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Forever and Ever, Amen

A Memoir of Music, Faith, and Braving the Storms of Life
Narrated by: Rory Feek
Length: 9 hrs and 46 mins
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Summary

Featured exclusively on the audiobook, narrator and award-winning songwriter Rory Feek shares his personal reflections and memories about Randy Travis and the impact he has had on country music.

The long-awaited, deeply personal story of one of American music's greatest icons, a remarkable tale of the utmost heights of fame and success, the deepest lows of life's sorrows, and a miraculous return from the brink of death - told as only Randy Travis can.

Beloved around the world, Randy Travis has sold more than 25 million albums in both country and gospel and is considered one of the finest performers of his generation, admired by superstars across the musical landscape, from Garth Brooks to Mick Jagger. 

From a working-class background in North Carolina to a job as a cook and club singer in Nashville to his "overnight success" with his smash 1986 album Storms of Life - which launched the neotraditional movement in country music - Randy’s first three decades are a true rags-to-riches story. 

But in 2009, this seemingly charmed life began a downward spiral. His marriage dissolved, he discovered that his finances had unraveled, and his struggles with anger led to alcohol abuse, public embarrassment, and even police arrest in 2012. 

Then, just as he was putting his life back together, Randy suffered a devastating viral cardiomyopathy that led to a massive stroke that he was not expected to survive. Yet he not only survived but also learned to walk again and in 2016 accepted his induction into the Country Music Hall of Fame by singing the hymn that explains his life today: "Amazing Grace." 

Filled with never-before-told stories, Forever and Ever, Amen is a riveting tale of unfathomable success, great joy, deep pain, and redemption that can come only from above. 

Dive into Randy’s story with photos available in the audiobook companion PDF download. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio. 

©2019 Randy Travis (P)2019 Thomas Nelson

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A man who was made to Sing

A story that I have wanted to know about. I have been a fan of his singing a long time before I followed him.
He took the country genre and turned it 180 degrees to make old time music... sound fantastic which also made many others follow his lead.
I did not have a clue as to his story and without question I was shocked by his story and his struggles..
The illness he suffered and all he has done to recover means in my eyes he deserves the title country Hero.

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  • David Stanton
  • 15-05-19

Pure

Simply the best for one of the greatest. God given talent. I will listen to this many more times. Over 1300 books in my library this is this is my favorite.

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  • Deandra Smith
  • 17-05-19

Miraculous and awe inspiring

Randy’s life story is truly a blessing and lifted my soul he truly is a gift from God. I pray that he continues to make strides in his singing, but even if that doesn’t happen oh what an inspiration he is for so many stroke victims I want to share this with my uncle that suffers from a stroke so that it will encourage him that life isn’t over after a stroke. God Bless you and Mary. And on a side note to Randy I’ve never viewed that police footage and never will you are an honorable man so just know that we love you for you and what we remember most is the big heart and wonderful voice you shared with us. Much love your neighbor from Forney Texas Deandra Smith

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  • Jamie Deason
  • 13-06-19

Lost your faith? Listen/read this

I can't count how many times I teared up. I can't believe how strong Randy is to get through everything he's been through. The book is so amazing. It will break your heart when you hear the bad stuff that happened to such an amazing man. We all have flaws. But with faith in our Lord, Randy shows nothing is impossible.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 29-07-19

Randy Travis is amazing

I absolutely love this man and I have been waiting for this for a very long time to come out I cannot begin to describe how influential Randy has been in my own music career and personal life Randy is a special person and I am thankful that he is in this world sharing his beautiful soul thank you Randy for all that you give the world and country music Randy's like and music will continue to inspire musicians and Ordinary People alike for decades to come. I will love you forever and ever amen brother.

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  • J
  • 17-07-19

Would Recommend

Very good book. Would and have recommended to others.
Very thankful he is recovering and doing well.

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  • Bill Wade
  • 13-07-19

Great book!

I have been a Randy Travis fan since the 80’s. I always hoped that Randy was “The Real Deal”. After hearing his story I am sure of it. Thank you Randy Travis for your honesty and the courage it takes to open your personal life up for all to see. May God bless you and your family.

Also, Rory Feek does a fabulous job narrating this book! If the music business doesn’t pan out.... well, you have options hoss! 😉

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  • Hank Osborne
  • 11-07-19

Wow! What a great message

God shines and Randy shares some details about his life that bring laughter and tears.

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  • TDL Martin
  • 23-10-19

a great book

a great book with a great story and a important message none of us should forget.

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  • Chip Harding
  • 12-10-19

Amazing

What an incredible story! The best autobiography I have ever read. All country music fans should read this book. Amen!

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  • Melissa
  • 25-09-19

Great book

I think the gentleman reading the book had a pleasant voice, but did not do the book justice. What a powerful story about giving your power away and trusting the wrong people. I love Randy Travis.