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Album Review

This duets album includes the obvious influences (George Jones, Conway Twitty, Tammy Wynette) as well as a few surprises (B.B. King, Clint Eastwood). The Jones song, "A Few Ole Country Boys," and the title track were hit singles.

Customer Reviews

Heroes and Friends

This is truely a great album, by randy travis, and the classic country heroes. both his and everyone else's it has merle haggard, tammy wynette and george jones. you must buy this full album. It is one of randys best.

Grew up with this album

One of the best ever! Great great album.

Worth a listen

Randy Travis outlived his popularity long ago and I don't really miss him. (Sorry, Randy, you seem like a nice guy, but you're a boring singer.) It's interesting, though, to hear these collaborations with some really interesting singers. I fantasize that Haggard, Jones, Dolly, et cetera, had half an hour to teach him their style, and he copied it fairly well for these duets. Even Clint Eastwood isn't even a singer and he coaxes a good performance out of him, too. Bottom line: get this to complete your collection of Haggard, Jones, et cetera, and because this may be the only Clint Eastwood Country duet ever.

Biography

Born: May 4, 1959 in Marshville, NC

Genre: Country

Years Active: '70s, '80s, '90s, '00s, '10s

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. He became the dominant male voice in country until the rise of "hat acts" like Garth Brooks and Clint Black, releasing seven...
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