Inspirational Journey

Inspirational Journey

by Randy TravisRandy Travis
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Overview

Contemporary songs about folks beseeching a higher power for guidance, redemption and strength -- that's the Inspirational Journey country superstar Randy Travis explores in this low-key but powerful foray into the spiritual realm. Working with his longtime producer Kyle Lehning, Travis lets his powerful baritone and delicate phrasing carry forward his messages of faith while Lehning blends electric and acoustic instruments together so subtly the whole affair has the casual feel of front-porch testifying on a lazy Sunday afternoon. The album opener, "Shallow Water," sets the tone with its a cappella chorus and restrained instrumental backing rife with echoes of bluegrass and traditional country all at once. "Dr. Jesus" finds an overt plea for help from the son of God delivered as a honky tonk-style ballad. On the Travis/Chip Taylor collaboration "The Carpenter," Waylon Jennings and Jessi Colter's emotionally charged readings and Steve Gibson's portentous electric guitar fills lend an air of urgency to an otherwise gentle song, and the contrast is gripping. Inspirational Journey is a triumph for Randy Travis, both as musical statement and personal testimony. He's rarely been better, and that's saying something.

Product Details

Release Date: 10/31/2000
Label: Warner Bros / Wea
UPC: 0093624789321
catalogNumber: 47893

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Randy Travis   Primary Artist,Vocals
Jerry Douglas   Dobro
Marty Stuart   Mandolin
Waylon Jennings   Vocals
Jessi Colter   Vocals
Larry Byrom   Acoustic Guitar
Mark Casstevens   Acoustic Guitar
Thomas Flora   Background Vocals
Sonny Garrish   Steel Guitar
Doyle Grisham   Steel Guitar
David Hungate   Bass
Paul Leim   Drums
Chris Leuzinger   Electric Guitar
Brent Mason   Electric Guitar
Terry McMillan   Harmonica,Percussion
Steve Nathan   Piano
Cindy Richardson   Background Vocals
Hank Singer   Fiddle,Mandolin
Lisa Silver   Background Vocals
Fred Tackett   Acoustic Guitar
Robby Turner   Steel Guitar
Billy Joe Walker   Electric Guitar
Glenn Worf   Bass
Aubrey Haynie   Fiddle
Jason Lehning   Omnichord
Kevin Carroll   Background Vocals
Jimmy Cox   Keyboards
Shirley Settles   Background Vocals

Technical Credits

Randy Travis   Arranger
Kyle Lehning   Producer,Engineer
John Newton   Composer
Eric Prestidge   Engineer
Bill Schnee   Engineer
Toby Seay   Engineer
Steve Tillisch   Engineer
Koji Egawa   Engineer
Janice Azrak   Art Direction
Kim Tribble   Composer
Bobby Whiteside   Composer
Amy Hughes Frigo   Engineer
Barry Landis   Executive Producer
Thomas Johnson   Engineer

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Inspirational Journey 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I always love country music and now that I only listen to gospel I am so happy to hear these touching music from Randy.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Not a Randy Travis fan until NOW! This CD touched a tender place of the heart. I've purchased 4 so far. Every person has been awed by it as a particular song speaks to them. Buy it...hurry...it's going fast.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I've been a Randy Travis fan since he first made his appearance on Nasvhille Now, and have followed his music ever since. I have to say he just keeps getting better. Gospel is something different for Randy and I really enjoy the different style that he's chosen to do here. I usually don't care for Gospel music much, but with Randy's voice behind the music, it makes that much difference to me. It's definetly a different project for Randy but a good one.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Wonderful!!!! Reminds of my childhood and makes me want to praise the Lord.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This CD is definitely a hit for anyone who enjoys a variety of new spiritual songs sung by the deep voice of Randy Travis. The tempos may change from song to song, but each speaks to the heart with a message. I look forward to hearing more.