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Randy Travis

Born: May 4, 1959 in Marshville, NC
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Genre: Country, Folk
Biography: Like the Beatles in rock, Randy Travis marks a generational shift in country music. When his Storms of Life came out in 1986, country music was still wallowing in the post-urban cowboy recession, chasing elusive crossover dreams. Travis brought the music back to its basics, sounding like nothing so much ...Read full biography
Storms Of Life
Released: 1986
Label: Warner Bros.
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His first and best album features astonishing Lefty Frizzell-style pipes, excellent material, and sympathetic production. Easily the most impressive country debut of the '80s, it includes "1982," "On the ...Read full review
Always & Forever
Released: 1987
Label: Warner Bros.
Critics' Rating:
Randy Travis' first album, 1986's Storms of Life was one of those rare debuts that was nearly perfect: a confident, assured statement of purpose that set expectations for a follow-up almost too high. Remarkably, ...Read full review
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