Randy Travis performs “Forever and Ever, Amen ” Live On Grand Ole Opry 1987 .

The song reached number one on the US charts on June 13, 1987, and remained three consecutive weeks at number one, would also reach number one on the country music charts of Canada . In 1987, won a Grammy for Best Country and Western Song and an Academy Award for Country Music for Song of the Year.

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For ever and ever, amen:

Lp cover Randy Travis ( Warner 1987 )
Lp cover Randy Travis ( Warner 1987 )

The song written by Paul Overstreet and Don Schlitz, was recorded by Randy Travis, for Warner Bros Records, was recorded in January 1987 and released in March 1987. The song reached number one on the US charts on June 13, 1987, and remained three consecutive weeks at number one, would also reach number one on the country music charts of Canada. The song was included on the album, Always & Forever (Warner 1987).

The song was an immediate success; On April 29, 2014, RIAA certified it as Gold, which makes it the first Travis single to obtain the RIAA certification. The song has also sold 966,000 digital copies since it was available for download.

In 1987, “Forever, Amen” won a Grammy for Best Country and Western Song and an Academy Award for Country Music for Song of the Year.

Don and Paul met in Nashville, Paul had had many problems with alcohol for five years, but thanks to religion, he managed to return to sobriety. Don, for his part, had achieved success by writing the song, the player, for Kenny Rogers. Shortly after the meeting, Don Schlitz and Paul Overstreet, wrote one of their first songs, “On the other hand”, for Randy Travis. It was not a surprise that the song was a success. From then on, Randy Travis wanted the duo to produce another golden moment.



Single cover Randy T. ( Warner 1988 )
Single cover Randy T. ( Warner 1988 )

The idea of “Forever and Forever, Amen” was the combination of a prayer and a declaration of love. When Schlitz’s wife laid her son in bed at night, the boy prayed his prayer and ended by saying:

“Mommy, I love you forever, amen.”

Don proposed to Paul, the idea of writing a song with Mommy, I love you forever, amen, they sat down and started writing and, for a couple of hours, “Forever and forever, Amen,” it’s over. They immediately recorded the song the next day.
The next morning they went to the offices of Warner, with the demonstration of the song, the perfect voice for the song was Randy’s, Randy Travis loved it. Instantly programmed the study time to record the number for a new album project. Warner Bros. released the album “Always and Forever” on May 4. In two months, it became platinum with more than a million units sold, largely due to the incredible power of “Forever, Amen”.



CD cover Paul Overstreet ( SMR 1999 )
CD cover Paul Overstreet ( SMR 1999 )

 

Versions:

Mary Duff 1988 (Ritz Records)
Tommy Cash 1996 (Country Crazy Records)
Paul Overstreet 1999 (Scarlet Moon Records)
J. C Lodge 2004 (Jet Star)
Big James 2007 (Jamot Music)





Wynn Stewart – It’s Such a Pretty World Today Lyrics

You may think that I’m talking foolish
You’ve heard that I’m wild and I’m free
You may wonder how I can promise you now
This love that I feel for you
Always will be

But you’re not just time that I’m killing
I’m no longer one of those guys
As sure as I live
This love that I give
Is gonna be yours until the day that I die
Oh baby

I’m gonna love you forever
Forever and ever, amen
As long as old men sit and talk about the weather
As long as old women sit and talk about old men
If you wonder how long I’ll be faithful
I’ll be happy to tell you again
I’m gonna love you
Forever and ever
Forever and ever, amen

They say time takes it’s toll on a body
Makes a young girl’s brown hair turn gray
Well, honey, I don’t care
I ain’t in love with your hair
And if it all fell out
Well I’d love you anyway

They say time can play tricks on a memory
Make people forget things they knew
Well, it’s easy to see
It’s happening to me
I’ve already forgotten every woman but you
Oh darling

I’m gonna love you forever
Forever and ever, amen
As long as old men sit and talk about the weather
As long as old women sit and talk about old men
If you wonder how long I’ll be faithful
Just listen to how this song ends
I’m gonna love you
Forever and ever
Forever and ever, amen
I’m gonna love you
Forever and ever
Forever and ever
Forever and ever
Forever and ever, amen..

Single Randy Travis ( Warner 1987 )
Single Randy Travis ( Warner 1987 )

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