Rise and Shine

Rise and Shine

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by Randy Travis
     
 

Country traditionalist Randy Travis released one of the finest records of 2000 with Inspirational Journey, his first official step into the gospel field. On Rise and Shine, he again uses his wonderfully expressive baritone to weave tales of faith, redemption, and salvation. The characters that populate RiseSee more details below

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Country traditionalist Randy Travis released one of the finest records of 2000 with Inspirational Journey, his first official step into the gospel field. On Rise and Shine, he again uses his wonderfully expressive baritone to weave tales of faith, redemption, and salvation. The characters that populate Rise and Shine are ordinary folks whose stories resonate as powerfully as they do because they're so genuine, like the four passengers in a fatal car wreck on "Three Wooden Crosses." Their stories, and the testimony of the lone survivor, are more gut-wrenching than most anything heard in Christian music these days. Surrounding this richly textured landscape of humanity is some fine country twang, from the rollicking title track, "Rise and Shine," to the gently uplifting "That's Jesus" and even the bluesy "Valley of Pain." Travis again works with longtime producer Kyle Lehning, maintaining a stellar partnership that has yielded plenty of winners in the past. Add Rise and Shine to that list.

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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Robert L. Doerschuk
On his second gospel album, Rise and Shine, Randy Travis professes his faith within a traditional/contemporary Nashville setting. As steel guitars keen and fiddles whine, he delivers the message clearly, in his familiar unforced, relaxed style. Aside from "Everywhere We Go," a rousing call to resist secular efforts to "take your Commandments off the schoolhouse walls," these songs generally stick to the rusticities long associated with country Christianity, with evocations of Mama and fishin', a whiff or two of brimstone, and unsubtle wordplay ("The Son/sun's gonna rise and shine). The music is appropriately sentimental, though the slow-drag, saloon shuffle of "I'm Ready" sounds a lot more like Saturday night than Sunday morning. It adds up to a strong performance, presented with flawless studio clarity and persuasive, understated feeling.

Product Details

Release Date:
10/15/2002
Label:
Word Entertainment
UPC:
0080688623623
catalogNumber:
886236
Rank:
67560

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Randy Travis   Primary Artist
Steve Gibson   Mandolin,Electric Guitar
Cindy Walker   Background Vocals
Robert Mason   Cello
Eric Darken   Percussion
David Davidson   Violin
Dan Dugmore   Steel Guitar
Connie Ellisor   Violin
Pat Flynn   Acoustic Guitar
Paul Franklin   Steel Guitar
Carl Gorodetzky   Violin
Doyle Grisham   Steel Guitar
Vicki Hampton   Background Vocals
David Hungate   Bass Guitar
Jakob Jorgensen   Electric Guitar
Lee Larrison   Violin
Paul Leim   Drums
Brent Mason   Electric Guitar
Gordon Mote   Keyboards
Lisa Silver   Background Vocals
Pamela Sixfin   Violin
Gary VanOsdale   Viola
Billy Joe Walker   Acoustic Guitar
Kris Wilkinson   Viola
Aubrey Haynie   Fiddle
John Barlow Jarvis   Piano
Nina Rodríguez   Percussion
Wes Hightower   Background Vocals
Larry Beaird   Acoustic Guitar
Christina Ketterling   Vocals,Background Vocals
Pastor Matthew Hagee   Vocals,Background Vocals
Sandra Hagee   Vocals,Background Vocals

Technical Credits

Randy Travis   Liner Notes
Kyle Lehning   Producer
Steve Tillisch   Engineer
Bergen White   String Arrangements
Jason Lehning   Engineer,Vocal Engineer
Mark Lusk   Artist Development
Buddy Jackson   Art Direction
Karinne Caulkins   Art Direction
Barry Landis   Executive Producer
Casey Wood   overdub engineer

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