Randy Travis drops first single since suffering from stroke

Singer also announces CMA Fest book signing

In the midst of promoting his memoir, Forever and Ever, Amen, Randy Travis gives fans a reason to celebrate with his first music release in six years. “One In A Row”, is a song about missing someone as much as the world has missed the Country Music Hall of Fame member’s one-of-a-kind baritone since a massive stroke in 2013 affected his ability to perform. The song, penned by Buddy Jewell and Thom McHugh, was recorded years before the stroke but never widely released to audiences. It showcases Travis’ deep, velvety smooth, signature tone with the traditional country sound that has been a cornerstone of his career since 1986 when he “turned [the country] format 180 degrees from where it’s heading, back and made it bigger than it ever was” [Garth Brooks to Rolling Stone Country].

“Traditional country music was all I wanted to do — it’s all I knew how to do,” Travis shares in his memoir, Forever and Ever, Amen: A Memoir of Music, Faith, and Braving the Storms of Life.

Travis’ memoir takes readers behind the music, with candid, never-before-told details, of his troubled youth full of drinking and stealing cars, a tense relationship with his father and the roller coaster ride of more than 40 years in the music and acting industry. With the help of New York Times Best-Selling Author, Ken Abraham, and Travis’ wife Mary, this memoir recounts the singer’s journey of perseverance and redemption from his early childhood memories up until the book was penned, recovering from a life-changing stroke and painful divorce, enjoying the life he was given and learning to “sing a new song.”

Travis will have a booth in Fan Fair X at Music City Center (Booth 142) with books for purchase and daily photo opportunities during the upcoming CMA Fest in Nashville, as well as a book tour in select markets.

Book Tour Dates:

May 25th – Plano, Texas – Barnes & Noble

June 6th – Nashville, TN – Fan Fair X at CMA Fest
11 am – Meet and Greet at Randy Travis Booth

June 7th – Nashville, TN – Fan Fair X at CMA Fest
12:15 pm – Close Up Stage Interview
1:15 pm – Meet and Greet at Jesus Calling Booth
3 pm – Meet and Greet at Randy Travis Booth

June 8th – Nashville, TN
1 pm – Brentwood Barnes & Noble
4 pm – Meet and Greet at Randy Travis Booth

June 9th – Nashville, TN – Fan Fair X
11 am – Meet and Greet at Randy Travis Booth

July 14th – Fort Worth, Texas – Chief Records

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