Randy Travis is a renowned American country music and gospel music singer, songwriter, guitarist, and actor.
Randy Bruce Traywick, known professionally as Randy Travis, was born on May 4, 1959, in Marshville, North Carolina, United States. He is the second of six children born to his parents, Bobbie Tucker and Harold Traywick.
Bobbie Tucker was a textile factory worker, while Harold Traywick worked as a horse breeder, turkey farmer, substitute school teacher, and construction business owner. He was raised alongside his siblings: Ricky Traywick, David Traywick, Rose Arrowood, Dennis Traywick, and Sue Traywick.
Randy Travis made his breakthrough in the mid-1980s with the release of his album Storms of Life, which sold more than four million copies. He has recorded 20 studio albums and charted more than 50 singles on the Billboard Hot Country Songs charts.
Randy Travis is also an actor and has appeared in several films and television series, including The Rainmaker (1997) with Matt Damon, Black Dog (1998) with Patrick Swayze, Texas Rangers (2001) with James Van Der Beek, National Treasure 2 (2007) and Touched by an Angel and Matlock.
Randy Travis has sold over 25 million records. He is a recipient of seven Grammy Awards, six CMA Awards, eleven ACM Awards, 10 AMA Awards, eight GMA Dove Awards, and a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. He was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2016.
Did Randy Travis pass away?
No, Randy Travis is very much alive and is not dead.
Was Randy Travis in a coma?
Yes, Randy Travis suffered a stroke in July 2013 that left him in a coma.