Randy Travis’ More Life Documentary Wins 6 Telly Awards

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.

Randy Travis' More Life Documentary Wins 6 Telly Awards
<em>Photo Courtesy Warner Music Nashville</em><br>Photo ID (L to R): WMN&#8217;s Justin Luffman and Shane Tarleton, Randy Travis, Mary Travis, Tony Conway, Zach Farnum and WMN&#8217;s Mike Dupree

The statues presented to Travis include: 

– Gold Winner in Non-Broadcast – Editing
– Gold Winner in Non-Broadcast – Biography
– Silver Winner in Non-Broadcast – Directing
– Silver Winner in Non-Broadcast – Use of Archival Footage
– Silver Winner in Non-Broadcast – Documentary: Individual
– Silver Winner in Non-Broadcast – Music/Concert

In 2011, “More Life” started as an intimate concert special honoring the 25th anniversary of Randy’s iconic album Storms of Life. However many didn’t know how important this documentary would become. As the film was being finalized in 2013, Randy unexpectedly became ill and suffered a massive stroke, making him unable to perform and severely limiting his speech. “More Life” has grown beyond its initial vision and has become a celebration of Randy’s legacy. 

“Producing ‘More Life’ has been a labor of love for the past eleven years. Having the documentary released to the world, and received with such accolades, feels so right. Randy Travis is the cornerstone of Warner Music Nashville and we are honored and thrilled to help tell his story with ‘More Life,'” said Shane Tarleton, EVP, Artist Development, Warner Music Nashville.

Founded in 1979, the Telly Awards annually showcases the best work created within television and across video, for all screens. Receiving over 12,000 entries from all 50 states and 5 continents, Telly Award winners represent work from some of the most respected advertising agencies, television stations, production companies and publishers from around the world. 

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, eight Dove Awards from the Gospel Music Association and five Country Music Association honors. In addition, three of his performances earned CMA Song of the Year honors: “On the Other Hand” (1986), “Forever and Ever Amen” (1987) and “Three Wooden Crosses” (2002). To date, he has 23 No. 1 singles, 31 Top-10 smashes and more than 40 appearances in feature films and television shows to his credit. Four of his albums are Gold Records. Four are Platinum. One has gone Double Platinum. One is Triple Platinum and another is Quintuple Platinum. In 2004, Randy was honored with his own star in the Hollywood Walk of Fame and is honored on the Music City Walk of Fame in Nashville, TN. He has been a member of the cast of the Grand Ole Opry since 1986. Since his near fatal stroke in 2013, with the help of his wife Mary and rigorous physical therapy, Randy continues to make improvements in his speaking, walking, and yes, singing. With the help of author Ken Abraham, he released his critically-acclaimed memoir in 2019, Forever and Ever, Amen. In 2021 CMT named Randy the CMT Artist of a Lifetime and in 2022 the country music icon released his award-winning documentary “More Life.” For more information please visit RandyTravis.com.

About Shauna "WhiskeyChick" Castorena

Shauna "WhiskeyChick" Castorena is a freelance writer for both Country Music News and Country Music On Tour. Want to collab on some content? Email me. Want my rates for commercial promo work? Get them right here.