Now this is the country music that I grew up with, & yes even though I’m 56 years this is the sound of what real country music is in my book!!
“Deeper Than the Holler” is a classic country love song that was recorded by Randy Travis in 1988. The song, written by Paul Overstreet and Don Schlitz, was a chart-topping hit and remains one of Travis’ most beloved songs.
The lyrics of “Deeper Than the Holler” tell the story of a man’s deep and abiding love for his partner. The imagery of the holler, or valley, emphasizes the depth and intensity of the man’s feelings, portraying his love as something that goes far beyond surface-level attraction.
The song’s melody is simple yet powerful, with Travis’ smooth baritone voice lending an emotional resonance to the words. The song’s arrangement features acoustic guitars and fiddles, evoking a traditional country sound that emphasizes the song’s roots in classic country music.
Over the years, “Deeper Than the Holler” has been covered by several other artists, including Carrie Underwood and Josh Turner. These covers often bring their own unique interpretations to the song, showcasing its enduring popularity and appeal.
Despite its simplicity, “Deeper Than the Holler” remains a timeless and beloved classic among fans of traditional country music. Its portrayal of lasting love and devotion has resonated with audiences for decades and continues to be celebrated as one of Randy Travis’ greatest hits.
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