Country music legend Randy Travis has officially announced the forthcoming memoir, "Forever and Ever Amen: A Memoir of Music, Faith and Braving the Storms of Life", which he co-wrote with author Ken Abraham, and which is slotted to be available on shelves this spring.
The book will detail his childhood and early years, a well as his ascension to country fame with his 1986 album "Storms of Life". The book will explore his successful musical career and countless accomplishments, but will also delve into the darker side of Travis' past, too.
In the book, Travis writes about his struggles with alcohol, divorce from his wife and former manager Lib Hatcher, and financial problems, and he details the story behind the massive stroke he suffered in 2013. That stroke left Travis unable to walk or speak, and though he re-learned how to walk, his speech remains severely impaired.
"Forever and Ever Amen: A Memoir of Music, Faith and Braving the Storms of Life" is due out on May 14. It is available for pre-order on Amazon.
By DERYL DODD