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"
Country music fans and stars alike know that Randy Travis has been a country music pioneer since his debut in the '80s, continuing to have hit after hit for decades to come. But it took a massive tribute concert to bring that fact home to the humble star.
If there was ever a country star worthy of an all-star tribute concert, Randy Travis is it. The country legend received a tribute as memorable as his career on Wednesday night (Feb. 8) at the 1 Night. 1 Place. 1 Time: A Heroes and Friends Tribute at Nashville's Bridgestone Arena.
Garth Brooks has been added to the all-star lineup for 1 Night. 1 Place. 1 Time: A Heroes and Friends Tribute to Randy Travis. The upcoming tribute concert features a Who's Who of country music paying homage to Travis' musical influence.
Scotty McCreery is back on the road after a short break, and he had "one of the coolest moments of my career" on Friday night (Jan. 27) when Randy Travis dropped in unannounced at his first performance of 2017 ... when he just happened to be playing one of Travis' songs.
In 2016, country music saw deaths, resurrections, a shocking performance and a superstar collaboration that fans are sure to be talking about for years to come. It was truly an unforgettable year, and these are the Top 8 moments.
Now more than ever Randy Travis understands the importance of music, so when a friend and North Texas police officer lost everything — including his cherished guitar — in a house fire, he was eager to help.
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