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.
Considered by many as the Mayor of Lower Broadway in Nashville, singer and songwriter Joshua Hedley has made a name for himself by keeping the history and sound of true country music alive through his music, both as a performer, and as a recording artist.
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.
In 2012, producer and director Shaun Silva started working on a made-for-television special about Country Music Hall of Famer Randy Travis. Little did he know that while the project was ongoing, Randy Travis would go through a series of health issues in 2013.
Recorded in 1985 around the time of the rest of the Storms of Life album, the three unreleased songs slide perfectly into the original track list. Why they were left on the cutting house floor in the first place is anyone’s guess, but they capture Randy Travis in peak form.
June 2nd marked the 35th Anniversary of the release of the legendary debut album from Randy Travis, Storms of Life. Given credit for righting the country music ship in 1986 with its neotraditional sound while propelling Randy Travis to superstardom, it’s an important album in country music history.