Will Randy Travis Release More New Music Using AI?

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Randy Travis has a new hit song on the charts thanks to artificial intelligence. Does the singer plan to release more music using AI?

Mary Travis Reacts To Hearing Husband’s Voice Again

Randy Travis has a powerful baritone and an impressive catalog of classic hits like “Forever and Ever, Amen.” Yet, after a series of health challenges, his ability to create new music has been missing. That is, until now.

He released his first new song in over a decade earlier this month. A few new singles released in 2020 were recorded decades before a debilitating stroke robbed him of his voice. “Where That Came From” used artificial intelligence technology to recreate Randy Travis’ voice on a new recording.

The singer attended the ACM Awards this month for the first time since his stroke. Fox News caught up with Travis and his wife, Mary, on the red carpet. His wife of nearly ten years does most of the speaking for him.

Randy and Mary Travis/Credit: YouTube
Randy and Mary Travis/Credit: YouTube

How did she feel the first time she heard the new AI recording? “When I first heard it, I couldn’t hear much because I was crying so hard,” she told the news site. Mary Travis called the experience “overwhelming” for both of them.

She shared her husband’s reaction. “When Randy watched it, it was beautiful because I watched him go from listening real intently to this pensive emotion to a smile and then an all-out laughter,” she revealed.

Amid the growing concern over AI replacing artists, she said, “We’re hoping that AI will be used for good from now on and not pirated, not robbing from the artist.”

Does that mean fans can expect more AI-created music from Randy Travis?

Will Randy Travis Release More New Music Using AI?

Randy Travis shared his own thoughts about using AI. “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,” he wrote in a statement.

AI didn’t create the new single from scratch. Singer James Dupré previously recorded the vocals for “Where That Came From” for a demo in 2011. It was never released. AI voice-clone technology of Randy Travis’ voice was overlayed on the other singer’s recording to create a new version.

James Dupré spoke to Rolling Stone about participating in the AI experiment. “I was excited from the get-go to see what would happen with this,” he said.

He revealed that there are other previously recorded tracks with his voice that could be mixed with AI technology to create more new Randy Travis songs. “As far as I know, there are a couple of songs in the air right now, but anything further than that, I’m not sure of. But yes, I am involved in those next couple songs,” he revealed.

What do you think about Randy Travis using AI to create new music? Sound off in the comments.

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