It could be the title of a country song.
I feel so bad for you, Randy Travis.
What happened, my friend?
You were buck naked on the side of the road. Intoxicated. By your car like a cowboy outside the saloon with his horse.
I’m getting concerned that things are not going well in your life. And I know it hasn’t been easy. You were a bit of a wrangler as a youngster, getting into some scrapes with the law, and serving some time in “Juvie.”
After running into that tough-love judge, he gave you one last chance and you turned it around. You met your future wife/manager at a bar, worked your way from small clubs and hit the big-time.
Darn straight you made it through things most of us don’t have to go through – from rock bottom to the top of the world with fame and fortune.
Did it start to unravel when you had the tough divorce from your wife/manager in 2010?
And then came the Driving Under the Influence incident in February. A few months elapsed and earlier this summer you filed a breach of contract lawsuit against your now ex-wife.
These are tough times for the country and for you, but we’ve fought through, and you’ve persevered as well, my country crooner. Show all your fans that, while it hurts “real bad,” losin’ your woman or your dog is part of what makes country music, well, ‘country.’
If there’s a bigger problem, please get yourself a heaping spoonful of help from the professionals.
Your fans are not looking for you naked – okay, maybe some of your female fans are, but not intoxicated and naked by your vehicle – they’re looking for the great Randy Travis, the one who remains true to his roots, just like your song lyrics proclaim:
“As long as old men sit and talk about the weather
As long as old women sit and talk about old men
If you wonder how long I’ll be faithful
Just listen to how this song ends
I’m gonna love you
Forever and ever
Forever and ever, amen.”
I’m not a big country fan, but I do like a little Randy Travis every now and then.
Are you a country music person? If so, do you have a favorite Randy Travis song?