Randy Travis & George Jones Performing Country Classics Together Back In 1991 Is Pure Gold

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Does it get any better than this?

When it comes to iconic voices in country music, George Jones and Randy Travis have to be near the top of the list.

Not only do they have two of the most distinctive voices in country music history, but between the two powerhouses they have nearly 40 #1 songs, with hits like “He Stopped Loving Her Today” and “Forever and Ever, Amen” being just as well-known today as they were when they were released.

And back in 1991, those two iconic country voices came together and shared the stage on an episode of HBO’s Influences. 

The series paired two artists together to sing some songs and share some stories, and when it was George and Randy’s turn, it was pure classic country gold.

The two talked about how much of an influence the other was, with George telling Randy that he was “just about to give up” until Randy came out with “On the Other Hand.” In fact, George said that he liked Randy’s 1986 hit so much that he called the radio station himself to ask them to play it:

“I knew the ole’ boy there and got him to play it several times because I loved the song so much…

That gave me a lot of inspiration to want to try harder and try to make a comeback, try to get on the right track.”

Randy then performed an incredible cover of Possum’s 1974 hit “The Grand Tour” before the duo launched into incredible hits from Roy Acuff, Hank Williams, Merle Haggard, Ernest Tubb, and many more.

Man, they just don’t make ’em like this anymore.

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