Randy Travis revealed the cover of his new memoir, called Forever and Ever, Amen: A Memoir of Music, Faith, and Braving the Storms of Life, set for release in May. The book offers up candid, never-before-told details, including his troubled youth full of drinking and stealing cars, a tense relationship with his father, his divorce from his wife of 19 years and manager, Lib Hatcher, his stroke, and the rollercoaster ride of more than 40 years in the music and acting industry.
Randy said, “I didn’t really feel I had a book to write until I stood on the distant shore and looked back over the ripples my life has made—on myself and on others. My songs were the stories of my life and I learned from those who listened, they were theirs too—my fans inspired me and continue to do so. I learned a lot about myself going back through the chronicles of my past. In my waning years of ability I have a clearer picture of the past. It’s an interesting game of patience to sit and wait for the clocks of time to expose so much. As the candle burns, it is time to share the history that made me who I am, tell the backstory to some of my songs, give insight to the challenges I faced, and reflect on the blessings through it all.”
Forever and Ever, Amen: A Memoir of Music, Faith, and Braving the Storms of Life is available now for preorder on Amazon and other retailers.