Randy Travis “More Life” Documentary Available for Download
The More Life documentary following the life of Randy Travis from the celebration of the 25th Anniversary of his debut album Storms of Life to his current life after the stroke he suffered in 2013 first premiered on The Circle Network on February 10th. But for those that missed it, or want to own their own copy for posterity, you’re finally in luck.
More Life has just been made available for download via iTunes for $9.99. Or if you don’t use iTunes and/or don’t want to pay and have some patience, the entire movie will be released via YouTube for FREE in installments via Randy’s YouTube channel, with new episodes in a seven episode series posting every two weeks. The first episode has already been made available (see below).
“Though this documentary began as a 25th Anniversary special, it quickly pivoted into a chronicled celebration of life’s setups and setbacks, after my massive stroke in 2013,” says Randy Travis about the film. “The planned few months of composing, turned into 10 years—Mary and I thank the perseverance and patience of the wonderful team that waited and believed in it until completion…the ones that care and protect the legacy of my music.”
One of the features that makes the film remarkable is that it captures Randy Travis in the final moments of his career right before the stroke. Hours of performances and interviews were collected, including the last footage of Randy Travis performing signature hits such as “Deeper Than The Holler,” Diggin’ Up Bones,” “Three Wooden Crosses,” and some of Randy’s last moments before he was impaired by the stroke.
Along with Randy and his wife Mary appearing in the film, Warner Music Nashville executive Martha Sharp who gave Randy his first record deal, Randy’s longtime producer Kyle Lehning, as well as Josh Turner appears and performs in the film.
More Life was directed and produced by Shaun Silva and Tacklebox Films with WMN’s Shane Tarleton and Mike Dupree serving as executive producers.
April 19, 2022 @ 11:32 am
This was a pretty good documentary. I am glad I got to see it on Circle.
April 19, 2022 @ 12:58 pm
Just came across this–Randy Travis and George Jones, “Influences” (1991): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hHNSNATNyCg .
April 19, 2022 @ 1:51 pm
I watched that I don’t know how many times after I recorded it off of HBO. As far as I can remember, there were only two episodes of the show. There was one with James Brown and MC Hammer, and this one. This one was fantastic! Thank you for finding it!
April 19, 2022 @ 6:11 pm
This is extraordinary footage. Listened to it more than once this afternoon, & watched some of it, between getting things ready for a homemade Italian spices pizza, for friends who were coming over this evening to help extend an overhang for little sparrows who were building a nest on a narrow ledge (shelf) on the balcony.
Was dying as nest after nest, hit the deck. A couple C clamps, and little plank later, think we are going to be good. Added sime of the nesting material they had woven, with tiny twigs, back to the ledge, and they have since been back.
The link you provided is EXCELLENT.
Sick & tired of wondering if Trigger is going to come after me for sincere comments (of which most are right on the money)
Wasn’t going to comment, to save Trig some angst, but your link is much too important to ignore.
Thank you for leading us to it
April 19, 2022 @ 4:15 pm
Man, that is really great that they got this show recorded before he had his stroke. It also makes me sad knowing we probably won’t ever really hear him sing again. I absolutely love his voice, it doesn’t get any more country than that.
April 19, 2022 @ 6:08 pm
More Randy Travis in my life… I’ll gladly take it! One of the greats
April 19, 2022 @ 6:28 pm
Does this documentary have info on his psycho wife that controlled him? Ps stop censoring my comments
April 19, 2022 @ 8:44 pm
How did she control him?
April 19, 2022 @ 8:47 pm
Controlled all his money. Didn’t let him drink. Didn’t let him see friends. Scheduled his concerts . Basically owned him from when he was 17 on
April 19, 2022 @ 9:01 pm
Did a whole Country History X episode on this:
April 20, 2022 @ 2:43 am
One of the greatest country singers ever. Too five, I’d say.
But that facelift (in the top pic) makes him unrecognisable. He could be someone else entirely.