|I Told You So: The Ultimate Hits of Randy Travis|
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|Released||March 17, 2009|
|Label||Warner Bros. Nashville|
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|Singles from I Told You So: The Ultimate Hits of Randy Travis|
I Told You So: The Ultimate Hits of Randy Travis is a compilation album released by country music artist Randy Travis in 2009. It consists of 32 songs overall in a two disc set. Two of the songs were never before released on albums. Travis' numerous number-one hits including "I Told You So", Deeper Than the Holler", "Forever and Ever, Amen" and "Three Wooden Crosses" are included on the album along with duets with country legends Tammy Wynette and George Jones. Travis' cover of Roger Miller's "King of the Road" is also included along with two tracks from his previous studio album Around the Bend .
"Turn It Around", which was also featured on Around the Bend was the album's startup single.
Following his Grammy-nominated, high charting, studio album Around the Bend , which marked a return to mainstream country music, Travis released I Told You So concurrently with his compilation of Gospel music, Three Wooden Crosses: The Inspirational Hits of Randy Travis . I Told You So continued Travis' chart success, peaking at number-three on country album charts and number-16 on U.S. charts during its debut week.
A week prior to the album's release, Travis appeared on American Idol with country singer Carrie Underwood to sing a duet of the title track, "I Told You So." The pair had previously released the duet to radio, which peaked at number-one on Canadian charts, number-two on U.S. Country charts and reached number-nine on the Billboard Hot 100. Four days prior to the release, Travis appeared on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno to perform the album's single "Turn It Around" as well as his signature song, "Forever and Ever, Amen."
Allmusic gave the album a favorable review, arguing that the essential tracks were the songs from Travis' album Storms of Life including "Diggin' Up Bones", "1982", "On the Other Hand" and "No Place Like Home", all of which with the exception of "1982" were written or co-written by singer-songwriter Paul Overstreet. "Whisper My Name", Travis' final American Number-one of the 1990s, was also mentioned in the review. Allmusic lauded the new traditional approach of Travis, which it cites as making "him still seem relevant and current even after all these years."
Roughstock.com also wrote a favorable review of the album. It assessed the two new tracks of the album, "Love's Alive and Well" and "You Ain't Right" as probable "future singles." The writer criticized Warner Bros. Records' decision to leave off Travis' major hit "Hard Rock Bottom of Your Heart", and was dismayed by the absence of songs during Travis' tenor with DreamWorks. However, the reviewer concludes that the album "is still a great introduction into one of the most influential Country singers of the last 30 years and he, not George Strait or Garth Brooks, was the first multi-platinum Country star. So it's fair to say that without Randy Travis we'd not have Country music as we now know it, an equally popular music format."
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Always & Forever is the second studio album by country music singer Randy Travis. It was released on May 4, 1987, by Warner Bros. Records. Released from this album were the singles "Too Gone Too Long", "I Won't Need You Anymore ", "Forever and Ever, Amen" and "I Told You So", all of which reached Number One on the Billboard Hot Country Songs charts. On the award-winning podcast Never Not Funny, it was revealed that the album was comedian Jimmy Pardo's second-favorite album of 1987, just behind Don Dixon's Romeo at Juilliard.
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Storms of Life is the debut studio album by country music star Randy Travis, and was released on June 2, 1986 by Warner Bros. Records Nashville. Certified 3× Multi-Platinum by the RIAA for American shipments of three million copies. it features the singles "On the Other Hand", "1982", "Diggin' up Bones" and "No Place Like Home". Although "On the Other Hand" charted at number 67 on the Hot Country Songs charts upon its initial release, the song reached number one on the same chart once it was re-released, following "1982" which peaked at number six. "Diggin' up Bones" also reached number one, while "No Place Like Home" peaked at number two.
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