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Review: Randy Travis triumphs on ‘Forever and Ever, Amen’ memoir (Includes first-hand account)

This account is raw and deeply personal. Travis just celebrated his 60th birthday at the Grand Ole Opry, where he was surrounded by his dedicated fans and family members. It was co-written with Ken Abraham, a New York Times best-selling author, and Travis’ wife, Mary.

The book chronicles the country crooner’s childhood, coming from a working-class background in North Carolina, as well as his commercial success as a chart-topping country and gospel recording artist; moreover, the memoir recounts the difficult times such as suffering a life-changing stroke and a divorce. Even during the ordeals, Travis was able to persevere and rise above thanks to his indomitable spirit and faith.

He shares many stories that were previously untold, including his tense relationship with his father and his troubled youth, which was comprised of alcohol. Travis opens up about the warm reception of his signature tune “Forever and Ever, Amen,” as well as the multiple hits that followed him in his career. Without giving too much away, Randy Travis’ book is a must-read.

The Verdict

Overall, Forever and Ever, Amen: A Memoir of Music, Faith, and Braving the Storms of Life is recommended for any country music fans or Randy Travis fans. There is something in it for everybody. Travis’ life story is an inspiration to us all. This book can easily be read in two or three sittings max. This beautiful memoir garners an A rating.

Forever and Ever, Amen is available on Amazon.

To learn more about this book, check out its official website.

For more information on Country Music Hall of Famer Randy Travis, visit his official homepage.

Written By

Markos Papadatos is Digital Journal's Editor-at-Large for Music News. Papadatos is a Greek-American journalist and educator that has authored over 17,000 original articles over the past 16 years. He has interviewed some of the biggest names in music, entertainment, lifestyle, magic, and sports. He is a six-time consecutive "Best of Long Island" winner, and in the past three years, he was honored as the "Best Long Island Personality" in Arts & Entertainment, an honor that has gone to Billy Joel six times.

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