Forever and Ever, Amen

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This article is about the Randy Travis single. For The Drums song, see The Drums (album).
"Forever and Ever, Amen"
Single by Randy Travis
from the album Always & Forever
B-side "Promises"
Released March 1987
Format 7" 45 RPM
Recorded January 1987
Genre Country
Length 3:31
Label Warner Bros. Nashville 28384
Writer(s) Paul Overstreet, Don Schlitz
Producer(s) Kyle Lehning
Randy Travis singles chronology
"No Place Like Home"
"Forever and Ever, Amen"
"I Won't Need You Anymore (Always and Forever)

"Forever and Ever, Amen" is a the title of a song written by Paul Overstreet and Don Schlitz, and recorded by American country music artist Randy Travis. It was released in March 1987 as the first single from the album Always & Forever. It was Travis's third No. 1 single on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Singles charts.

In 1987, "Forever and Ever, Amen" won a Grammy for Best Country & Western Song and an Academy of Country Music award for Song of the Year.[1]

European Release[edit]

A 3" CD single was released in the UK (cat. #W8384CD) that included the tracks "Promises", "On the Other Hand" and an interview with Wally Whyton.

Chart positions[edit]

Chart (1987) Peak
U.S. Billboard Hot Country Singles 1
Canadian RPM Country Tracks 1
Canadian RPM Adult Contemporary Tracks 10
U.K. Singles Chart 55


Region Certification Sales/shipments
United States (RIAA)[2] Gold 500,000^

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone
xunspecified figures based on certification alone

Preceded by
"I Will Be There"
by Dan Seals
Billboard Hot Country Singles
number-one single

June 13-June 27, 1987
Succeeded by
"That Was a Close One"
by Earl Thomas Conley
RPM Country Tracks
number-one single

June 20-July 11, 1987
Succeeded by
"All My Ex's Live in Texas"
by George Strait


  1. ^ ACMs - Previous Winners - Song of the Year
  2. ^ "American single certifications – Randy Travis – Forever and Ever, Amen". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved August 10, 2014.  If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Single, then click SEARCH