Randy Travis

Born May 4, 1959

Randy Travis is an American country music singer and actor. Since 1985, he has recorded 20 studio albums and charted more than 50 singles on the Billboard Hot Country Songs charts, and 16 of these were number one hits. Considered a pivotal figure in the history of country music, Travis broke through in the mid-1980s with the release of his album Storms of Life, which sold more than three million copies.… Read More

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Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Randy Travis.


1959 Birth Born on May 4, 1959.


1975 16 Years Old In 1975, while his brother was serving time in jail for a high-speed car chase, Randy won a talent contest at a nightclub, Country City USA, in Charlotte, North Carolina. … Read More
1978 19 Years Old In 1978, he recorded a self-titled album, Randy Traywick, for Paula Records. … Read More


1982 23 Years Old 1 More Event
She eventually left her husband and, in 1982, she and Travis moved to Nashville, Tennessee. … Read More
1986 27 Years Old In 1986, Warner Bros. re-released "On the Other Hand", which became Travis' first number-one hit.
1987 28 Years Old In 1987, Travis appeared on the PBS music program Austin City Limits during Season 12. … Read More
1988 29 Years Old For two years in a row, Travis won the Grammy Award for Best Male Country Vocal Performance, for the albums Always & Forever in 1988, and for Old 8x10 in 1989. … Read More


1991 32 Years Old 1 More Event
He and Hatcher eventually came forward with their relationship and were married in a private ceremony in 1991.
1992 33 Years Old In 1992, Travis took a break from music to concentrate on acting and landed roles in several Western-genre films.
1994 35 Years Old He returned to recording with the 1994 album This Is Me and the hit single "Whisper My Name". … Read More


1999 40 Years Old After the 1999 release of A Man Ain't Made of Stone, Travis shifted away from mainstream country and focused on gospel. … Read More
2004 45 Years Old His album, Passing Through was released in November 2004 and included his song about mothers titled "Angels." … Read More
2005 46 Years Old After the release of Glory Train: Songs of Faith, Worship, and Praise in 2005 and the Christmas album Songs of the Season in 2007, Travis released his brand new single "Faith in You" as a free download from his official website.
2008 49 Years Old It heralded the July 2008 release of his album, Around the Bend, his first collection of mainly secular recordings in nearly a decade. … Read More


2009 50 Years Old In February 2009, Travis' "I Told You So" was released as a single by Carrie Underwood, who had recorded the song for her 2007 album Carnival Ride. … Read More
2010 51 Years Old Travis and Lib Hatcher divorced on October 29, 2010 after a 19-year marriage, and their business relationship ended thereafter.
2012 53 Years Old Travis was arrested in February 2012, when he was found in a parked car outside of a church in Sanger, Texas with an open bottle of wine and smelling of alcohol. … Read More
On January 31, 2013, Travis pleaded guilty to his August 7 incident and received two years probation, a $2,000 fine and a 180-day suspended jail sentence.
2014 55 Years Old As of November 2014, he was slowly recovering, could walk short distances without assistance and was relearning how to write and play the guitar, according to his then-fiancée Mary Davis.
2015 56 Years Old He married Mary Davis on March 21, 2015.
2016 57 Years Old 1 More Event
…  In 2016, Travis was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame. … Read More
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