Randy Travis

Birth Name: 
Randy Bruce Traywick
Genre: 
Country
Music Category: 
Singer
Best Known For: 

"Forever and Ever, Amen"
"On the Other Hand"
"Digging Up Bones"
"Three Wooden Crosses"

Short bio: 

Randy Travis was born in North Carolina in 1959. When he was 18-years old he was discovered by Elizabeth Hatcher. The two moved to Nashville where Hatcher secured a job managing the Nashville Palace, a tourist-oriented club near the Grand Ole Opry, while Randy (who for a time performed as Randy Ray) worked as a short-order cook. After several years of trying to make a name for himself, Randy was signed by Warner Bros. Records in 1985. Travis' first single, "On The Other Hand," reached a disappointing No. 67 on the country charts. Despite the lackluster debut, Warner Bros. released Travis's second track, "1982," which secured a place in the Top 10. Optimistic over the response to "1982," the label decided to re-release "On The Other Hand," which immediately skyrocketed to No. 1 on the country charts. 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.

In the 1990s, Travis concentrated on an acting career. He won roles in the made-for-TV movies Dead Man's Revenge (1994) and Steel Chariots (1997); and made appearances on some of TV's most popular series, including Touched By an Angel, Fraiser and Sabrina, the Teenage Witch.
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Twitter: 
@randytravis
Contact:Mailing: 

Randy Travis
266 Blanks Road
Tioga, Texas 76271

Comments

Submitted by Ronelle Kumjian (not verified) on

Dear Mr. Travis, Every other day of my life, now at 72, I listen to many of your songs. They give me so much happiness as I walk . I have loved your music for so many years and enjoyed your acting on "Touched by Angel" and working with Andy Griffith. Your are an inspiring man and I pray each night for your return to Country. God bless you and what a lovely thing to see you and the CMA program recently. Your fan Ronelle

Submitted by Lorna (not verified) on

When my little boy was born I call him Travis Randy he was sick and had to have his name put on him right away he died at the age of 5 and we both loved your songs

Submitted by sandy (not verified) on

I still love to watch your videos and listen to your songs. You could make a song so much more interesting with your facial expressions and that great voice you were blessed with. God Bless you!

Submitted by Kelley Barrera (not verified) on

A few years ago when Randy was wrapping up his tour, my sister and her husband had the opportunity to go to Randy’s concert in Tacoma. This was a very special vacation for her and her husband. They had saved money for a long time to be able to travel from Montana to Washington to see the show. You see, my nephew,Jase, has Duchenne muscular dystrophy along with several other health problems which will shorten his life. He was around eight years old at the time and they had never left him overnight since he was born, so this was very special to them.Life expectation for Jase is maybe mid teens to 20 years old. He just turned 12 last week and is the joy of everybody’s life. Unfortunately, during the Concert, somebody broke into the back of their vehicle and stole several items adding up in the thousands of dollars. Jase had an iPad that was specifically designed for his disabilities which allowed him to communicate. They took that. There were lots of extra add-ons to it that made it very special and unique to him. She had also saved money to purchase T-shirts and memorabilia since Randy Travis is absolutely her hero! She had taken all that stuff to the vehicle so it was stolen along with all of their luggage and spending cash that they had in the vehicle. A police report was filled out, but nothing ever came of it. Despite that, it was the best time of her life. She said she would’ve done it all over again, even knowing what happened. A few days ago,I watched an interview with Randy Travis and his beautiful wife on TV. They talked about his recovery from his stroke and how amazing and strong he is. Both of them had amazing attitude and outlook on what has happened to Randy.We feel the same way about Jase. He’s a fighter and he is strong. I have been looking for some Randy Travis T-shirts and memorabilia from that concert in Tacoma because I want to replace it for her but haven’t been able to find any. If anybody out there knows where I can get my hands on some of this please let me know! I would at least like her to have that to remember her concert by. If Randy ever performs again, I am going to make it my goal to get her there to see him again. Randy, thank you for being an inspiration to so many people. Thank you for being an inspiration to my sister who dedicates every second of her day to her son who she knows she will outlive. I wish we could meet you some day And G’s shake your hand. I am really hoping there are future performances in store for you! Please know you are in our thoughts and prayers all the way from Montana as you continue to recover. God bless.

Submitted by Mike Adkins (not verified) on

Randy's music has helped me thru some pretty hard times. Divorce, finding love, death of parents. His music is a truly spiritual! My mom passed from Dementia / Alzheimers a couple of years ago and my dad passed on New Years Day this year. They were both members of the Church of Christ and dad sang gospel music and always told me Randy was his favorite too. Randy's music kept me grounded and provided me a way to grieve. Now, I'm no musician, but I have a guitar and I try to play some of his songs.. Good Intentions is one that hits closest to home.. Except I'll never be a better man than Daddy. God Bless Randy Travis!

Submitted by Gloria childrey (not verified) on

Hello, this is Gloria childrey, how are you doing, I am pray for you

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