1987 Randy Travis – Always & Forever

Always & Forever is the second studio album by country music singer Randy Travis. It was released on April 4, 1987 by Warner Bros. Records. Released from this album were the singles “Too Gone Too Long”, “I Won’t Need You Anymore (Always and Forever)”, “Forever and Ever, Amen” and “I Told You So”, all of which reached Number One on the Billboard Hot Country Songs charts. It is comedian Jimmy Pardo’s second-favorite album of 1987, just behind Don Dixon’s Romeo at Julliard.

The track “What’ll You Do About Me” has been covered by several artists, including single releases by Steve Earle, The Forester Sisters and Doug Supernaw. “I Told You So” was covered by Carrie Underwood as a duet with Travis on her 2007 album Carnival Ride, from which it was released as a single in January 2009.

Tracks

1  Too Gone Too Long (Gene Pistilli) 2:27
2  My House (Al Gore, Paul Overstreet) 2:57
3  Good Intentions (Marvin Coe, Merle Haggard, Randy Travis) 3:40
4  What’ll You Do About Me (Dennis Linde) 2:41
5  I Won’t Need You Anymore (Always And Forever) (Max D Barnes, Troy Seals) 3:12
6  Forever And Ever, Amen (Paul Overstreet, Don Schlitz) 3:33
7  I Told You So (Randy Travis) 3:40
8  Anything (Ronny Scaife, Phil Thomas) 2:45
9  The Truth Is Lyin’ Next To You (Susan Longacre, Kent Robbins) 3:28
10  Tonight We’re Gonna Tear Down The Walls (Jim Sales, Randy Travis) 2:39

Media

Musicians

BassDavid Hungate
BassJack Williams
DrumsJames Stroud
DrumsLarrie Londin
GuitarBrent Mason
GuitarSteve Gibson
GuitarJerry Douglas
GuitarPaul Franklin
Acoustic GuitarBrent Mason
Acoustic GuitarLarry Byrom
Acoustic GuitarMark Casstevens
Acoustic GuitarRussell Barenberg
Acoustic GuitarSteve Gibson
Steel GuitarDoyle Grisham
FiddleMark O’Connor
KeyboardsDennis Burnside
PercussionTerry McMillan
Background VocalsAlan LeBoeuf
Background VocalsDennis Locorriere
Background VocalsDennis Wilson
Background VocalsDiane Tidwell
Background VocalsKathie Baillie
Background VocalsLisa Silver
Background VocalsMichael Brook
Background VocalsPaul Overstreet
Background VocalsSherri Huffman

Liner Notes

Producer – Kyle Lehning
Engineer – Joe Bogan
Mastered By – Mike Reese
Mixed By – Kirt Odle, Kyle Lehning
Recorded By (Additional) – Marshall Morgan

Design – Jackson Design
Photography By – Ron Keith, Scott Bonner