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Randy Travis

Randy Travis balances a full-time music career as one of country music's leading artists with a full-time acting career. His film credits include The Rainmaker staffing Jon Voight, Matt Damon and Danny DeVito, Frank and Jesse with Bill Paxton and Rob Lowe, Black Dog opposite Patrick Swayze and The Fire Down Below staffing Steven Segal. He's also featured with Antonio Banderas, Ellen Barkin, Lilly Tomlin and Bob Hoskins in White River Kid, the documentary Major Remo and the independent film John John in the Sky. On television, he has appeared in several episodes of Matlock and Touched By an Angel.

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.

Note: This profile was written in or before 2002.

Randy Travis Facts

Birth NameRandy Bruce Traywick
BirthdayMay 4, 1959 (63)
BirthplaceMarshville, North Carolina, USA
Height5' 9" (1m75)  How tall is Randy Travis compared to you?
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Selected Filmography

Friday Night Lights
Fire Down Below
John Grisham's The Rainmaker
National Treasure 2: Book of Secrets
Black Dog
Annabelle's Wish
Frank and Jesse
Jerusalem Countdown
Touched by an Angel: Season 4, Vol. 1
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