Always & Forever (Randy Travis album)

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Always & Forever
Studio album by
ReleasedMay 4, 1987
Recorded1986 at StarGem and Audio Media – Nashville, TN
LabelWarner Bros. Nashville
ProducerKyle Lehning
Randy Travis chronology
Storms of Life
Always & Forever
Old 8×10
Singles from Always & Forever
  1. "Forever and Ever, Amen"
    Released: April 6, 1987
  2. "I Won't Need You Anymore (Always and Forever)"
    Released: August 10, 1987
  3. "Too Gone Too Long"
    Released: December 7, 1987
  4. "I Told You So"
    Released: March 21, 1988
Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic5/5 stars[1]
Los Angeles Times1/4 stars[2]
Robert ChristgauB[3]

Always & Forever is the second studio album by country music singer Randy Travis. It was released on May 4, 1987, by Warner Bros. Records. Released from this album were the singles "Too Gone Too Long", "I Won't Need You Anymore (Always and Forever)", "Forever and Ever, Amen" and "I Told You So", all of which reached Number One on the Billboard Hot Country Songs charts. On the award winning podcast Never Not Funny, it was revealed that the album was comedian Jimmy Pardo's second-favorite album of 1987, just behind Don Dixon's Romeo at Juilliard.

The track "What'll You Do About Me" has been covered by several artists, including single releases by Steve Earle, The Forester Sisters and Doug Supernaw. "I Told You So" was covered by Carrie Underwood as a duet with Travis on her 2007 album Carnival Ride, from which it was released as a single in January 2009.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Too Gone Too Long" (Gene Pistilli) – 2:26
  2. "My House" (Al Gore, Paul Overstreet) – 2:54
  3. "Good Intentions" (Marvin Coe, Merle Haggard and Randy Travis) – 3:37
  4. "What'll You Do About Me" (Dennis Linde) – 2:38
  5. "I Won't Need You Anymore (Always and Forever)" (Max D. Barnes and Troy Seals) – 3:12
  6. "Forever and Ever, Amen" (Overstreet, Don Schlitz) – 3:31
  7. "I Told You So" (Travis) – 3:40
  8. "Anything" (Ronny Scaife and Phil Thomas) – 2:41
  9. "The Truth Is Lyin' Next to You" (Susan Longacre, Kent Robbins) – 3:24
  10. "Tonight We're Gonna Tear Down the Walls" (Jim Sales and Randy Travis) – 2:38


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Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1987/88) Peak
Australia (Kent Music Report)[4] 97
Canadian RPM Top Albums 16
US Billboard Top Country Albums 1
US Billboard 200 19


  1. ^ Always & Forever at AllMusic
  2. ^ Hochman, Steve (May 3, 1987). "Hollow Homage". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved April 24, 2013.
  3. ^ Christgau, Robert. "CG: Randy Travis". Retrieved April 24, 2013.
  4. ^ Kent, David (1993). Australian Chart Book 1970–1992 (illustrated ed.). St Ives, N.S.W.: Australian Chart Book. p. 313. ISBN 0-646-11917-6.