Randy Travis Birthday (May 4th)

Randy Travis Birthday (May 4th)

Randy Travis Biography

Randy Travis Introduction:

Randy Travis is a popular American Country singer with an impressive list of hit albums and singles to his credit.

Randy Travis Background Information:

Randy Travis was born on May 4, 1959 in Marshville, North Carolina, USA.His birth name is Randy Bruce Tray wick. He had five other siblings. Randy Travis had a history of drug abuse and juvenile delinquency by the time he was a teenager. He is a high-school drop-out and was sentenced to jail. It is only after a club manager offered to hire him as a singer, did he take to a singing career. He later moved in and married the same manager, Elizabeth “Lib” Hatcher.

Randy Travis Singing Career:

Randy Travis shot to fame following the release of his hit album “Storms of Life” by Warner Bros in 1986. He achieved the status of a platinum singer and a neotraditionalist in the field of Country music.His hit single “Three Wooden Crosses” topped the charts and earned him many awards. He also dabbled in gospel music for Dream Works Records after he quit Warner Bros. He acted for the first time on television in “Wind in the Wire” (1992). He also featured in many movies and television series during his career. Most of his films were Westerns. He has more than a dozen albums to his name.He volunteered to participate in “Voices That Care”, a campaign to raise money for the troops during the Gulf War.

Some of his hit albums include:

  • You and You Alone
  • Inspirational Journey (2000)
  • Rise and Shine(2002)
  • Passing Through (2004).
  • "Glory Train" (2005)
  • "Songs of the Season" ( 2007),
  • "Around the Bend"(2008).

Randy Travis Hit Singles:

Some of his hit singles include:

  • "No Place Like Home"
  • "Diggin' Up Bones."
  • "Forever and Ever, Amen"
  • "Whisper My Name."
  • "Out of My Bones"
  • "Spirit of a Boy, Wisdom of a Man."

Randy Travis Awards and Honors:

  • Grammy Award for Best Male Country Vocal Performance in 1988 and 1989.
  • Dove Awards for Gospel singing.
  • In 2003, Randy Travis ranked #13 on CMT's 40 Greatest Men of Country Music