The man is back.
Randy Travis has a new album out – [easyazon-link asin=”B005342TPM”]Anniversary Celebration[/easyazon-link] – to celebrate 25 years in country music. It’s hard to believe it’s been 25 years of Randy Travis. In the last few years he’s been absent from the radio at least with new songs. I know I’ve missed hearing new music. Randy is one of my favorites and I’m hoping the first single from his new album will mark his return.
Listen to [easyazon-link asin=”B005342VZ0″]Everything And All[/easyazon-link] and see what you think…
Everything And All – Randy Travis
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This isn’t the kind of song I expected from Randy Travis. And I’m sure that’s what he and his marketing team were thinking as well. It was time for Randy to turn up the tempo and put out some foot stomping country once again.
Randy vocals are put to the test on [easyazon-link asin=”B005342VZ0″]Everything And All[/easyazon-link]. This track is fast paced and hard to keep up with. Randy zips through the lyrics like a guy half his age, but he does it perfect. This song sounds like it’s going to be a hit. It has all the makings of what people like these days and with Randy’s classic vocals you can’t get a much better country song than this.
The story of [easyazon-link asin=”B005342VZ0″]Everything And All[/easyazon-link] is about a guy ready to put a few responsibilities on the back burner. Randy plays the narrator that is ready to slow down a little bit and enjoy life. It makes sense to hear this from Randy. I’m sure the last 25 years have felt a little overwhelming. He’s probably felt like he was working for everyone else around him, but now he’s ready to take some time to himself.
And I have to say it certainly sounds like this song is getting back to the good old honky tonk days of Randy Traywick. I had to throw that little detail in there.
I don’t think it’s quite a midlife crisis for Randy Travis, but I’m glad to see him back on the rip roaring side of country music. It should mark a return to radio for the country legend and I for one and happy to hear him rejuvenated.
How about you?
And I almost forgot to mention there are two versions of the song on the new album. The last track is a solo version from Randy. I’m sure that’s the single version. There is also a version with Brad Paisley.
And I wouldn’t expect any radio stations to break the rules and play that now… 😉
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