Randy Travis Drops new single “Fool’s Love Affair”
Marking the 35th Anniversary of Randy Travis’ first radio single, “On The Other Hand,” the Country music icon and famed actor releases his first never-before-heard single since his 2013 stroke,“Fool’s Love Affair". Recorded as a demo, the song was stuck in storage until one of the writers, Charlie Monk, discovered it and sent it to Randy and longtime producer Kyle Lehning to bring up to 2020 standards. Country fans have long awaited the chance to hear the Country Music Hall of Fame member’s voice - which Rolling Stone calls "distinctive" and "influential" - on a new song. And though he still deals with aphasia and cannot record, Randy is bringing them just that. The song, which was produced by Kyle Lehning and written by Keith Stegall, Charlie Monk and Milton Brown, can be downloaded and streamed on all digital retailers here.
Billboard's Tom Roland announced the song on Monday, with, "the tone is rich and reedy, the delivery is steady and understated, and the emotion is convincingly resigned."
Travis’ impact on country music has been long lasting. Countless artists credit him as an influence and inspiration in their music and career. His legacy is cemented in history as a member of the Grand Ole Opry (1986) and the Country Music Hall of Fame (2016) and his music will undoubtedly continue to impress both listeners and artists for the rest of time.