Country Music Hall of Fame icon Randy Travis was recently presented six Telly Awards won by his critically-acclaimed documentary, “More Life,” released early this year. “More Life” is directed and produced by Shaun Silva. Warner Music Nashville’s Shane Tarleton and Mike Dupree serve as executive producers along with Tacklebox Films.
Award-winning Circle Network announced today that it is set to premiere “More Life,” a documentary on multi-award-winning artist Randy Travis featuring many of his last recorded performances, on Thursday, February 10 at 8:30 PM ET. Made available to viewers for the first time ever, More Life will air following the season two premiere of “Upstream with Elizabeth Cook,” where Elizabeth joins Randy and his wife Mary at their home in Texas for a day of fishing.
The country music community is showing overwhelming support for Nashville Songwriters’ Hall of Famer Hugh Prestwood – who has written for big names like Randy Travis, Trisha Yearwood, and The Judds – after he started a GoFundMe, revealing that he and his wife may soon become homeless.
Country Music Hall of Fame member Randy Travis and rising country star Drew Parker teamed up to release a duet of the classic Christmas song “There’s A New Kid In Town” last week. Today, the pair of true country artists released an official music video for the song, filmed at Travis’ Texas ranch and his first music video since his 2013 stroke. The duet follows Travis’ release of his remastered Christmas album, An Old Time Christmas (Deluxe Edition) which included the song as a never-before-heard track from the vault. Premiered on CMT today, the video captures a heartwarming experience of the two reuniting and sharing the holiday spirit. Listen to the single here and watch the official music video here.
Randy Travis is surprising fans with the release of a new Christmas song from the vault titled, “There’s a New Kid In Town.” This song, written by Keith Whitley, Curly Putman and Don Cook, will be featured on the upcoming remastered version of his classic Christmas album An Old Time Christmas, due out November 19. Originally released in 1989, the album is certified Gold by the RIAA and is the first Christmas record Travis ever released. In addition to “There’s a New Kid In Town,” fans will receive two additional never-before-heard songs from the vault. Listen to the never-before-released song here and pre-save/pre-order the album here!
“CMT Artists of the Year” celebrates Chris Stapleton, Gabby Barrett, Kane Brown, Kelsea Ballerini, Luke Combs, Mickey Guyton and Randy Travis as 2021 honorees before exclusive invitation-only crowd “Country Music is Everyone’s Music” – Mickey Guyton, Breakout Artist of the Year CMT recognized the year’s biggest acts in a heartfelt and unforgettable ceremony returned LIVE from Nashville’s Schermerhorn Symphony Center for the first time since 2019. The artists honored as this year’s 2021 “CMT Artists of the Year” were Chris Stapleton, Gabby Barrett, Kane Brown, Kelsea Ballerini and Luke Combs, alongside “Breakout Artist of the Year” Mickey Guyton and“Artist of a Lifetime” Randy Travis. This illustrious list of artists have cumulatively produced some 200 career top 10 singles, won 130 awards and have been streamed over 25 billion times.
CMT today revealed its all-star lineup of performers for the 2021 “CMT Artists of the Year” special, airing LIVE from Nashville’s Schermerhorn Symphony Center on Wednesday, October 13th at 9p/8c on CMT. The celebration promises to be an unforgettable night, with a stacked lineup of solo performances from 2021 honorees Gabby Barrett, Kane Brown and Luke Combs plus four can’t-miss world premieres. This year’s “Breakout Artist of the Year” Mickey Guyton will take the stage alongside fellow GRAMMY-nominated singer-songwriter Yola; Boyz II Men will team up with Kevin Olusola of Pentatonix for a never-before-seen collaboration to honor Chris Stapleton; Kelsea Ballerini will welcome her fellow tourmates Jonas Brothers for a special remote performance straight from their “The Remember This Tour”; and Walker Hayes will make his CMT “Artists of the Year” debut with the first-ever award show performance of his smash hit “Fancy Like.”
CMT to honor the legendary Randy Travis with “Artist of a Lifetime” award presented by The Raam Truck Brand at the 2021 “CMT Artists of the Year” celebration. 2021 “CMT Artists of the Year” airing LIVE from Nashville on Wednesday, October 13th at 9p/8c
In This Exclusive First Look, Travis Reflects on His Powerful Performance of “Amazing Grace” at the 2016 Country Hall Of Fame Induction Ceremony, Three Years After Enduring a Debilitating Stroke—Watch It Here AXS TV presents an all-new episode of the popular celebrity profile series The Big Interview With Dan Rather, as the veteran newsman joins Country music icon Randy Travis and his wife Mary for a rare sit-down airing Wednesday, January 27 at 8pmEST/5pmPST. During the conversation—filmed remotely utilizing both Zoom and in-person camera teams—Travis, through his wife, explains his road to recovery and the fight to regain his mobility, speech, and singing seven years after enduring a debilitating stroke; and the couple share their incredible love story and the pivotal moment Mary knew her husband was ready to keep fighting for his life. In this exclusive first look, Travis—with the aid of his wife, who is on hand to serve as his voice due to the results of his stroke—reflects on his powerful rendition of “Amazing Grace” at the 2016 Country Music Hall Of Fame induction ceremony, an unforgettable performance he had unwittingly begun laying the groundwork for two years prior while in physical therapy. “That’s where a little girl named Tracy, who had a music degree, would come in on her lunch hour, bring her keyboard and started teaching Randy melody and song again,” Mary explains. “She started teaching him ‘Amazing Grace’… and the words all came back to him.” After two months of solely working on forming the letter ‘A,’ Travis was able to regain the following letters at an exponential pace. “We spent probably six hours a day running through that song,” she recalls, “trying to get through all four verses and learning the words.” Travis’ time and dedication, and Mary’s unwavering love and support, were ultimately rewarded with an incredible moment that brought the world of Country music to its feet. Mary continues, “I think when I put that microphone in his hand, he became Randy Travis again. It was absolutely beautiful.” Watch it here. In July 2020 Randy Travis released “Fool’s Love Affair,” a never before heard single, on the anniversary of his first release “On The Other Hand.” “Fool’s Love Affair” has introduced a new generation of country music fans to a true icon of the genre. Still racking up 20,000 streams a day and climbing the Texas Regional Radio Chart, Travis is still a force to be reckoned with. The Big Interview With Dan Rather airs every Wednesday at 8pE/5pP, only on AXS TV. Follow the social conversation on Twitter @axstv and @danrather as well as the hashtag #TheBigInterview. About Randy Travis With lifetime sales in excess of 25 million, Randy Travis is one of the biggest multi-genre record sellers of all time and a recent inductee into the Country Music Hall of Fame class of 2016. His honors include seven Grammy Awards, 11 Academy of Country Music statuettes, 10 American Music Awards, two People’s Choice awards, seven Music City News awards, Continue reading Randy and Mary Travis Sit Down with Dan Rather on AXS TV’s “The Big Interview”→