I too have this CD and what an amazing CD it is! Randy has sure outdone himself this time everything from "Shallow Water" and " Baptism" to "I am Going" and "Amazing Grace" was excellent! Now as far as I know most teenagers don't listen to "Gospel music" but I was 13 when my aunt gave me the CD and I haven't put down since! In fact since then I have become a Christian and a gigantic Randy Travis CD and as one other person said i too believe Mr.Randy Travis is using his God-given gift to bless our Lord and Saviour and Christians around the world!
If one ever had to wait for a CD four years in the making, this one was certainly the one worth waiting for. Perhaps that is why it took four years for me to review it (smile).Seriously, as a long time fan of Randy Travis, I anxiously awaited its release in 2000 knowing for four years it was in the making. I was not disappointed. From Shallow Water to Amazing Grace, each song has something to offer. Baptism, The Carpenter, and Drive Another Nail are story-type songs while That's Jesus and Walk with Me are in a sense a prayer to the Lord for assistance and guidance through the journey through life. The two songs Which Way Will You Choose and Feet on the Rock leads one to start thinking about, if they haven't already preparing for the end times and entering into eternal life while I'm Going somewhat prepares others to accept the loss of a loved one.Two of my very favorites on the CD are Shallow Water and Don't Ever Sell Your Saddle; while Shallow Water shows your trust in the Lord, Dont' Ever Sell Your Saddle although not specifically a praise and worship song does give one some good instruction to living a wholesome life. Another thought provoking ballad on the CD is See Myself in You. The only truly well-known song on the CD is Amazing Grace which Randy performs only with a guitar and his vocals.If you truly want a Christian release with a country sound, performed by Randy like no other can, take "The Journey."
I actually enjoyed this cd being performed live in June2002 on an alaskan cruise. My 8-yr.-old Briana and I spoke to Mr. & Mrs. Travis the next morning. I was so impressed with not only this WONDERFUL piece of art, but their humbleness. I am pleased to see that Randy Travis has signed with Word records for his second cd(Rise and Shine.) Watch out for what the Lord will do in this man's career, now that he has dedicated his God-given-talent back to the God who gave it to him. Check out the new cd, it's even better. It also includes a cdrom including his testimony. God Bless & Enjoy!!!