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Randy Travis

Randy Travis (born May 4, 1959) is a North Carolina-born country singer. He began performing at eight years old with his brother, Ricky. Randy ran away to Charlotte, North Carolina at sixteen and began performing at a local bar. Travis continued getting in legal trouble, and he was finally told by a judge that if he ever saw Travis again, he would be going to jail for a very long time. Travis began focusing on music, signing to Paula Records[?] and releasing an unsuccessful single, "She's My Woman".

In 1982 (1982 in music), Travis recorded his debut album Randy Ray Live[?] and he began to get played on the radio. 1985 saw "1982" become a radio hit, followed by his breakthrough album, Storms of Life[?] (1985 in music). In the late 1980s, he had a whole string of hits including "Forever and Ever, Amen", "No Place Like Home" and "Diggin' Up Bones". Two years in a row, he won the Grammy Award for Best Male Country Vocal Performance, for the album Always And Forever in 1988, and for Old 8 x 10 in 1989. By 1992, however, Travis was no longer charting high as Clint Black, Garth Brooks and others had taken over Nashville. He returned with 1994's This Is Me[?] and the hit single "Whisper My Name" (1994 in music). His latest album is 2000's Inspirational Journey[?], a collection of religious songs (2000 in music).

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