There was a time when a new Randy Travis album was cause for celebration in country music circles, with radio programmers tripping over themselves to add Travis' brand of neo-honky-tonk to their late-80s and early-'90s playlists. The basso profundo former juvenile delinquent could render a tear-and-beer-stained ballad better than anybody this side of George Jones, and his strong-jawed good looks could put a knockin' in the knees of honky-tonk angels everywhere. But that was then, when contemporary country meant pedal steel and twin fiddles, and not now, when contemporary sounds like "Sugarbland." After a nearly decade-long hiatus from strum and twang that saw Travis getting his God on, playing gospel, the... More >>>