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A Magical celebration,
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This review is from: Randy Travis 25th Anniversary Celebration (Audio CD)
Upon listening to Randy's 25th celebration album it isn't any wonder the man has amassed the
longevity and the friends that appear here on this album to help him celebrate his 25th year as a country music celebrity.
Each and every particpant shows their adoration in their vocals for being considered a friend as well as an invitee to share in the celebration with him.
I have to admit I was curious, and somewhat skeptical upon first learning about some of the biggest hits (and fan favorite) being done as duets would fair. I must say I am pleasently surprised at the freshness of each one. The pairing of artists, and the vocals are so well blended. That its like you're hearing the songs for the first time all over again !
"Forever, And Ever, Amen", with the Zac Brown Band, "Is It Still Over" with Carrie Underwood, "Promises" with Shelby Lynn, "He Walked On Water" with Kenny Chesney, "Diggin Up Bone s" with John Anderson. Each rendering is a highlight in and of itself. Put them all on one album and voila, you have a grand ole party!
As one music critic pointed out, what is surprising most of all about this album, is how each artist was allowed to put their own stamp on their selection. Not try to conform to Randy's style. I think that is what made them turn out so well.And sound so new!
Just about every new song on here could be a hit song, if radio would take a chance and play what gets released.
This album chronicals not only the impact of Randys contributions to counry music. But the influences he has had on many of todays new artists on the air waves.
Well done everyone!
You are to be congratulated Randy ,for yet another grand offering to the world of country music (and its fans) for the referbished pleasantries of some of your most loved songs , and the addition to some very good hit worthy new offerings