Randy Travis was a kid with a golden voice and a habit of making trouble when he was discovered in his home state of North Carolina in the late 1970s. After being told he was too traditional, he found a hit song with “1982” and then “On the Other Hand” and quickly became the hottest young country artist in America. He was adored by fans of contemporary and traditional country, and he continued to record hit country and Christian songs until 2013, when he was slowed by a severe stroke. He’s regained some mobility, and in 2016 he spoke and sang publicly for the first time in three years. Travis was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in October 2016 — an honor which was long overdue.
Birthday: May 4, 1959
Top Songs: "Forever and Ever, Amen," "Three Wooden Crosses," "Deeper Than the Holler"
Randy Travis turned up onstage at Charlie Daniels' 80th Birthday Volunteer Jam in Nashville on Wednesday night (Nov. 30) to help present his old friend with a very special award for his efforts on behalf of U.S. military veterans.
Randy Travis rendered rising star Kane Brown momentarily speechless when he surprised him by showing up at an appearance on America's Morning Show, during which the young singer was taping a cover of one of Travis' biggest hits.
The list of performers for the upcoming 50th Annual CMA Awards continues to increase its star power. On Wednesday (Oct. 26), it was announced that Randy Travis will take the stage to sing at the awards show along with several other respected country acts.
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