Randy Travis still has golden voice

Randy Travis performing at Renfro Valley. Photo by Jessica Bray
Randy Travis by Jessica Bray

Even with over 25 years of recording experience in the music business, Randy Travis’s voice is still golden as it was when he first started. During Saturday night’s sold out performance at the Renfro Valley Entertainment Center in Renfro Valley, Kentucky, Randy took fans on a musical journey of songs that have left their impact on country music.

By opening with, “Whisper My Name,” fans greeted Randy Travis with cheers and shouts of approval. It would set the pace of hit songs over the years, as well as stories throughout the night. No song was left unturned as full versions were played rather than opting for just snippets of medleys that some legendary performers will do in concerts.

Randy spoke about the 25th anniversary project that he is currently working on, which includes special guest appearances by artists such as Carrie Underwood. He also spoke about performing at the Kentucky State Fair with Alan Jackson in 1991. From that show, they collaborated and wrote “She’s Got the Rhythm and I Got the Blues” and “Better Class of Losers.”

With a set list of hits that expanded about two hours of entertainment, Randy Travis has excelled as a legendary singer, songwriter, and entertainer.

Randy Travis Renfro Valley 4/9/11 Set List
Whisper My Name
The Hole
Hard Rock Bottom of Your Heart
Better Class of Losers + She’s Got the Rhythm and I Got the Blues
Storms of Life
Reasons I Cheat
Digging Up Bones
On the Other Hand
I Told You So
Deeper Than the Holler
He Walked on the Water
Is It Still Over?
More Life
Before You Kill Us All
It’s Just a Matter of Time
Too Gone Too Long
If I Didn’t Have You
Forever and Ever Amen

Jessica Blankenship

Jessica Blankenship is the owner and founder of Kentucky Country Music website. The Berea College graduate has been a music journalist and historian for over 20 years. She enjoys providing concert photography, reviews, historical articles, red carpet event coverage, and exclusive interviews of your favorite musicians.  Jessica is proud to be a Kentucky Colonel and alumni of the FFA and 4-H Clubs. In 2018, she was named one of Laurel County's Ten Under 40 Award Recipients.  In 2019, she was a member of the Inaugural class of BRIGHT Kentucky as part of Leadership Kentucky.  She has been featured on the Kentucky Music Preview podcast, Hollercast podcast, Overtones radio show, WFKY Nashville News Roundup, KET, and more.  Beyond music, she enjoys traveling, helping her community, collecting gnomes, and Volkswagens.

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