Josh Turner Performs ‘Forever And Ever, Amen’ With Randy Travis

To celebrate the upcoming release of his new album, Country State of Mind, Josh Turner dropped by The Bobby Bones…


Lauren Jo Black

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August 13, 2020


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Josh Turner, Randy Travis

To celebrate the upcoming release of his new album, Country State of Mind, Josh Turner dropped by The Bobby Bones Show and brought along a very special guest – Country Music Hall of Famer Randy Travis.

The pair joined together for a memorable performance of Travis’ 1987 hit, “Forever And Ever, Amen.” A new version of the beloved song featuring Travis appears on Turner’s new album and marks the legendary performer’s first recording session since his 2013 stroke.

Click below to watch the emotional moment.

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Out August 21, Country State of Mind finds Turner covering a number of country music icons, including Travis, John Anderson, Johnny Cash, Vern Gosdin and Hank Williams.

“I’ve always said that any song you hear coming from my voice, you’re going to hear bits and pieces of those five guys,” Turner previously shared. “They taught me how to be Josh Turner.”

Country State of Mind also includes appearances by John Anderson, Kris Kristofferson, Chris Janson, Runaway June and Maddie & Tae.

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Lauren Jo Black, a University of Central Florida graduate, has immersed herself in the world of country music for over 15 years. In 2008, she co-founded CountryMusicIsLove, eventually selling it to a major record label in 2015. Following the rebranding of the website to Sounds Like Nashville, Black served as Editor-in-Chief for two and a half years. Currently, she assumes the role of Editor-in-Chief at Country Now and oversees Country Now’s content and digital footprint. Her extensive experience also encompasses her previous role as a Country Music Expert Writer for and her work being featured on She’s been spotlighted among Country Aircheck’s Women of Influence and received the 2012 Rising Star Award from the University of Central Florida. Black also spent time in front of the camera as host of Country Now Live, which brought live music directly to fans in 2021 when the majority of concerts were halted due to the pandemic. During this time, she hosted 24 weeks of live concerts via Country Now Live on Twitch with special guests such as Lady A, Dierks Bentley, Jordan Davis, Brett Young, and Jon Pardi. Over the course of her career, she has had the privilege of conducting interviews with some of the industry’s most prominent stars, including Reba McEntire, Blake Shelton, Luke Combs, Carrie Underwood, Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert, Lainey Wilson, and many others. Lauren Jo Black is a longtime member of the Country Music Association and the Academy of Country Music.