Friday, June 22, 2018

I Can Almost Hear Her Wings

Framed article presented to Eddy Lee's parents

The summer of 1996 newly married Eddy Lee and his bride set off to Nashville.  It was a move to try his hand at getting into music in the capital of the music business.  It is very difficult, since Nashville is flooded daily with those with the same music dreams. It was something he had to try.

Eddy Lee's goal was to get a cut also known as song recorded.  In August 1996 Randy Travis released his "Full Circle" album with the song "I Can Almost Hear Her Wings" which was co-written by Randy Travis, Eddy Lee and Buck Moore*.  Eddy Lee never met Randy Travis, since Buck Moore managed the project. 

Eddy Lee called his parents very excited and sang the song over the phone. Eventually a recording was made and it is still available to his family. However, Eddy Lee's  name was misspelled on Randy Travis's Full Circle Album as Eddie Lee.

Survival in Nashville was difficult and he and his bride soon headed home.  His goal was met.  He never had the desire to return.





Randy Travis - Full Circle AlbumTrack listing
  1. "Highway Junkie" (Chris Knight, Annie Tate, Sam Tate) – 3:57
  2. "Price to Pay" (Craig WisemanTrey Bruce) – 3:46
  3. "Long on Lonely (Short on Pride)" (Bucky Jones, Bob McDillDickey Lee) – 3:26
  4. "Would I" (Mark Winchester) – 2:23
  5. "Future Mister Me" (Randy Travis, John Lindley) – 3:05
  6. "Don't Take Your Love Away from Me" (Verlon ThompsonMark D. Sanders) – 2:53
  7. "Are We in Trouble Now" (Mark Knopfler) – 3:40
  8. "If It Ain't One Thing, It's Another" (Joe Stampley, Tony Stampley, Bobby Carmichael) – 2:15
  9. "I Wish It Would Rain" (Travis, Ron Avis) – 3:15
  10. "King of the Road" (Roger Miller) – 3:49
  11. "I Can Almost Hear Her Wings" (Travis, Eddie Lee, Buck Moore) – 4:21
  12. "Ants on a Log" (Skip Ewing, Donny Kees)
Eddy Lee knew the right people.  But as Mentor Williams put it, who wrote the rock and roll classic "Drift Away", in telling Eddy Lee that he (Eddy Lee) "had it", it is luck and timing as what had happened for him (Mentor) with "Drift Away".

Another musician, Michael Smith (From Red River. NM) shared with Eddy Lee's parents, "The music is always out there."

It just wasn't his time.

* Buck Moore passed away in 2013 (01-03-1934 to 09-23-2013). 

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