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Randy Travis

Randy Travis

Fact Sheet

Musical genre:Country  
Birthday4 May 1959 (58)
Birthplace  North Carolina, USA
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Randy Bruce Traywick (born May 4, 1959) is a North Carolina-born country singer. He began performing at the age of eight with his brother, Ricky. Randy ran away to Charlotte at 16 and began performing at a local bar. Travis continued getting in legal trouble, and he was finally told by a judge that if he ever saw Travis again, he would be going to jail for a very long time. Travis began focusing on music, signing to Paula Records and releasing an unsuccessful single, "She's My Woman."

In 1982, Travis recorded his debut album Randy Ray Live and he began to get played on the radio. In 1985, Travis's song "1982" become a radio hit, followed by his breakthrough album, Storms of Life. In the late 1980s, he had a whole string of hits including "Forever and Ever, Amen", "No Place Like Home" and "Diggin' Up Bones." Two years in a row, he won the Grammy Award for Best Male Country Vocal Performance, for the album Always And Forever in 1988, and for Old 8x10 in 1989. By 1992, however, Travis was no longer charting high as Clint Black, Garth Brooks and others had taken over Nashville. He returned with 1994's This Is Me and the hit single "Whisper My Name." His latest albums are 2000's Inspirational Journey, a collection of religious songs and 2003's Worship and Faith.