To me, country music tells a story about, and deals with, the way people live their lives and what they do.
I’ve learned the importance of loving what you do. I have also learned more patience due to the nature of the music business.
Like the Beatles in rock, Randy Travis marks a generational shift in country music. When his Storms of Life came out in 1986, country music was still wallowing in the post-urban cowboy recession, chasing elusive crossover dreams. Travis brought the music back to its basics, sounding like nothing so much as a perfect blend of George Jones and Merle Haggard.
~Stephen Thomas Erlewine (allmusic.com)
On the other hand (live):