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Randy Travis Kicks Off 25th Anniversary Tour This Week

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Randy Travis is celebrating his 25 years in country music with the people who made it possible for the legend to have such longevity:  His fans.  The Grand Ole Opry member is taking his music on the road with stops all across North America.  The silver anniversary tour starts Feb. 10 in Grand Ronde , OR and will make at least 30 more stops along the way.  (For a complete list of tour dates, visit his website here.)

The tour is the latest part of the party celebrating Travis’ milestone.  In June, Warner Bros. Records released of the Anniversary Celebration album.  The 17-track album features guest artists who teamed with Travis to cover his classic tracks and some original offerings.   The guest singers include Brad Paisley, Kenny Chesney, Kris Kristofferson, Carrie Underwood, George Jones, Zac Brown Band, Lorrie Morgan, Jamey Johnson and many more.

Travis has had 18 #1 singles and 29 top-10 hits.  His lifetime sales are more than 20 million, making him one of country music’s biggest sellers of all time.  His honors include seven Grammy Awards, 10 Academy of Country Music statuettes, 10 American Music Awards, two People’s Choice awards, seven Music City News awards, eight Dove Awards and five Country Music Association honors.

You’d think that after 25 years in the business, there wouldn’t be anything new for Travis to experience.  Not true.  What you’re about to read is from a first for him:  His first interview session via conference call!  It may have been foreign territory for Travis, but he sounded relaxed as he talked about the upcoming tour, changes in the making of music and if he’s finally embracing technology:

Randy Travis Going In New Direction For 2012

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Randy Travis is really bringing in the “new” in New Year. The legendary country music singer is stepping out into 2012 with a brand new management team with a brand new direction. One of country music’s best-selling artists of all-time, Randy announced that he will now have the help of Ken Levithan, of Vector Management, and Jeff Davis, of SUM Management. Ken is the high-powered management force behind some of the biggest acts in music history, including Lynyrd Skynyd, Hank Williams Jr., Trace Adkins, The Fray, Kings Of Leon, and Emmylou Harris. The partnership of Vector Management and SUM Management to drive Randy’s career will still be assisted by CAA’s Marc Dennis.

Announcements of some major career initiatives will be coming from Randy’s new team. He celebrated his 25th anniversary of his career in the music industry last year.

Randy Travis Collapses During Performance

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Country star Randy Travis performed for the Huguley Memorial Medical Center’s 18th Annual Crystal Heart Gala Sunday night in Fort Worth, Texas.

Reports claim that during his hit, “Three Wooden Crosses”, the singer stopped to apologize to the crowd for his vocal chords giving out. When attempting to sing again, Travis stumbled forward onto the front of the stage.

The Associated Press voiced afterward:

MR. TRAVIS was overcome by a combination of dehydration, over-the-counter allergy medications, and caffeine use. This, combined with the heat of the stage lights, caused him to pass out.”

Sources state that the singer’s vital signs were evaluated as stable on his tour bus after regaining consciousness.

A spokesperson for Warner Music Nashville reassured that Randy’s tour will continue on, with his next stop in Tennessee  on Saturday, October 1.

 

The Grand Ole Opry is turning 86!

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The Grand Ole Opry is turning 86 and what better way to celebrate an 86th birthday then with a star studded line up. Starting on October 4th, the Opry is honoring Randy Travis for his 25 years in country music and as an Opry member. Josh Turner, Connie Smith and Carrie Underwood and more will make appearances.

Lady Antebellum, Carrie Underwood & Rascal Flatts up for ICM Awards!

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The 17th Annual Inspirational Country Music Awards nominees were announced yesterday in Nashville, Tennessee, and a lot of today’s major stars earned some nods. Carrie Underwood, The Band Perry, Rascal Flatts, Lady Antebellum, Ronnie Dunn, Josh Turner, Ricky Skaggs, George Strait, and Randy Travis were just some of the stars nominated in one of the 22 main categories for the 2011 ICM Awards.

The categories were voted on by members in a variety of different honors like entertainer, song, new artist, group, songwriter, duo, musician, radio station, film, and television. The top 5 finalists in each category will be announced on August 30th. The Oak Ridge Boys, Randy Travis and Susie McEntire are up for the legend/pioneer title.

The 2011 ICM Faith, Family & Country Awards will run October 24th to the 28th in Nashville.

For a full list of the early nominees, click the “read more” button.

Randy Travis and Josh Turner Duet on Jay Leno Tonight

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Josh Turner and country music legend Randy Travis are booked tonight as the musical guests for the Tonight Show With Jay Leno. The pair will perform “T.I.M.E.” from Travis’ new duets album, “Anniversary Celebration.”

The Tonight Show With Jay Leno airs tonight at 11:35 ET / 10:35 CT on NBC.

Randy Travis Releases Exclusive Cracker Barrel Album Today

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Randy Travis is releasing his new album exclusively through Cracker Barrel’s Old Country Store. The album will consist of nine hits and 3 new songs, making a total of 12 on the CD. The CD is available starting today and a portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Wounded Warrior Project.

After touring quite a number of our country’s military bases and performing repeatedly for our troops, I can tell you that there is nothing as rewarding as doing these shows for our service men and women,” said Travis. “The love they have for this country is inspiring,” he added, “and I am glad that Cracker Barrel, where I, myself, like to eat, is supporting such a worthwhile project.”