Randy Travis was in Nashville on Wednesday (6/22) to accept a special award during the Country Radio Hall of Fame dinner and awards ceremony. During the ceremony, Travis was presented with Country Radio Seminar’s (CRS) 2016 Artist Career Achievement Award, which is given to an artist who has made a significant contribution to the development and promotion of country music and country radio. Josh Turner was also on hand at the event to perform a musical tribute to 2016 Country Music Hall of Fame inductee, which included a medley of his biggest hits.
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Charlie Daniels, Randy Travis and producer and label owner Fred Foster will become the newest members of the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2016. Daniels, Travis and Foster each hail from North Carolina, which marks the first time since 1985 that all of the inductees come from the same state.
Lee Brice tells radio.com, “When I’m making a record, I pull from Alan Jackson and Vince Gill and Garth Brooks and Alabama and Randy Travis and Kenny Rogers. And then I say, ‘Do my songs stand up to their songs?'”
On this day in 1986, Randy Travis had the #1 song with “Diggin’ Up Bones.” It was released in July 1986 as the third single from his album Storms of Life. This was the second top tune of Randy’s Career.
Randy Travis struck gold for his album Storms of Life in 1986. IT featured the #1 hits “On The Other Hand” and “Diggin’ Up Bones.”
On this day in 1987, Randy Travis was awarded a Gold and Platinum Album for “Always & Forever.” The album had four major singles; “Too Gone Too Long”, “I Won’t Need You Anymore (Always and Forever)”, “Forever and Ever, Amen” and “I Told You So”, all of which reached Number One on the Billboard Hot Country Songs Charts.
In 2013, three days after being admitted in the hospital for viral cardiomyopathy after a viral upper respiratory infection, Randy Travis underwent emergency brain surgery after suffering a stroke at the Heart Hospital at Baylor Plano in Texas. Since then, Randy has slowly been recovering and is relearning how to write and play the guitar, according to his wife Mary Davis.
On this day in 1987, Randy Travis’ “Forever, And Ever, Amen” was the top tune in the country. The song would be name CMA “Single Of The Year” for 1987.
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