1990 Randy Travis – Heroes And Friends

Heroes & Friends is the sixth studio album by American country music artist Randy Travis, released in 1990. Except for the title track (which is reprised at the end), every song on this album is a duet with another recording artist. “A Few Ole Country Boys” (a duet with George Jones) and the title track were both released as singles from this album, peaking at numbers 8 and 3, respectively, on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks (now Hot Country Songs) charts in 1990.

“We’re Strangers Again” was originally recorded by Merle Haggard and Leona Williams on their 1983 album Heart to Heart. The version here, a duet between Travis and Tammy Wynette, was later included on Wynette’s Best Loved Hits album, from which it was released as a single in late 1991.


1  Heroes And Friends (Randy Travis, Don Schlitz) 2:11
2  Do I Ever Cross Your Mind (Dolly Parton) 2:52
3  Birth Of The Blues (Lew Brown, Buddy DeSylva, Ray Henderson) 2:43
4  All Night Long (Johnny Gimble, Bob Wills) 3:09
5  The Human Race (Tim Mensy, Jimmy Phillips, Gene Dobbins) 2:31
6  Shopping For Dresses (Merle Haggard, Jimmy Dickens) 3:02
7  Waiting On The Light To Change (Gary Nicholson, Richard Leigh) 2:48
8  A Few Ole Country Boys (Troy Seals, Mentor Williams) 3:41
9  Walk Our Own Road (Bernie Nelson, Lisa Palas) 2:48
10  We’re Strangers Again (Merle Haggard, Leona Williams) 2:50
11  Smokin’ The Hive (Byron Hill, J. Remington Wilde) 2:28
12  Come See About Me (Conway Twitty) 2:52
13  Happy Trails (Dale Evans) 2:17
14  Heroes And Friends (Reprise) (Randy Travis, Don Schlitz) 1:58



BassDavid Hungate
BassBob Glaub
BassJack Williams
DrumsEddie Bayers
DrumsPaul Leim
DrumsCarlos Vega
GuitarChet Atkins
GuitarSteve Gibson
GuitarBrent Mason
GuitarDean Parks
GuitarBrent Rowan
Acoustic GuitarLarry Byrom
Acoustic GuitarChris Leuzinger
Acoustic GuitarTom Rutledge
Acoustic GuitarFred Tackett
Steel GuitarGary Carter
Steel GuitarDoyle Grisham
Steel GuitarJay Dee Maness
12 String GuitarSteve Gibson
BanjoMike Lawler
MandolinSteve Gibson
DobroJerry Douglas
OrganShane Keister
PianoRandy Goodrum
PianoBarry Beckett
PianoDennis Burnside
PianoShane Keister
PianoHargus Robbins
SynthesizerMike Lawler
WurlitzerKyle Lehning
FiddleDavid Johnson
FiddleMark O\’Conner
FiddleTom Rutledge
ClarinetDenis Solee
HarmonicaKirk Johnson
HarmonicaTerry McMillan
HarmonicaMickey Raphael
PercussionTerry McMillan
Background VocalsKathie Baillie
Background VocalsMichael Bonagura Jr
Background VocalsLib Hatcher
Background VocalsDon Schlitz
Background VocalsTroy Seals
Background VocalsAllen Shamblin
Background VocalsMartha Sharp
Background VocalsLisa Silver
Background VocalsKeith Stegall
Background VocalsDiane Vanette
VocalsRandy Travis

Other Musicians

2 Do I Ever Cross Your Mind

VocalsDolly Parton

3 Birth Of The Blues

VocalsWillie Nelson

4 All Night Long

VocalsMerle Haggard


5 The Human Race

VocalsVern Gosdin

6 Shopping For Dresses

VocalsLoretta Lynn

7 Waiting On The Light To Change

GuitarBB King
VocalsBB King

8 A Few Ole Country Boys

VocalsGeorge Jones

9 Walk Our Own Road

VocalsKris Kristofferson

10 We\’re Strangers Again

VocalsTammy Wynette

11 Smokin\’ The Hive

VocalsClint Eastwood

12 Come See About Me

VocalsConway Twitty


13 Happy Trails

VocalsRoy Rogers


Liner Notes

Producer – Kyle Lehning
Producer (Executive) – Lib Hatcher
Mastered By – Doug Sax, Alan Yoshida
Recorded By – Elliot Scheiner, Joe Bogan, Marshall Morgan, Tom Knox, Kyle Lehning
Mixed By – Kyle Lehning

Art Direction – Laura LiPuma, Lib Hatcher
Illustration – Richard Logsdon

Record Company – BMG Direct Marketing, Inc
Recorded At – Nightingale Studio
Recorded At – OmniSound Studios
Recorded At – Masterfonics
Recorded At – Javelina Recording Studios
Recorded At – Ocean Way Recording
Recorded At – GroundStar Laboratories
Overdubbed At – Morningstar Sound Studio
Overdubbed At – RMS Recording Studios
Overdubbed At – OmniSound Studios
Overdubbed At – Javelina Recording Studios
Overdubbed At – GroundStar Laboratories
Mixed At – Morningstar Sound Studio
Mastered At – The Mastering Lab