Randy Travis released a new single, “Fool’s Love Affair,” on July 29, which also marks the 35th anniversary of the release of his debut single, “On the Other Hand.”
Randy recorded the song, which was penned by Charlie Monk, Milton Brown and Keith Stegall, in the early 1980s. Monk, who signed Randy to a publishing deal in the early 1980s, found the demo while cleaning his office in 2019, according to Billboard. Randy’s original producer, Kyle Lehning, isolated Randy’s voice and recorded new tracks around it for today’s finished product.
Randy suffered a stroke in July 2013, which significantly affected his ability to talk and sing.
“My songs were the stories of my life and I learned from those who listened, they were theirs too—my fans inspired me and continue to do so,” said Randy in his 2019 book, Forever and Ever, Amen: A Memoir of Music, Faith and Braving the Storms of Life.
Listen to Randy’s new single, “Fool’s Love Affair,” below.
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