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.