May 4, 1959 (64)
Randy Travis is an American country music icon. Born in Marshville, North Carolina, Travis began his career as a songwriter and studio musician before releasing his debut album, “Storms of Life,” in 1986. The album’s success helped catapult Travis to stardom, and he went on to become one of the biggest country artists of the 1980s and 1990s.
Throughout his career, Travis has won numerous awards and accolades, including seven Grammy Awards and ten Academy of Country Music Awards. He has also collaborated with some of the biggest names in the music industry, including Dolly Parton, Kenny Rogers, and Willie Nelson. In 1987, Travis won his first Grammy Award for Best Male Country Vocal Performance for his hit song “Forever and Ever, Amen.” The song topped the country charts and became one of Travis’s signature tunes.
Throughout his career, Travis has collaborated with numerous celebrities and influential people, including fellow country artists Garth Brooks, Alan Jackson, and George Strait, as well as gospel singer and songwriter Donnie McClurkin.
In addition to his success as a musician, Travis has also dabbled in acting, appearing in several movies and television shows over the years. He made his film debut in the 1992 movie “The Rainmaker” and went on to appear in several other films, including “Black Dog” and “The Wager.” On television, Travis has made guest appearances on popular shows like “Touched by an Angel” and “The Wanda Sykes Show.”