Randy Travis performs “Deeper Than The Holler” Live Video.

It reached number # 1 on the US Hot Country Songs charts, remaining in the charts for a total of 18 weeks. Also reach at number # 1 on the Canadian RPM. The song was included in Randy's third studio album, Old 8 × 10 (Warner 1988)

Deeper Than The Holler

Single cover Randy Travis ( Warner 1988 )
Single cover Randy Travis ( Warner 1988 )

“Deeper Than The Holler”, a song written by Paul Overstreet and Don Schlitz, was recorded by Randy Travis for the Warner label, on April 1988, in Nightingale Studio, 1815 Division St., Suite 115, Nashville, TN, in the session For recording the album, Randy was accompanied by: Steve Gibson (guitar), Brent Mason (guitar), Mark Casstevens (guitar), Larry Byrom (guitar), Bela Fleck (guitar), Jerry Douglas (guitar), Doyle Grisham (steel), David Hungate (bass), Larry Londin (drums), Mark O’Connor (fiddle), Terry McMillan (harmonica and percussion), Dennis Burnside (piano), Billy Puett (clarinet) and Baillie & The Boys (background vocals) With the production of Kyle Lehning, the song was released on November 14, 1988, on January 28, 1989, it reached number # 1 on the US Hot Country Songs charts, remaining in the charts for a total of 18 weeks. The same day it also reach at number # 1 on the Canadian RPM Country Tracks charts. It was the eighth number one in Randy’s career. In January 1990, it won the award at the American Music Awards, for ‘Favorite Country Single’.

Album cover Randy Travis ( Warner 1988 )
Album cover Randy Travis ( Warner 1988 )

The song was included in Randy’s third studio album, Old 8 × 10 (Warner 1988), the album was released on July 12, 1988, reaching # 1 on the US Top Country Albums charts on August 27 of 1988, with a total of 119 weeks in the charts. On July 5, 1989, it also reached # 1 on the Canadian RPM Country Albums charts. On the American Music Awards (1990), it won the ‘Favorite Country Album’ award, and also won the ‘Favorite Country Male Artist’ award. The album was certified double platinum in the USA and Canada.



 

About the song:

“Deeper Than the Holler” has become one of Travis’ exclusive songs. Released in 1988, the song became its sixth consecutive success number 1, and its eighth overall. Written by two of Music City’s best composers, Paul Overstreet and Don Schlitz, the song uses several house metaphors to describe the feeling of true love. Travis’s simple and sincere vocal delivery makes him one of Randy Travis’s top 10 songs.





Randy Travis – Deeper Than The Holler Lyrics

Well I’ve heard those city singers singin’ ’bout how they can love,
Deeper than the oceans, higher than the stars above.
Well, I come from the country, and I know I ain’t seen it all
But I heard that ocean’s salty, and the stars, they sometimes fall.
And that would not do justice to the way I feel for you
So I had to sing this song about all the things I knew

My love is deeper than the holler.
Stronger than the river
Higher than the pine trees growin’ tall upon the hill
My love is purer than the snowflakes,
That fall in late December
And honest as a Robin on a springtime window sill
And longer than the song of a whippoorwill.

From the back roads to the Broadway shows with a million miles between
There’s a least a million love songs that people love to sing
And every one is different, and every one’s the same
And this is just another way of sayin’ the same thing

My love is deeper than the holler
Stronger than the river
Higher than the pine trees growin’ tall upon the hill
My love is purer than the snowflakes
That fall in late December
And honest as a Robin on a spring-time window sill
And longer than the song of a whippoorwill

My love is deeper than the holler
Stronger than the river
Higher than the pine trees growin’ tall upon the hill
My love is purer than the snowflakes
That fall in late December
And honest as a Robin on a spring-time window sill
And longer than the song of a whippoorwill
A Whippoorwill

Single Randy Travis ( Warner 1988 )
Single Randy Travis ( Warner 1988 )

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