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Biography

Travis in 2013

Source: Wikipedia

Randy Bruce Traywick (born May 4, 1959), known professionally as Randy Travis, is an American singer, songwriter, guitarist, 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 four million copies. The album established him as a major force in the Neotraditional country movement. Travis followed up his successful debut with a string of platinum and multi-platinum albums. He is known for his distinctive baritone vocals, delivered in a traditional style that has made him a country music star since the 1980s.

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  • Birth name: Randy Bruce Traywick
  • Born: May 4, 1959 (age 56) Marshville, North Carolina, U.S.
  • Genres: Country, gospel
  • Occupation(s): Singer-songwriter, musician, actor
  • Instruments: Vocals, guitar
  • Years active: 1978–present
  • Labels: Paula, Warner Bros. Nashville, DreamWorks Nashville, Word/Warner/Curb
  • Website: randy-travis.com

Read more about Randy Travis at Wikipedia or at the Internet Movie Database

In the news

Brothers Osborne with Ted Danson and Mary Steenburgen at ASCAP Country Awards
Variety, 2019-11-12 16:22:46
A tribute to Randy Travis provided the emotional highlight at the ASCAP Country Awards in Nashville, where the singer was being feted with a special award, as were Hillary Lindsey and Brothers Osborne. Among the competitive awards, Ashley Gorley set a record among Nashville tunesmiths by winning songwriter of the ...

Randy Travis Forges Ahead, Seeking New Ways to Sustain His Career After Stroke
Billboard, 2019-10-11 21:33:29
When Randy Travis suffered a near-fatal stroke in 2013, it was doubtful the country superstar would ever sing again. “Those are answers we don...

Randy Travis Canceling Most of 2019 Tour Due to Production Issues
Billboard, 2019-10-07 19:51:46
Randy Travis is canceling all but three dates of his upcoming The Music of Randy Travis tour, Billboard has learned. Shows are still scheduled...

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