“I feel like cryin’, ain’t got no tears to spare” — Mattie Delaney
Sunday, March 20, 2016
HEARTACHES BY THE NUMBER
When Randy Travis hit with “On the Other Hand” in 1986 he joined with other “new tradtionalists” in helping to turn eighties country music back into something worth listening to. That he never quite matched this first big hit and eventually spiraled down into some pretty weird personal problems doesn’t take away anything from this great record, one that offers just a glimmer of hope from the dark end of the street.