“Point of Light” is a song written by Don Schlitz and Thom Schuyler, and recorded by American country music artist Randy Travis. It was released in May 1991 as the lead-off single from his album High Lonesome. It was his twenty-first single overall. It charted at #3 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks and hit #1 on the Canadian RPM country Tracks chart.
This song has a moral message to do the right thing and become a “point of light”. The song goes on to praise social workers and teachers as points of light. Don Schlitz and Thom Schuyler were commissioned to write the song in response to then-United States President George H. W. Bush’s “Thousand points of light” program.
From the album High Lonesome
B-side “Waiting on the Light to Change”
Released May 9, 1991
Recorded The Nightingale, Nashville, 1990
Label Warner Bros. Nashville 19283
Songwriter(s) Don Schlitz & Thom Schuyler
Producer(s) Kyle Lehning