Randu Bruce Travis

Randu Bruce Travis

American country singer
Date of Birth: 04.05.1959
Country: USA

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  1. Biography of Randy Bruce Travis
  2. Early Life and Career

Biography of Randy Bruce Travis

Randy Bruce Travis, an American country singer, is considered a key figure in the history of country music. He has received several awards, including the 'Emmy' and 'Dove Awards'. To date, he has released over a dozen studio albums since 1985 and has had over 30 singles that charted on the 'Billboard' charts, six of which reached the top of the music Olympus. He made a breakthrough in his career in the mid-1980s with his release 'Storms of Life', which sold over three million copies. Randy established himself as a singer of neo-traditional country, and several of his works achieved 'platinum' and 'multi-platinum' statuses. Feeling a decline in success in the mid-1990s, Travis left Warner Bros. music company and signed with DreamWorks Records in 1997. It was here that he ultimately turned to gospel music, which resulted in his country hit 'Three Wooden Crosses', earning him several prestigious 'Dove Awards'. Randy is not just a performer; he began showcasing his acting skills in 1992 on the television show 'Wind in the Wire' and has since appeared in several films and TV series, sometimes playing himself.

Randu Bruce Travis

Early Life and Career

American country singer Randy Travis (Randy Bruce Traywick) was born on May 4, 1959, in Marshall, North Carolina, USA, making this town often remembered as the birthplace of the country music legend. He was the second of six children in the family of Bobby, a textile factory worker, and Harold Traywick, a horse breeder, poultry farmer, and construction business owner. His father started teaching him to play the guitar, regardless of his son's opinion, and by the age of eight, he and his brother Ricky began performing. At the age of 12, Randy started drinking alcohol, and by 14, he was regularly using marijuana, occasionally trying harder drugs. He often fought with his father and eventually dropped out of school. Turning into a juvenile delinquent, Travis was arrested for various crimes, including car theft and robberies. Later, he deeply regretted his actions. When his brother Ricky was sent to prison, Randy had to finish his participation in the talent competition at the 'Country City, USA' nightclub in Charlotte, North Carolina, alone. He emerged victorious, and club manager Elizabeth 'Lib' Hatcher gave him a job as a regular performer at the establishment. Thus, the troubled American began to fully focus on music. He made his first recording on the 'Paula Records' label and released two unsuccessful singles, 'She's My Woman' and 'Dreamin'. Unresolved legal problems turned into a court case, but Hatcher pleaded with the judge to let Travis be under her care. The judge responded favorably, stating that if Randy ever ended up in court again, 'he better bring his toothbrush because he'd be spending a very long time in jail'. Randy moved in with Hatcher, and her already fragile marriage fell apart. She left her husband, and in 1982, she and Travis moved to Nashville, Tennessee together. All the existing music companies here gave the beginning country singer the cold shoulder, and his early demo recordings were deemed 'too country'. Hatcher got a job as a manager at the 'The Nashville Palace' nightclub and hired Randy as a cook and singer. It was from this time that their initially unpromising future romance began to take shape. Travis, hiding their love affair, subsequently released his successful studio album 'Storms of Life', won the 'Grammy' award for 'Best Male Country Vocal Performance' two years in a row, and did a lot to make country music popular not only among traditional enthusiasts. Finally, in 1991, Hatcher and Travis got married. Now a well-known singer, Randy Travis released his last album, 'Around the Bend', in 2008 and two greatest hits albums in March 2009. He is a born-again Christian who has released four gospel albums in connection with his faith.

Randu Bruce Travis

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