After three very successful gospel albums (including "Rise and Shine," which spawned the No. 1 country hit "Three Wooden Crosses"), Randy Travis returns with a straight-ahead country project.

After three very successful gospel albums (including "Rise and Shine," which spawned the No. 1 country hit "Three Wooden Crosses"), Randy Travis returns with a straight-ahead country project. "Passing Through" will remind everyone why he was considered the savior of the format in the mid-'80s. This is a solid collection of traditional country numbers, from the playful and autobiographical "That Was Us" to the poignant ballad "I Can See It in Your Eyes." Emotionally riveting, "Daddy Never Was" tells the tale of a man struggling to escape the clutches of alcoholism while hanging onto his family. Several of the songs are infused with Travis' faith and should be embraced by his newfound Christian fan base.—DEP

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