Forever and Ever, Amen: A Memoir of Music, Faith, and Braving the Storms of Life

Written by:
Randy Travis
Narrated by:
Rory Feek

Unabridged Audiobook

Release Date
May 2019
9 hours 46 minutes
A riveting tale of

- unfathomable success
- great joy
- deep pain, and 
- redemption that can come only from above.

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 which 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 fascinating behind-the-scenes look at dizzying success and the miraculous road to restoration.
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Randy's story is so rich with tales of how he failed before succeeding, how he dealt with challenges and problems, overcoming some and constantly battling others, and how he even cheated death when it seemed hopeless. He gave some great insights into the music business and the people involved. He has a way of sharing his deepest emotions that made this book so enjoyable to hear. I highly recommend it!

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