Randy Travis

American singer Randy Travis

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.
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04 May 1959


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Young Jack Sparrow And More: Chats With Anthony De La Torre And Ray Scott, Plus A Legion Exclusive And A Paul Simon CD/DVD Review
Huffington Post - 9 months
LEGION’S “CAPER 1” EXCLUSIVE/PREMIERE Composer Jeff Russo (also of Tonic and Low Stars fame) shares “Caper 1,” a track taken from the second volume of Lakeshore Records’ soundtrack to FX Network’s mind-bending show Legion. The track is a signature slice of the striking score that is both hypnotically pointed and ominously orchestral, helping to propel the listener through the hyper creative plot points of the acclaimed drama. Lakeshore Records releases Legion Season 1 Volume 2—Original Television Soundtrack digitally today. According to Jeff Russo... "So glad to be releasing volume two of the season one score. There were a number of cues that we just couldn't let out of the bag until after we aired.” A Conversation with Anthony De La Torre Mike Ragogna: So am I speaking with Anthony or Jack? Anthony De La Torre: [laughs] I never break character, friend. No, definitely Anthony. MR: Thank God. Who wants to talk to a pirate anyway. ...
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Culver City-based BeautyKind boosts support for American Heart Assn.
LATimes - 11 months
BeautyKind’s Concert for Causes last month at AT&T Stadium in Dallas is paying off for the e-tailer. The country-centric show featuring Demi Lovato, Randy Travis and others attracted 20,000 people and raised $2 million for the American Heart Assn., said founder and chief executive officer Hil Davis. ...
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Randy Travis gives health update, says he's doing 'good'
CNN - 11 months
Randy Travis credits his recovery from a life-threatening stroke to "amazing grace."
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Music community honors Randy Travis in song
Yahoo News - about 1 year
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A near fatal stroke couldn't take away the signature baritone of country star Randy Travis, and dozens of his friends, from Garth Brooks to Kenny Rogers, used their voices and his songs to honor the legend.
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After Stroke, Country Music Star Randy Travis Returns To Stage With 'Amazing Grace'
NPR - over 1 year
After suffering a stroke three years ago, Randy Travis had to learn to walk and talk again. This week he was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame, where he stood onstage and sang.
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Randy Travis sings 'Amazing Grace' three years after debilitating stroke
CNN - over 1 year
Randy Travis brought the Country Music Hall of Fame audience to tears Sunday night.
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WATCH: Randy Travis Stuns Crowd, Sings at Hall of Fame Induction
ABC News - over 1 year
The Country singer took to the microphone and sang "Amazing Grace" three years after a life-threatening stroke.
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Randy Travis marries Mary Davis
Fox News - almost 3 years
When Randy Travis turned up at the 2015 ACM Awards, it was a joyous occasion for fans. But the country icon has even more happy news: he married his fiancee, Mary Davis, on March 21.
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Surprise! Randy Travis is married
USA Today - almost 3 years
The country superstar quietly married in March.          
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Randy Travis attends ACMs
Fox News - almost 3 years
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Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Randy Travis
  • 2016
    Age 56
    In 2016, Travis was selected as one of 30 artists to perform on "Forever Country", a mash-up track of Take Me Home, Country Roads, On the Road Again and I Will Always Love You which celebrates 50 years of the CMA Awards.
    In 2016, Travis was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame.
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  • 2015
    Age 55
    He married Mary Davis on March 21, 2015.
  • 2014
    Age 54
    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.
  • 2013
    Age 53
    He was released from Baylor Heart Hospital in Plano, Texas on July 31, 2013, and entered a physical therapy facility.
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    On July 15, 2013, it was reported that Travis was awake and alert after undergoing brain surgery, that his heart was pumping without the assistance of machines, and that he was on the road to recovery.
    On July 7, 2013, Travis was admitted to a Dallas area hospital for viral cardiomyopathy after a viral upper respiratory infection.
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    After good friend George Jones died in April 2013 Travis recorded "Tonight I'm Playin' Possum," in Jones' memory.
    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.
  • 2012
    Age 52
    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.
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  • 2010
    Age 50
    Travis and Lib Hatcher divorced on October 29, 2010 after a 19-year marriage, and their business relationship ended thereafter.
  • 2009
    Age 49
    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.
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  • 2008
    Age 48
    It heralded the July 2008 release of his album, Around the Bend, his first collection of mainly secular recordings in nearly a decade.
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  • 2005
    Age 45
    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.
  • 2004
    Age 44
    His album, Passing Through was released in November 2004 and included his song about mothers titled "Angels."
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  • 1999
    Age 39
    After the 1999 release of A Man Ain't Made of Stone, Travis shifted away from mainstream country and focused on gospel.
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  • 1994
    Age 34
    He returned to recording with the 1994 album This Is Me and the hit single "Whisper My Name".
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  • 1992
    Age 32
    In 1992, Travis took a break from music to concentrate on acting and landed roles in several Western-genre films.
  • 1991
    Age 31
    In 1991, Travis took part in Voices That Care, a multi-artist project that featured other top names in music for a one-off single to raise money for the allied troops in the Gulf War.
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    He and Hatcher eventually came forward with their relationship and were married in a private ceremony in 1991.
  • 1988
    Age 28
    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.
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  • 1987
    Age 27
    In 1987, Travis appeared on the PBS music program Austin City Limits during Season 12.
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  • 1986
    Age 26
    In 1986, Warner Bros. re-released "On the Other Hand", which became Travis' first number-one hit.
  • 1982
    Age 22
    In 1982, Travis recorded an independent album Live at the Nashville Palace, and Hatcher used the album to secure a deal with Warner Bros.
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    She eventually left her husband and, in 1982, she and Travis moved to Nashville, Tennessee.
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  • 1978
    Age 18
    In 1978, he recorded a self-titled album, Randy Traywick, for Paula Records.
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  • 1975
    Age 15
    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.
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  • 1959
    Born on May 4, 1959.
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