Forever and Ever, Amen

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"Forever and Ever, Amen"
Randy Travis forever and ever.jpg
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
Songwriter(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)"
"No Place Like Home"
"Forever and Ever, Amen"
"I Won't Need You Anymore (Always and Forever)"

"Forever and Ever, Amen" is 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 and became Travis's third No. 1 single on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Singles charts.[1]

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.[2]

It was certified Gold by the RIAA on April 29, 2014,[3] making it Travis' first solo single to earn an RIAA certification. The song has also sold 966,000 digital copies since it became available for download.[4]

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 (1987) Peak
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[5] 1
Canadian RPM Country Tracks 1
Canadian RPM Adult Contemporary Tracks 10
UK Singles Chart 55


Region Certification Certified units/Sales
United States (RIAA)[3] Gold 966,000 (digital)^

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


  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). The Billboard Book Of Top 40 Country Hits: 1944-2006, Second edition. Record Research. p. 351. 
  2. ^ ACMs - Previous Winners - Song of the Year
  3. ^ a b "American single certifications – Randy Travis – Forever and Ever, Amen". Recording Industry Association of America.  If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Single, then click SEARCH
  4. ^ a b Bjorke, Matt (November 8, 2016). "Top 30 Digital Singles Sales Report: November 8, 2016". Roughstock. 
  5. ^ "Randy Travis Chart History (Hot Country Songs)". Billboard.
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