Randy Travis Biography (1959-)

Original name, Randy Bruce Traywick; born May 4, 1959, in Marshville, NC; sonof Harold (a construction business owner, horse breeder, and turkey farmer)and Bobbie (a textile factory worker) Traywick; married Elizabeth "Lib" Hatcher (his manager), May 31, 1991. Addresses: Agent: William Morris Agency, One William Morris Place, Beverly Hills, CA 90212.; Office: c/o PO Box 121137, Nashville, TN 37212.

Nationality
American
Gender
Male
Occupation
Singer, songwriter, actor
Birth Details
May 4, 1959
Marshville, North Carolina, United States

Famous Works

  • CREDITS
  • Film Appearances
  • Ring member, Young Guns, Fox, 1988
  • The Legend of O. B. Taggart (also known as The Outlaws: Legendof O. B. Taggart), 1994
  • Ellison, At Risk, 1994
  • Narrator/Billy (adult), Annabelle's Wish, 1997
  • Ken Adams, Fire Down Below, Columbia, 1997
  • Billy Porter, The Rainmaker (also known as John Grisham's "TheRainmaker"), Paramount, 1997
  • Earl, Black Dog, MCA/Universal, 1998
  • Lloyd Clauswell, Boys Will Be Boys, A-Pix Entertainment, 1998
  • Storm of the Heart, 1998
  • Control room technician, Baby Geniuses, Columbia TriStar, 1999
  • Sheriff Becker, The White River Kid (also known as White River), 1999
  • Businessman, The Million Dollar Kid, A-Pix Entertainment, 2000
  • John Claiborne, John John in the Sky (also known as I'll Wave Back), Monarch Home Video, 2000
  • Pecos Jim (evil video game gunslinger), The Cactus Kid, 2000
  • Frank Bones, Texas Rangers, Miramax, 2001
  • Jack Fowler/Jack Cole, The Long Ride Home, Lions Gate Films, 2003
  • Narrator, Apple Jack (also known as The Legend of Apple Jack), 2003
  • Kyle Sherman, The Visitation, Twentieth Century-Fox, 2006
  • Television Appearances
  • Series
  • Wayne, Touched by an Angel, CBS, 1994-2003
  • Miniseries
  • Captain Sam Garner, Texas (also known as James A. Michener's "Texas"), ABC, 1995
  • Movies
  • U.S. Marshall Harriman, Dead Man's Revenge, USA Network, 1994
  • Clay Traynor, A Holiday to Remember, CBS, 1995
  • Cole Younger, Frank and Jesse, HBO, 1995
  • Pony Cobb, Edie & Pen (also known as Desert Gamble), HBO, 1996
  • Revvin' Reverend Wally Jones, Steel Chariots, Fox, 1997
  • Jim, TNT, HBO, 1998
  • Kyle, The Shooter (also known as Desert Shooter), 1999
  • Charlie Burden, Jr., The Trial of Old Drum, Animal Planet, 2000
  • Specials
  • Country Music Legends, PBS, 1987
  • The Music Makers: An ASCAP Celebration of American Music at Wolf Trap, PBS, 1987
  • A Country Music Celebration: The 30th Anniversary of the Country MusicAssociation, CBS, 1988
  • A Very Special Christmas Party, ABC, 1988
  • Country Music Crossroads, PBS, 1988
  • Opryland Celebrates 200 Years of America's Music, syndicated, 1988
  • Ooh-La-La--It's Bob Hope's Fun Birthday Spectacular From Paris' Bicentennial, NBC, 1989
  • Thanks, Troubadour, Thanks (documentary), TNN, 1989
  • The Presidential Inaugural Gala, CBS, 1989
  • The Valvoline National Driving Test, CBS, 1989
  • Fairs and Festivals: Fan Fair/Nashville, TNN, 1990
  • Funny Business with Charlie Chase III, TNN, 1990
  • In the Hank Williams Tradition, TNN, 1990
  • Late Night with David Letterman Eighth Anniversary Special, NBC, 1990
  • TNN's All-Star Salute to Country Music, TNN, 1990
  • Tribute to John Lennon, syndicated, 1990
  • Celebration of Country, ABC, 1991
  • A Festival at Ford's, ABC, 1991
  • Influences: George Jones and Randy Travis, TNN, 1991
  • Randy Travis-Happy Trails, TNN, 1991
  • Ray Charles: 50 Years in Music, Uh-Huh! (also known as Ray Charles: 50 Years in Music), Fox, 1991
  • The All-Star Salute to Our Troops, CBS, 1991
  • Victory & Valor: A Special Olympics All-Star Celebration, ABC,1991
  • Voices That Care, Fox, 1991
  • Burt Reynolds' Conversations With ... , TNN, 1992
  • Country Music Hall of Fame 25, TNN, 1992
  • Loretta Lynn: The Seasons of My Life, TNN, 1992
  • The Best of Country `92: Countdown at the Neon Armadillo, TNN, 1992
  • The Academy of Country Music's Greatest Hits, NBC, 1993
  • The Andy Griffith Show Reunion, CBS, 1993
  • Wind in the Wire, ABC, 1993
  • An Evening with Randy Travis and Special Guests, TNN, 1994
  • Merle Haggard: An American Story (documentary), TNN, 1994
  • Grand Ole Opry 70th Anniversary, CBS, 1996
  • Interviewee, Ralph Emery: On the Record with Randy Travis, TNN, 1996
  • 71st Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, NBC, 1997
  • Countryfest '97, CBS, 1997
  • Country Honors "The Prince of Egypt," TNN, 1998
  • More True Stories from "Touched by an Angel," CBS, 1999
  • Tammy Wynette Remembered, TNN, 1999
  • Voice of James Madison, Founding Fathers (documentary), History Channel, 2000
  • Academy of Country Music Pre-Show, CMT, 2004
  • CMT 100 Greatest Love Songs of Country Music, CMT, 2004
  • Awards Presentations
  • The 21st Annual Academy of Country Music Awards, NBC, 1986
  • The 21st Annual Country Music Association Awards, CBS, 1987
  • The 21st Annual Music City News Country Awards, syndicated, 1987
  • The 22nd Annual Academy of Country Music Awards, NBC, 1987
  • The 29th Annual Grammy Awards, CBS, 1987
  • The American Music Awards, ABC, 1987
  • The 22nd Annual Country Music Association Awards, CBS, 1988
  • The 23rd Annual Academy of Country Music Awards, NBC, 1988
  • The 30th Annual Grammy Awards, CBS, 1988
  • The American Music Awards, ABC, 1988
  • The 23rd Annual Country Music Association Awards, CBS, 1989
  • The 23rd Annual Music City News Country Awards, syndicated, 1989
  • The 24th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards, NBC, 1989
  • The 31st Annual Grammy Awards, CBS, 1989
  • The American Music Awards, ABC, 1989
  • The 24th Annual Music City News Country Awards, TNN, 1990
  • The 24th Annual Country Music Association Awards, 1990
  • The 25th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards, NBC, 1990
  • The 32nd Annual Grammy Awards, CBS, 1990
  • The American Music Awards, ABC, 1990
  • Music City News Country Songwriters Awards, TNN, 1991
  • The 25th Annual Music City News Country Awards, TNN, 1991
  • The 33rd Annual Grammy Awards, CBS, 1991
  • The 26th Annual Country Music Association Awards, CBS, 1992
  • Presenter, The 27th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards, NBC, 1992
  • Music City News Country Songwriters Awards, TNN, 1993
  • The 28th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards, NBC, 1993
  • The 29th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards, NBC, 1994
  • Music City News Country Songwriters Awards, 1994
  • Presenter, The American Music Awards, ABC, 1995
  • The 30th Annual Country Music Association Awards, CBS, 1996
  • Host, TNN Music City News Country Awards, TNN, 1997
  • Presenter, The 23rd Annual People's Choice Awards, CBS, 1997
  • Presenter, The 32nd Annual Academy of Country Music Awards, NBC, 1997
  • The 32nd Annual Country Music Association Awards, CBS, 1998
  • The 33rd Annual Academy of Country Music Awards, CBS, 1998
  • Presenter, The 26th Annual American Music Awards, ABC, 1998
  • The 34th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards, CBS, 1999
  • Performer, American Veteran Awards, History Channel, 2002
  • The 35th Annual GMA Music Awards, UPN, 2004
  • Presenter, The 39th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards, CBS, 2004
  • Episodic
  • Super Dave, Showtime, 1987
  • Saturday Night Live, NBC, 1988
  • Guest, Late Night with David Letterman, NBC, 1989
  • This Is VH1 Country, VH1, 1989
  • Himself, "Strange Bedfellows," Down Home, 1991
  • Opry Backstage, TNN, 1991
  • Billy Wheeler, "The Big Payoff," Matlock, 1992
  • Billy Wheeler, "The Mark," Matlock, 1993
  • The Road, TNN, 1994
  • Guest caller Steve, "A Word to the Wiseguy," Frasier, NBC, 1996
  • Guest, The Rosie O'Donnell Show, syndicated, 1996, 1997, 1998
  • Ideal man, "The True Adventures of Rudy Kazootie," Sabrina, the Teenage Witch, 1996
  • Voice of My Hyunh and Travis Randall, "Dangerous Lumber/Mr. Hyunh Goes Country," Hey Arnold! (animated), Nickelodeon, 1998
  • Voice, "Peggy's Fan Fair," King of the Hill (animated), 2000
  • John Hagee, TBN, 2000
  • Blue's Clues, Nickelodeon, 2002
  • Himself, Big Time, The WB, 2004
  • RECORDINGS
  • Albums
  • Too Gone Too Long, 1983
  • Storms of Life, Warner Bros., 1986
  • Always and Forever, Warner Bros., 1987
  • Old 8x10, Warner Bros., 1988
  • No Holdin' Back, Warner Bros., 1989
  • An Old-Time Christmas, Warner Bros., 1989
  • Heroes and Friends, Warner Bros., 1990
  • High Lonesome, Warner Bros., 1991
  • Wind in the Wire, Warner Bros., 1992
  • Greatest Hits, Vol. 1 and Vol. 2, Warner Bros., 1992
  • This Is Me, Warner Bros., 1994
  • Forever and Ever ... The Best of, Warner Bros., 1995
  • Full Circle, Warner Bros., 1996
  • You and You Alone, DreamWorks, 1998
  • Greatest #1 Hits, Warner Bros., 1998
  • A Man Ain't Made of Stone, DreamWorks, 1999
  • Super Hits Vol. 1, Warner Bros., 2000
  • Inspirational Journey, Warner Bros., 2000
  • Live: It Was Just a Matter of Time, Image Entertainment, 2001
  • Trail of Memories: The Randy Travis Anthology, Rhino Records, 2002
  • Rise and Shine, Warner Bros., 2002
  • The Essential Randy Travis, Warner, 2003
  • Worship & Faith, Word Entertainment, 2003
  • The Very Best of Randy Travis, Warner Bros./Rhino, 2004
  • Passing Through, Word Entertainment, 2004
  • Glory Train, Word Entertainment, 2005
  • Video
  • Forever & Ever, 1981
  • This Is Me, Warner Bros., 1994
  • Live: It was Just a Matter of Time, 2001
  • Randy Travis: Worship & Faith, Word Entertainment, 2003
  • WRITINGS
  • Film Music
  • The Legend of O. B. Taggart (also known as The Outlaws: Legendof O. B. Taggart), 1994
  • Casper's Haunted Christmas (animated; also known as Le noel hante de Casper), MCA/Universal, 2000

Further Reference

OTHER SOURCES

    Books
    • Contemporary Musicians, Volume 9, Gale Research, 1993
    • Cusic, Don, Randy Travis: The King of the New Country Traditionalists, St. Martin's Press, 1990
    Periodicals
    • In Style, April 1, 2000, pp. 520

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