Randy Travis “More Life” Documentary Sets Premier
In 2011, a full film production crew was on hand to chronicle an intimate concert special celebrating the 25th Anniversary of the debut album from Randy Travis, Storms of Life. What started out to be a specific project set around that anniversary has slowly morphed into something more in the aftermath of Randy’s health setbacks in 2013 that took his Hall of Fame voice from us.
“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 in a statement. “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.”
The completed film project is now called More Life, and it will premier on The Circle Network on Thursday, February 10th at 8:30 P.M. Eastern.
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 also makes an appearance. So does Randy’s longtime producer Kyle Lehning. Josh Turner also appears and performs in the film.
But of course, the biggest focus of the film is the perseverance of Randy through his health issues, from doctors advising Mary in the hospital that they should just “let him go,” to battling back to continue to represent country music as an elder statesman.
“With the colorful life I’ve lived and four rollercoaster decades in the music and movie industry, there are infinite stories to tell in a finite timeframe,” Randy’s statement about the film continues. “As I watch and listen to the cadence of kind words, special memories, and well-wishes from friends and colleagues, captured in the documentary, I am reminded of the blessed life God has given me. I appreciate those who gave ‘More Love’ along the way, and the fans that continue to shed ‘More Light’ along my path. There aren’t words that express the gratitude I have for the ones that came along when the day was dim, the future unknown…that gave me ‘More Life.’ Not feeling is final…and, I’m feeling great! Enjoy!”
The film premier will be part of a greater “Day of Randy Travis” on February 10th, which will also include the second season premier of Elizabeth Cook’s fishing show, “Upstream with Elizabeth Cook,” where Liz joins Randy Travis and wife Mary for a day of fishing at their home in Texas.
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Thursday, February 10th “Day of Randy Travis” Schedule:
4:30-5 PM ET: Jesus Calling – “Faith to Achieve the Impossible” feat. Randy Travis and wife Mary.
5-6 PM ET: Gaither Gospel Hour – “Randy Travis: Worship & Faith”
6-7 PM ET: Hee Haw – “Mel Tillis, Randy Travis, Judy Rodman, Danny White”
7-7:30 PM ET: Opry Rewind – “Fan Favs” feat. performances by Randy Travis.
7:30-8 PM ET: Better Half – “Randy Travis / Mary Travis”
8-8:30 PM ET: Upstream – “Randy Travis” (Season 2 Premiere) feat. Randy Travis and wife Mary.
8:30-10 PM ET – “More Life” (Premiere)
January 25, 2022 @ 10:51 am
Think this will completely duck the controversies?
January 25, 2022 @ 11:05 am
I think it probably will. I think it will cover mostly the 25th Anniversary concert up to the present day. They may make some allusions to some other stuff, but I think they’ll keep the drama to Randy’s memoir, “Forever and Ever, Amen,” which was surprisingly candid about the controversies.
January 26, 2022 @ 8:34 pm
You never know. I just watched a great doc of Dean Dillon on the Circle and not a whole lot was ducked. What a story, what a life
January 25, 2022 @ 5:18 pm
I wish Randy the best and this should be a fantastic story.
January 25, 2022 @ 6:15 pm
The song More Life he recorded for the 25th Anniversary Celebration album with Don Henley comes to mind seeing the title of this. Fitting for a documentary of this nature. One of his best hits that I wish would’ve been released back in his radio hit days. I will go listen to it now….
January 25, 2022 @ 9:44 pm
I can not wait for the 10. I have all your music. I have some movies. My daughter gave me a Randy Travis doll for Christmas. It is still sealed in the box. The box has the date ,1998. It has the doll, guitar, album cover, and display stand. I have other things too. You are the best, always number 1. God’s blessings.
January 26, 2022 @ 3:35 am
May the power of the Lord’s blessings strengthen you each day for the world to relive your beautiful music which is easy listening and soulful .you really touched the world .
Strong beliefs will heal .
Many blessings for you and your wife and family .
God 🙏 Bless abundantly
January 26, 2022 @ 5:46 am
What network will this be on..I have spectrum and cannot find it listed
January 26, 2022 @ 8:39 am
It is on The Circle Network, which is not a cable network, but a local network on the hyphenated digital channels (8-1, 8-2, 8-3, for example). It will also be available through your cable provider, but you have to look in your local channels.
Here’s a link to help:
January 27, 2022 @ 4:36 pm
Randy Travis is a great country singer and a great icon to country music! One of the favorite songs that I love of his and there are many that I do like and love! Who up on Randy Travis is one of the singers I listen to! But now that my mom is passed away one song of his I send out always to her is the song Angel!! I’m gonna miss Randy Travis in country music he does have a great voice!! And he seems to be a wonderful guy or as we say in the country good people! God bless Randy Travis and I hope you get well and thank you for the music you shared and bought a Lotta joy and happiness to my life my good times and my bad!
January 28, 2022 @ 7:25 am
Randy Travis I hope you better I will keep you in my prayers 🙏 I love you Randy you are my favorite country Singer I love your sing all the praise’s should be given to my woman