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Yet another Randy Travis hits package coming

Monday, March 2, 2009 – Randy Travis' fifth greatest hits album "I Told You So: The Ultimate Hits of Randy Travis" comes out March 17 with 2 new tracks, it was announced today. The 2-CD, 32-track album includes Forever and Ever Amen, Three Wooden Crosses and the album's first single Turn It Around, which will impact radio on March 12. The other new song is Love's Alive And Well.

In support of the album's release week, Travis will perform Turn It Around and Forever and Ever Amen on the outdoor stage of The Tonight Show with Jay Leno on March 13. Travis will perform on stage today at the Florida Strawberry Festival (Plant City, FL,) March 6 at the Riverview Casino - Showplace Theater (Norman, OK,) March 21 at Billy Bob's Texas - Showroom Concert Stage (Ft. Worth, TX) and March 22 at Star Of Texas Fair & Rodeo - Travis County Expo Center (Austin)

Travis debuted in 1986 with the multi-platinum "Storm's of Life."

Songs on the CD are:
Disc 1
1. Diggin' Up Bones
2. Forever And Ever, Amen
3. I Told You So
4. He Walked On Water
5. Promises
6. Three Wooden Crosses
7. Deeper Than The Holler
8. On The Other Hand
9. Too Gone Too Long
10. We're Strangers Again
11. Look Heart, No Hands
12. 1982
13. Better Class Of Losers
14. I Won't Need You Anymore
15. Faith In You
16. Love's Alive And Well*

Disc 2
1. Honky Tonk Moon
2. Would I
3. It's Just A Matter Of Time
4. Forever Together & nbsp
5. No Place Like Home
6. A Few Ole Country Boys
7. It's Still Over
8. Whisper My Name
9. Before You Kill Us All
10. Heroes And Friends
11. This Is Me
12. King Of The Road
13. The Box
14. Are We In Trouble Now
15. Turn It Around
16. You Ain't Right

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