Full disclosure: I have loved Randy Travis since I was eight years old. Forever and Ever, Amen was the first cassette tape I bought on my own and I played it until the tape was worn so thin. I also vowed to own all Randy Travis' music for the rest of my life, which I have lived up to in all its formats as music progressed from records and cassettes to CD's and iTunes.
Forever and Ever Amen, the memoir is a great book for any Randy Travis fan. Randy shares a bit more behind the scenes of his life growing up, how he got into the music business, his life with Elizabeth Hatcher, his current wife, his medical issues that nearly took him from us, and how he views his future.
Because I've been a huge fan and followed his music career, I already knew a lot of this story. I was most interested in his relationship with Hatcher, as I have always thought it was a little wonky, his current relationship and of course, his stroke. The memoir delivered on this.
There is a bit of repetition in the book and I was disappointed that it did not include any pictures. I thought that was odd. A biography I read many years ago by Don Cusic had a lot of pictures and I found out that when you listen to the audio, they send you a PDF of photos. Perhaps future publications of the book will include them.
That being said, if you are interested in Randy Travis' life, this book will not be a disappointment.
Bookworm Rating: 🐛🐛🐛🐛
Thank you to NetGalley and Harper Collins for the opportunity to read this book in exchange for an honest review.