Randy Travis Memoir ‘Forever And Ever, Amen’ Set For Release In May

Randy Travis is opening up and sharing some intimate stories from his life and career in a new book, Forever and Ever, Amen: A Memoir of Music, Faith, and Braving the Storms of Life, from Thomas Nelson. The book is set for release May 14. It is available for pre-order now on Amazon and other retailers.

The country legend offers up never-before-told details in the new book about his troubled, working-class childhood in North Carolina filled with drinking and stealing cars, his tense relationship with his father, the rollercoaster ride of more than 40 years in the music and film industries, and his recent health issues including flatlining, a massive stroke and coma. Travis recounts the story of perseverance and redemption from start to finish with the help of author Ken Abraham.

“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,” said Travis. “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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