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Randy Travis

Randy Travis
Randy Travis (2003)
Personal information
Birth nameRandy Bruce Traywick
OriginMarshville, North Carolina, USA
GenresCountry, Gospel
OccupationSinger-songwriter
InstrumentsVocals
Guitar
Years active1978 present
LabelsPaula
Warner Bros. Nashville
DreamWorks Nashville
Word/Warner/Curb
Associated actsAlan Jackson
Paul Overstreet
Josh Turner
Dolly Parton
Carrie Underwood

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Randy Travis (born May 4, 1959) is an American country music singer and actor. Since 1985, he has recorded twenty studio albums and charted more than thirty singles on the Billboard Hot Country Songs charts, 22 of which were number one hits. Considered a pivotal figure in the history of country music, Travis broke through in the mid-1980s with the release of his album Storms of Life, which sold more than three million copies. The album established him as a major force in the Neotraditional country movement. Travis followed up his successful debut with a string of platinum and multi-platinum albums. By the mid-1990s, however, Travis saw a decline in his chart success. In 1997, he left Warner Bros. Records for DreamWorks Records and changed his musical focus to gospel music. Although the career shift produced only one more number one country hit "Three Wooden Crosses", Travis went on to earn several Dove awards, including Album of the Year three times. In addition to his singing career, Travis pursued an acting career, appearing in numerous films and television series, including The Rainmaker (1997) with Matt Damon, Texas Rangers (2001) with James Van Der Beek, and seven episodes of the Touched by an Angel television series. Travis has sold over 25 million records, and has earned 22 number one hits, 6 number one albums, 6 Grammy awards, 6 CMA awards, 9 ACM awards, 10 AMA awards, 7 Dove awards, and a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.


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