Randy Travis Released First New Song in Over a Decade With Help of A.I.

Randy Travis fans have reason to celebrate – his first song in over a decade, “Where That Came From,” debuted last Friday.

In an exclusive segment on “CBS Sunday Morning” yesterday, Travis revealed how A.I. technology played a pivotal role in allowing him to release new music.

Since his near-fatal stroke in 2013, Randy has faced challenges in speaking and singing. With the collaboration of his longtime producer, an A.I. was trained to replicate his distinctive voice, utilizing elements from 42 archived tracks.

In addition to replicating Randy’s vocals, any new lyrics require an initial performance. Travis turned to former ‘Voice’ contestant, James Dupré. James took the lead in singing the new song, which was then filtered through the A.I., resulting in an astonishingly faithful rendition of Randy’s iconic voice.

Witnessing the song’s unveiling, Randy’s wife was visibly moved, expressing how much she missed his voice and the emotional impact of its return.

Randy and James have already begun collaborating on additional music, signaling a promising continuation of Randy Travis’s musical legacy. Stay tuned for more updates on this inspiring musical journey.

Randy released a statement saying, “Eleven years ago I never thought I would be able to have a hand in music production of any kind, but by God’s grace and the support of family, friends, fellow artists, and fans, I’m able to create the music I so dearly love. Working with Kyle Lehning and Warner Music Nashville again has been so special and nostalgic, and I’m so excited to share my new song “Where That Came From” with you today. Many thanks to my wonderful team and the best fans in the world for putting me back in the saddle again! I’ve enjoyed every moment of it.”

(CBS News / Billboard)