Randy Travis will release a new single, “Fool’s Love Affair,” on July 29, which also marks the 35th anniversary of the release of his debut single, “On the Other Hand.”
Randy recorded the song, which was penned by Charlie Monk, Milton Brown and Keith Stegall, in the early 1980s. Monk, who signed Randy to a publishing deal in the early 1980s, found the demo when cleaning his office in 2019.
Randy suffered a stroke in July 2013, which significantly affected his ability to talk and sing.
“My songs were the stories of my life and I learned from those who listened, they were theirs too—my fans inspired me and continue to do so,” said Randy in his 2019 book, Forever and Ever, Amen: A Memoir of Music, Faith and Braving the Storms of Life.
Over the course of his career, Randy has recorded 18 No. 1 hits and sold more than 25 million albums. He suffered a near-fatal stroke in 2013, but with the help of wife Mary and physical therapy, he has made improvements in his speaking, mobility and singing.
He was elected into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2016. Randy celebrated his 61st birthday in May.
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