"CBS News Sunday Morning" gets an exclusive look inside the making of singer Randy Travis' new AI-created song

“CBS News Sunday Morning” gets an exclusive look inside the making of singer Randy Travis’ new AI-created song

Legendary country music star Randy Travis hasn’t released a new single since suffering a stroke in 2013 that robbed him of his cherished singing voice. Until now. “CBS News Sunday Morning” correspondent Lee Cowan gets an exclusive inside look at how cutting-edge artificial intelligence enabled Travis to once again raise his voice in song in a story to be broadcast Sunday, May 5 on CBS and streamed on Paramount+.

“There’s just so much chatter about all the negative sides of AI,” said Cris Lacy, co-chair and president of Warner Music Nashville. “We started with this concept of, ‘What would AI … look like for us?’ And the first thing that came to mind [was] we would give Randy Travis his voice back.”

Singer Randy Travis (right), with his longtime record producer Kyle Lehning. They’ve collaborated on a new song – Travis’ first single since he suffered a stroke in 2013. 

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Doctors gave Travis (“Forever and Ever, Amen,” “Deeper Than the Holler”) just a 2% chance of surviving the stroke. Besides paralysis, the area of his brain controlling speech and language was damaged almost beyond repair.

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