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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An AudioFile Best Audiobook of 2019

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 genres 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 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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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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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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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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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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  • 07-17-19

Would Recommend

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

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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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Wow! What a great message

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

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Awesome

I have thoroughly enjoyed this book. Randy Travis is one of my all time favorite artist. And this story about his life is so touching. And they couldn’t have picked a better person to narrate this for him. And the way Mary stood by his side she is his angel from God. Would love to hear more about their life I hope they make another book

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Beautifully written

loved this book and loved learning more about a singer I've grown up listening to. There were tears in my eyes throughout many chapters but enjoyed it all the more. I especially appreciated the emphasis on his faith in Christ and how they have leaned on it through his struggles. Thank you.

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Fantastic book about a country music icon....

Randy Travis' memoir was a great read and tells all that he endured but also reminds us how Mr Randy Travis brought back to life a traditional sound in country music absent for years!! -Ron

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  • 06-08-19

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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  • Maria
  • 06-23-19

Wonderful, and inspiring!

This was a totally awesome story. What made it all the more wonderful, was that it was a true story. The fact that God was always helping and pursuing Randy shone through. Having a disability myself, I could identify somewhat with the last part of the story, and even then, Randy didn’t give up. God was always with him, no matter what.
The Narration by Rory Feek was wonderful. I often forgot the story was being narrated, it sounded so real.
I didn’t get the PDF that came with this audio book as my screen reader doesn’t always read pdf’s very well, but listening to the little notes between chapters prompted me to google Rory and i see he has narrated some other books.

This book moved me, made me smile, and left me feeling uplifted and inspired to hold on to God no matter how tough things get.

Would highly recommend.