No. 22: Randy Travis, ‘Forever and Ever, Amen’ – Top 100 Country Love Songs
Randy Travis was already well on his way to becoming one of the biggest country stars of his generation when he released 'Forever and Ever, Amen' in 1987. Written by Paul Overstreet and Don Schlitz, the song became Travis' third No. 1 single, cementing his position as one of the leading lights of the New Traditionalist movement.
Musically, the track is classic country, highlighted by Travis' exceptionally rich baritone. The song earns its spot in the Top 100 Country Love Songs with its promise of undying love, "As long as old men sit and talk about the weather / As long as old women sit and talk about old men." 'Amen' won a Grammy for Best Country and Western Song, and an ACM Award for Song of the Year.
Listen to 'Forever and Ever, Amen' by Randy Travis