Randy Travis made his country music debut some 15 years ago, quickly garnering acclaim for his utterly recognizable and resonant voice, but he remains at the top of his game, with his new Nashville album, A Man Ain't Made of Stone. Prior to this album, his 1998 effort You and You Alone produced the hit singles The Hole, Spirit of a Boy, Wisdom of a Man and Stranger in My Mirror.
After years working in southern nightclubs — and making ends meet as a dishwasher and short-order cook -- Travis made his breakthrough with the 1986 album Storms of Life, which put him at the forefront of a group of artists turning the tide back to the primal basics. Critics dubbed Travis' sound New Traditionalist and his true-to the-spirit country music drew long-time country fans as well as new ones.
In the future, Travis plans to concentrate more on his songwriting, an endeavor which has served with well with his beloved Heroes & Friends and his CMA nominated Song of the Year I Told You So. His songwriting collaborations with longtime friend Alan Jackson have been particularly fruitful resulting in Jackson's hit She's Got The Rhythm (And I Got The Blues) and Travis' smash, "A Better Class of Losers.
Randy Travis Facts
|Birth Name||Randy Bruce Traywick|
|Birthday||May 4, 1959 (58)|
|Birthplace||Marshville, North Carolina, USA|
|Height||5' 9" (1m75) How tall is Randy Travis compared to you?|
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