Randy Travis has new music.
And any time the country legend has new music I need to get my hands on it. For some reason I can’t help myself when it comes to the traditional stylings of Randy Travis.
His latest release was via Cracker Barrel. The self-titled album includes 9 tracks you’ve heard from Randy before, but the real treat are the 3 new tracks.
One of those new songs is This Song Doesn’t Rhyme. Listen to it and see what you think…
This Song Doesn’t Rhyme – Randy Travis
Whenever I hear Randy Travis sing it sounds like it’s 1989 again. He has this way about him that is timeless yet he defines a period in country music for me. During the late ’80s and early ’90s there was a traditional resurgence in country music and Randy was a big part of the movement.
The last few years have been up and down for Randy. He’s had some big hit Christian albums and has garnered lots of attention on the award circuit, but for singles it’s been a few years since Randy has been near the top of the charts. He did appear on a version of his classic I Told You So when Carrie Underwood revived the track. It was nice to see her acknowledge Randy.
Now Randy has the new Cracker Barrel album in the top twenty on the country album charts and he has a new collection out this week featuring his classic hits performed with some of his country friends. It should be something special.
Back to the new song – This Song Doesn’t Rhyme takes me back to the big days of Randy Travis. The song puts the picture of sitting on the front porch in the middle of summer in my mind. I picture a man rocking back and forth on an old wooden chair sipping on something sweet while thinking about his life and his love.
The song is about a woman and man seemingly losing love a bit. They don’t find the same person in each other any more. Things have grown apart over the years and now they aren’t finding their rhyme together.
It’s another great track from Randy Travis. You’ll have to pick up the album from Cracker Barrel (non-affiliate link to the album here). It’s a song I hope doesn’t get lost amongst Randy’s most dedicated fans.
Preview all tracks on the album at Cracker Barrel’s page – Randy Travis album.