It was a great night for Randy Travis...for a change. After a rough year in the press, Randy proved he's still got it as he performed with the Avett Brothers for the taping of CMT's "Crossroads." The taping marked Randy's first appearance in front of the TV cameras since his run-ins with the law in August. Here's more from Country Weekly.
"Randy was in fine voice, even when not singing. In between collaborations on Avett Brothers like "I and Love and You" and "January Wedding," Randy happily told the assembled crowd stories of his upbringing and even a joke or two—including one about a driver who gets pulled over by the police. It was a humorous moment of self-awareness for the singer, and the audience responded with laughs and cheers.
The rapturous applause, however, was reserved for sterling versions of Randy's hits. “Diggin’ Up Bones” and “Three Wooden Crosses,” both rounded out by the Avetts’ pristine harmonies, were highlights, while the show-closing “Forever and Ever, Amen” sounded less like a 25-year-old hit and more like a promise—one from a grateful Randy to his faithful fans." Here is the current video from the Avewtt Brothers, currently being played on CMT. It's called "Live and Die."
"CMT's Crossroads" continues to be one of my favorite musical events on TV, and I am definitely looking forward to this one. Randy and the Avetts’ episode of Crossroads airs Nov. 23 on CMT.