New Randy Travis CD out today
Monday, May 2, 2011
– Randy Travis releases his new CD today exclusively with Cracker Barrel Old Country Store. "Randy Travis" contains nine hits and three previously unreleased songs.
A portion of the proceeds will be donated to Wounded Warrior Project. "Randy Travis" is available starting today at all Cracker Barrel locations nationwide.
"After touring quite a number of our country's military bases and performing repeatedly for our troops, I can tell you that there is nothing as rewarding as doing these shows for our service men and women," said Travis. "The love they have for this country is inspiring, and I am glad that Cracker Barrel, where I, myself, like to eat, is supporting such a worthwhile project."
1. Forever and Ever, Amen
2. No Place Like Home
4. Better Class of Losers
5. I Told You So
6. I'm Free - Previously Unreleased
7. Forever Together
8. It's Just a Matter of Time
9. She's Okay and I'm Okay - Previously Unreleased
10. Deeper Than the Holler
11. Three Wooden Crosses
12. This Song Doesn't Rhyme - Previously Unreleased
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