before his near-fatal stroke in 2013. After which, he released his two final records, Influence: The Man I Am Vol. 1 and Vol. 2. Travis covered many songs that greatly impact his neo-traditional style over the years. The first volume included a tribute to George Jones who had passed away that same year. The song “Tonight I’m Playing Possum” was written by Travis’ long-time friend and producer Keith Gattis.
Penned by his longtime collaborators, Buddy Jewell, and Thom McHugh, the heartbreaking ballad is Travis’ first new song in six years. And, it comes out of the heels of the release of his new book: Forever and Ever, Amen: A Memoir of Music, Faith, and Braving the Storms of Life
Travis is in the middle of promoting his new book. The memoir centralizes on his working-class childhood troubled youth, to his career, broken marriage, and more. Fans will get the chance to see his life story unfold. He spilled his thoughts on his new memoir in a press conference he did to announce its launch:
“I didn’t really feel I had a book to write until I stood on the distant shore and looked back over the ripples my life has made — on myself and on others. My songs were the stories of my life and I learned from those who listened, they were theirs too — my fans inspired me and continue to do so. I learned a lot about myself going back through the chronicles of my past. In my waning years of ability I have a clearer picture of the past. It’s an interesting game of patience to sit and wait for the clocks of time to expose so much. As the candle burns, it is time to share the history that made me who I am, tell the backstory to some of my songs, give insight to the challenges I faced, and reflect on the blessings through it all.”
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Listen to “One in a Row” now!