Travis releases new song
Friday, May 24, 2019
– Randy Travis released his first song - "One in Row" - in six years today.
Travis has not released any new music since a massive stroke in 2013 affected his ability to perform. The song, penned by Buddy Jewell and Thom McHugh, was recorded before the stroke but never widely released to audiences, according to his publicist.
Travis just released a memoir, "Forever and Ever, Amen: A Memoir of Music, Faith, and Braving the Storms of Life."
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 in June as well as a book tour.
Book tour dates are:
May 25 - Plano, Texas - Barnes & Noble
June 6 - Nashville - Fan Fair X at CMA Fest
11 a.m. - Meet and Greet at Randy Travis Booth
June 7 - Nashville -Fan Fair X at CMA Fest
12:15 p.m. - Close Up Stage Interview
1:15 p.m. - Meet and Greet at Jesus Calling Booth
3 p.m. - Meet and Greet at Randy Travis Booth
June 8 - Nashville, Tenn.:
1 p.m. - Brentwood Barnes & Noble
4 p.m. - Meet and Greet at Randy Travis Booth
June 9 - Nashville, Tenn. - Fan Fair X
11 a.m. - Meet and Greet at Randy Travis Booth
July 14 - Fort Worth, Texas - Chief Records
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