The year 2011 has special meaning for the legendary Randy Travis--he's celebrating 25 successful years in the music biz. Now, that's a grand anniversary for any artist, but it's his fans who'll be getting the presents!
Travis is opening up his personal vault of archived footage, photos, videos, and more from the past few decades and posting it on his official site for country music lovers to explore. Some of the material he's offering has never been seen before, and all of it is a fascinating documentary of his remarkable rise to stardom.
Right now, fans can take a look back to the very beginning of Travis's career, 1986 through 1990. Some of the gems available: A headshot labeled "Randy Traywick" (his given name), a 1987 performance of "Forever And Ever, Amen" on the David Letterman show (as a bonus--trip out on how young Letterman looks!), a 1988 newspaper concert review of Travis's show with Tammy Wynette, and photos posing with Roy Rogers and former President George H.W. Bush.
Travis will periodically "unlock" new periods from his 25-year career on his site, so fans are encouraged to check back often to see what's available. In the meantime, enjoy his first trip down memory lane.
Travis's credentials in the music world are, as all fans know, extraordinary. He has 18 No. 1 singles, 7 Grammy Awards, 10 Academy of Country Music Awards, 10 American Music Awards, 2 People's Choice Awards, 8 Dove Awards, 5 Country Music Association Awards, and a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Additionally, he is a member of the Grand Ole Opry and has a well-established acting career.
Are you excited to dig into Randy's archives? Be sure to let me know what you think of the material!
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