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Randy Travis
Randy Travis sings his chart-topping song "Three Wooden Crosses," at the DoD-sponsored salute to Korean War veterans at the MCI Center in Washington, July 26, 2003.
Randy Travis sings his chart-topping song "Three Wooden Crosses," at the DoD-sponsored salute to Korean War veterans at the MCI Center in Washington, July 26, 2003.
Background information
Birth name Randy Bruce Traywick
Born May 4, 1959 (1959-05-04) (age 48)
Origin Marshville, North Carolina, Flag of United States USA
Genre(s) neotraditionalist country, gospel music
Occupation(s) singer
Instrument(s) guitar, vocals
Years active 1985-present
Label(s) Warner Bros. Records
DreamWorks Nashville
Word/Curb
Website http://randy-travis.com

Randy Bruce Traywick (born May 4, 1959 in Marshville, North Carolina), better known by his stage name, Randy Travis, is an American country singer and one of the most influential figures of Neotraditional Country.[citation needed] Shortcut: WP:-( Vandalism is indisputable bad-faith addition, deletion, or change to content, made in a deliberate attempt to compromise the integrity of the encyclopedia. ... Shortcut: WP:-( Vandalism is indisputable bad-faith addition, deletion, or change to content, made in a deliberate attempt to compromise the integrity of the encyclopedia. ... Image File history File links Country singer Randy Travis sings his chart-topping song Three Wooden Crosses, July 26 at the DoD-sponsored salute to Korean War veterans at the MCI Center in Washington. ... is the 124th day of the year (125th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1959 (MCMLIX) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Marshville is a town located in Union County, North Carolina. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Gospel music is a musical genre characterized by dominant vocals (often with strong use of harmony) referencing lyrics of a religious nature, particularly Christian. ... A musical instrument is a device constructed or modified with the purpose of making music. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... This does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Warner Bros. ... In 1996, several years after David Geffen sold Geffen Records to MCA Inc. ... Curb Records is a country record label started by Mike Curb in 1973, after leaving MGM Records. ... is the 124th day of the year (125th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1959 (MCMLIX) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Marshville is a town located in Union County, North Carolina. ... This article includes a list of works cited but its sources remain unclear because it lacks in-text citations. ... Neotraditional country, also known as new traditional country, is a country music style that rejects most elements of modern Top 40 country music. ...

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Biography

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While growing up, Travis was forced to take guitar lessons by his father, Harold Traywick and began performing at the age of eight with his brother, Ricky. Travis often fought with his father and soon dropped out of high school. He became a juvenile delinquent and was arrested for various offenses, including auto theft and burglary. This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Juvenile delinquency refers to criminal acts performed by juveniles. ...


Harold Traywick entered Randy and Ricky in a talent contest at a nightclub called "Country City, USA" in Charlotte, North Carolina. Ricky, who also had brushes with the law, was sentenced to jail and Randy had to complete the contest alone, but he won anyway. The club's manager, Elizabeth "Lib" Hatcher, took an interest in Travis and gave him a job singing at the club. Travis began focusing on music. He first recorded for Paula Records and released two unsuccessful singles, "She's My Woman" and "Dreamin'". // This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... Nickname: Location in Mecklenburg County in the state of North Carolina Coordinates: Country United States State North Carolina Counties Mecklenburg County, North Carolina Government  - Mayor Pat McCrory, (R) Area  - City  280. ...


Travis' legal troubles continued and he was due in court for probation violations. Hatcher pleaded with the judge and Travis was released in her custody with the warning that if the judge ever saw him again "he'd better bring his toothbrush, because he would be going to jail for a very long time."


Travis moved in with Hatcher. This put further strain on her already fragile marriage. She eventually left her husband and, in 1982, she and Travis moved to Nashville, Tennessee. Travis was soon turned down by every record label in town. His early demo tapes were criticized by Nashville record executives as being "too country." Hatcher took a job as manager of a nightclub, "The Nashville Palace" and hired Travis as a cook and singer. Year 1982 (MCMLXXXII) was a common year starting on Friday (link displays the 1982 Gregorian calendar). ... Nickname: Location in Davidson County and the state of Tennessee Coordinates: Country United States State Tennessee Counties Davidson County Founded: 1779 Incorporated: 1806 Government  - Mayor Bill Purcell (D) Area  - City  526. ...


In 1982, Travis recorded an independent album Randy Ray Live and Lib Hatcher used it to secure a deal with Warner Bros. Records. In 1985, Warner Brothers released Travis' single, "On the Other Hand," which topped out at 67 on the country charts. His next single, "1982", became a Top 10 hit followed by the re-release of "On the Other Hand" in 1986. The re-release became Travis' first number one hit. Year 1982 (MCMLXXXII) was a common year starting on Friday (link displays the 1982 Gregorian calendar). ... Warner Bros. ... Year 1985 (MCMLXXXV) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link displays 1985 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 1986 (MCMLXXXVI) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link displays 1986 Gregorian calendar). ...


His debut album, Storms of Life, went on to sell more than 4 million copies. In the late 1980s, he had a string of hits, including "No Place Like Home" and "Diggin' Up Bones." Another song from that album, "Forever and Ever, Amen" arguably launched the neo-traditionalist country era, boosting the popularity of country music beyond its traditional fan base. 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. Always and Forever was No. 1 for 43 weeks. Storms of Life is the debut album by country music star Randy Travis, and was released on June 6, 1986 by Warner Bros. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... The Grammy Award for Best Male Country Vocal Performance has been awarded since 1965. ... Always & Forever is the third album by country music star Randy Travis. ... Year 1988 (MCMLXXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Friday (link displays 1988 Gregorian calendar). ... Old 8x10 is the third album by country music star Randy Travis, and was released on July 12, 1988 by Warner Bros. ... Year 1989 (MCMLXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays 1989 Gregorian calendar). ...


Travis and Hatcher married in 1991. That year 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. The project included fellow singers Garth Brooks, Kenny Rogers and Kathy Mattea. By 1992, Travis was no longer charting high, as Brooks, Clint Black and others had taken over Nashville. He took a break from music to concentrate on acting and landed roles in several Western genre films. He returned to recording with the1994 album This Is Me and the hit single "Whisper My Name." Year 1991 (MCMXCI) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the 1991 Gregorian calendar). ... Combatants UN Coalition Republic of Iraq Commanders Norman Schwarzkopf, Peter de la Billière, Khalid bin Sultan, Saleh Al-Muhaya, Mohamed Hussein Tantawi Saddam Hussein Strength 883,863 360,000 Casualties 378 dead, 1,000 wounded see section below The Gulf War or the Persian Gulf War (16 January 1991... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Kenneth Donald Kenny Rogers (born August 21, 1938, in Houston, Texas) is a prolific American country music singer, photographer, producer, songwriter, actor and businessman. ... Kathy Mattea Kathy Mattea, full name Kathleen Alice Mattea (born June 21, 1959 in South Charleston, West Virginia), is a female country music and bluegrass performer who often brings celtic sounds to her music, particularly with her release of Love Travels, one of her most critically popular albums. ... Year 1992 (MCMXCII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1992 Gregorian calendar). ... Clint Patrick Black (born February 4, 1962 in Long Branch, New Jersey, USA) is a neotraditional country music singer, songwriter and producer. ... Actors in period costume sharing a joke whilst waiting between takes during location filming. ... Look up genre in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Film is a term that encompasses individual motion pictures, the field of film as an art form, and the motion picture industry. ... Year 1994 (MCMXCIV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display full 1994 Gregorian calendar). ...


In 1997, Travis parted ways with Warner Brothers. He moved to DreamWorks Nashville and recorded You and You Alone, which produced the top 10 hits "Out of My Bones" and "Spirit of a Boy, Wisdom of a Man." His latest albums are 2000's Inspirational Journey, 2002's Rise and Shine and 2003's Worship and Faith. The single "Three Wooden Crosses" from the Rise and Shine album reached No. 1 and won the CMA song of the year in 2003. That same year, Travis ranked #13 on CMT's 40 Greatest Men of Country Music. Travis continues to act in film and television. His second most recent album, Passing Through, was released in November of 2004. It combines the country music of his earlier years, with a little gospel mixed in from more recent albums. 1997 (MCMXCVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... When David Geffen sold his Geffen Records to MCA Records he joined Steven Spielberg and Jeffrey Katzenberg to form Dreamworks SKG, with subsidiary DreamWorks Records. ... 2000 (MM) was a leap year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... For album titles with the same name, see 2002 (album). ... Rise and Shine is an album by Randy Travis. ... 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... CMT can refer to: Cadmium Mercury Telluride Canal Metropolitano Televisión Catalog Management Table Certified Market Technician Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease Childrens Musical Theatreworks of Fresno, California Chip Multi Threading Comision del Mercado de las Telecommunicaciones, the Spanish communications industry regulator. ... shelby was here 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Discography

Randy Travis in concert at the Chumash Casino Resort in Santa Ynez, California, in November, 2004.
Randy Travis in concert at the Chumash Casino Resort in Santa Ynez, California, in November, 2004.
  • Storms of Life (Released on June 6, 1986)
  • Always & Forever (Released on April 4, 1987)
  • Old 8x10 (Released on July 12, 1988)
  • An Old Time Christmas (Released on August 29, 1989)
  • No Holdin' Back (Released on September 26, 1989)
  • Heroes and Friends (Released on September 11, 1990)
  • High Lonesome (Released on August 23, 1991)
  • Greatest Hits Album Volumes 1 & 2 (Released on September 15, 1992)
  • Wind in the Wire (Released on August 17, 1993)
  • This Is Me (Released on April 26, 1994)
  • Full Circle (Released on August 13, 1996)
  • You and You Alone (Released on April 21, 1998)
  • A Man Ain't Made of Stone (Released on September 21, 1999)
  • Inspirational Journey (Released in October 2000)
  • Randy Travis Live (Released in August 2001)
  • Anthology (Released on July 16, 2002)
  • Rise and Shine (Released on October 15, 2002)
  • Worship & Faith (Released on November 11, 2003)
  • Passing Through (Released on November 9, 2004)
  • Glory Train (Released on October 25, 2005)

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Singles

Year Title US Country US Hot 100 Album
1985 "On the Other Hand" 67 Storms of Life
1985 "1982" 6 Storms of Life
1986 "On the Other Hand" (re-release) 1 Storms of Life
1986 "Diggin' Up Bones" 1 Storms of Life
1987 "No Place Like Home" 2 Storms of Life
1987 "Forever and Ever, Amen" 1 Always & Forever
1987 "I Won't Need You Anymore (Always and Forever)" 1 Always & Forever
1987 "Too Gone Too Long" 1 Always & Forever
1988 "I Told You So" 1 Always & Forever
1988 "Honky Tonk Moon" 1 Old 8x10
1988 "Deeper Than the Holler" 1 Old 8x10
1989 "Is It Still Over?" 1 Old 8x10
1989 "Promises" 17 Old 8x10
1989 "It's Just a Matter of Time" 1 No Holdin' Back
1990 "Hard Rock Bottom of Your Heart" 1 No Holdin' Back
1990 "He Walked on Water" 2 No Holdin' Back
1990 "A Few Ole Country Boys" (w/ George Jones) 8 Heroes and Friends
1991 "Heroes and Friends" 3 Heroes and Friends
1991 "Point of Light" 3 High Lonesome
1991 "Forever Together" 1 High Lonesome
1992 "Better Class of Losers" 2 High Lonesome
1992 "I'd Surrender All" 20 High Lonesome
1992 "If I Didn't Have You" 1 Greatest Hits
1992 "Look Heart, No Hands" 1 Greatest Hits
1993 "An Old Pair of Shoes" 21 Greatest Hits
1993 "Cowboy Boogie" 46 Wind in the Wire
1994 "Wind in the Wire" 65 Wind in the Wire
1994 "Before You Kill Us All" 2 This Is Me
1994 "Whisper My Name" 1 This Is Me
1995 "This Is Me" 5 This Is Me
1995 "The Box" 7 This Is Me
1996 "Are We In Trouble Now" 24 Full Circle
1996 "Would I" 25 Full Circle
1997 "Price to Pay" 60 Full Circle
1997 "King of the Road" 51 Full Circle
1998 "Out Of My Bones" 2 You and You Alone
1998 "The Hole" 9 You and You Alone
1999 "Spirit of a Boy, Wisdom of a Man" 2 42 You and You Alone
1999 "Stranger In My Mirror" 16 81 You and You Alone
1999 "A Man Ain't Made of Stone" 16 82 A Man Ain't Made Of Stone
2000 "I'll Be Right Here Loving You" 68 A Man Ain't Made Of Stone
2000 "Where Can I Surrender" 48 A Man Ain't Made Of Stone
2000 "A Little Left of Center" 54 A Man Ain't Made Of Stone
2001 "America Will Always Stand" 59 America WIll Always Stand
2001 "Baptism" (Kenny Chesney w/ Randy Travis) 75 Greatest Hits (Kenny Chesney album)
2002 "Three Wooden Crosses" 1 31 Rise and Shine
2003 "Pray For the Fish" 48 Rise and Shine
2004 "Four Walls" 46 Passing Through
2005 "Angels" 48 Passing Through

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Reference

  • Goldsmith, Thomas. (1998). "Randy Travis". In The Encyclopedia of Country Music. Paul Kingsbury, Editor. New York: Oxford University Press. pp. 544-5.

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