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Randy Travis

Randy Bruce Traywick (born May 4, 1959), known professionally as Randy Travis, is an American singer-songwriter, musician, 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. Travis is well known for his distinctive baritone vocals, delivered in a traditional style that has made him a country music star since the 1980s.

By the mid-1990s, Travis saw a decline in his chart success. In 1997, he left Warner Bros. Records for DreamWorks Records and changed his musical focus to gospel music. Although the career shift produced only one more number one country hit "Three Wooden Crosses", Travis went on to earn several Dove awards, including Album of the Year three times. In addition to his singing career, Travis pursued an acting career, appearing in numerous films and television series, including The Rainmaker (1997) with Matt Damon, Black Dog (1998) with Patrick Swayze, Texas Rangers (2001) with James Van Der Beek, and seven episodes of the Touched by an Angel television series. He also appeared in several episodes of the 80's and 90's series Matlock. Travis has sold over 25 million records, and has earned 22 number one hits, six number one albums, six Grammy awards, six CMA awards, nine ACM awards, 10 AMA awards, seven Dove awards, and a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.


Randy Travis sings the "Casper" theme song in the movie Casper's Haunted Christmas.
Randy is the narrator to the animated Christmas film Annabelle's Wish.
Randy is married to Liz Hatcher.
Randy Travis has released twenty one albums.
Randy Travis has appeared on several tv shows as well as starred in several movies.
Randy Travis dropped out of school when he was in the ninth grade.
Randy Travis has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
Randy Travis has won 5 Grammy's, 6 Country Music Awards, 9 Academy of Country Music Awards, 10 American Music Awards, and 6 Dove Awards.
Randy Travis has had 6 number one albums.
Randy Travis has 22 number one hits.
Randy Travis moved to Nashville in 1981.
Randy Travis was the first country music artist to ever go multi-platinum.
Randy Travis' debut album "Storms of Life," sold over 3 million copies.
"On the Other Hand" was Randy Travis' first hit single.
Randy Travis official changed his name when he signed with Warner Brothers in 1985.
Randy Travis has sold records under his given name, Randy Traywick, Randy Ray, and Randy Travis.
Randy Travis landed his first record deal in 1978 with Paula Records.
Randy Travis won a talent contest when he was 16, at the Country City U.S.A.
Randy Travis started in music young. When he was eight, he was in a band with his brother Ricky, called "Traywick Brothers."
Randy Travis learned how to play the guitar when he was only 8 years old.
In 1986, Randy Travis won the CMA's "Horizon Award."
Randy Travis got shot down by almost every record label in Nashville, but was finally signed with Warner Brothers Records in 1985 after he changed his name.
Randy Travis is a Gospel Singer now.

 

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