Monday, April 02, 2007

Randy Travis

Randy Travis

Randy Bruce Traywick (born May 4, 1959 in Marshville, North Carolina), better known by his stage name, Randy Travis, is an American country singer and one of the most influential figures of Neotraditional Country.

His debut album, Storms of Life, went on to sell more than 4 million copies. In the late 1980s, he had a string of hits, including "No Place Like Home" and "Diggin' Up Bones." Another song from that album, "Forever and Ever, Amen" arguably launched the neo-traditionalist country era, boosting the popularity of country music beyond its traditional fan base. For two years in a row, Travis won the Grammy Award for Best Male Country Vocal Performance, for the albums Always And Forever in 1988, and for Old 8x10 in 1989. Always and Forever was No. 1 for 43 weeks.

From Always and Forever (I Told You So)

From 8x10 (Promises)

He returned to recording with the 1994 album This Is Me and the hit single "Whisper My Name."

In 1997, Travis parted ways with Warner Brothers. He moved to DreamWorks Nashville and recorded You and You Alone, which produced the top 10 hits "Out of My Bones" and "Spirit of a Boy, Wisdom of a Man." His latest albums are 2000's Inspirational Journey, 2002's Rise and Shine and 2003's Worship and Faith. The single "Three Wooden Crosses" from the Rise and Shine album reached No. 1 and won the CMA song of the year in 2003.

From Rise and Shine (Three Wooden Crosses)

Travis continues to act in film and television. His second most recent album, Passing Through, was released in November of 2004. It combines the country music of his earlier years, with a little gospel mixed in from more recent albums.

A Closer Walk With Thee

It's just a matter of time


You tube is limited on what videos they have available. It seems they don't often have my favorite songs of the musicians that I post. I wish I could bring you the song from my computer to the blog. Most would not be video but they would be good audio files. I have searched the data bases that have video and/or music code available but my songs are not there. I suppose this means that the main stream never heard them, they are not very popular or they are too old. In Randy's case some of his number one songs are not available in video or in the music code sources. I wish I could share my favorite music with you. Three Wooden Crosses sounds better on my mp3 file than it does here. *sigh
I review hundreds of videos to bring you the best that is available from my favorite musicians. I look for clarity of the audio and video picture. I am trying to bring you the best of what is out there. I hope you enjoy!

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Blogger Jeanette said...

Hi Raggedy
Beatifull music I come in a couple of time to listen to.
A closer walk with the.and from Always and forever Truly listen music. Take care (((Hugs)))

April 02, 2007 8:46 AM  
Blogger Rachel said...

Great songs Raggedy! I've always liked Randy Travis.

April 02, 2007 12:32 PM  
Blogger Monica said...

I like Randy Travis. His song Forever and Ever Amen was mine and Dusty's song for a long time.

My favorite song by him though is Three Wooden Crosses. :)

April 02, 2007 12:48 PM  
Blogger Leann said...

Did you ever hear his one song pray for the fish?its very cool Im sure you would like it.its about a really bad sinner getting baptizes and his mother praying for the poor fish who have to swim in the water.
I love it.I LOL frist time I heard it.thanks for sharing these with us.
randy is a very cool guy.he is on the 700 club and INSP now and then.he and his wife are believers.he gave his testimony a few times.I was very glad to hear he is saved.
have a great week cool one.

April 02, 2007 10:45 PM  
Blogger Meow (aka Connie) said...

Hadn't really heard much about Randy Travis ... thank you for enlightening me. Might have to find some of his stuff to put on my iPod.
Take care, hugs, Meow

April 03, 2007 7:00 AM  
Blogger Ed Bremson, MFA said...

. . . saw the weather report last night . . . hope ya'll are staying safe and warm. . .

April 03, 2007 12:05 PM  
Blogger Scribbit said...

Oh I remember how my room mate freshman year of college loved Randy.

"All my exes live in Texas . . .
And Texas is the place I really long to be . . . But ALL my exes live in Texas, that's why I reside in Tennessee . . ."

I can still remember most of the words :)

April 03, 2007 12:12 PM  
Blogger Scribbit said...

Ha! Oops! Thanks for the correction. She liked George Strait too and obviously I can't tell where one song ends and another begins. I'm afraid country is not my strong point. Jazz? Opera? Maybe but the closest I've got to country is folk or Alison Krauss, whom I love.

April 03, 2007 3:14 PM  
Blogger Merle said...

Hi Raggedy ~~ I love Randy Travis
and his music. Thanks for sharing his story and music.
Tank you for your comments, I am pleased to be able to post photos and hope I don't forget in the week I'm away. I had to laugh at your hubby leaving the car running all night,it made me feel a bit better about leaving the hose running. Sorry, hubby, didn't mean to laugh!
Did you make up the word "Huggles"
Raggedy? I feel it's sort of cuddles and hugs combined. I like it. Take care, Huggles and Love, Merle.

April 04, 2007 2:57 AM  
Blogger kuanyin333 said...

Did you know Randy Travis has a home on Maui?

April 04, 2007 2:02 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey Raggedy, Love your site and Randy too. I have a Randy Travis site of my own. You might like to visit.

September 09, 2007 7:12 PM  

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