Randy Travis Facts
American country music singer and actor
- Randy Bruce Traywick born May 4, 1959 in Marshville, North Carolina.
- Randy and his brother Ricky were encouraged to pursue their musical talents by their father.
- In 1975, while his brother was serving time in jail for a high-speed car chase, Randy won a talent contest at a nightclub.
- During the early 1980s, Travis was rejected by every major record label in Nashville.
- In 1982, Travis recorded an independent album Live at the Nashville Palace, and Hatcher used the album to secure a deal with Warner Bros. Records.
- Since 1985, he has recorded 20 studio albums and charted more than 30 singles on the Billboard Hot Country Songs charts, and 22 of these were number one hits.
- Travis broke through in the mid-1980s with the release of his album Storms of Life, which sold more than three million copies.
- He 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.
- In February 2012, he apologized after being arrested on a charge of public intoxication outside a North Texas church.