9 Facts About Randy Travis

1. In 1999, Randy Travis made a change in his musical style, shifting from mainstream country to gospel.

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2. At the time, Randy Travis took a job at a nightclub, The Nashville Palace.

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3. In 1967, Randy Travis began to learn to play guitar and started to sing in the church of Christ.

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4. In 1991, Randy Travis married his long-time manager Elizabeth Hatcher in a private ceremony on the island of Maui.

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5. In 2013, Randy Travis survived a life-threatening health scare that left him unable to walk or talk.

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6. On July 7, 2013, Randy Travis was admitted to a Dallas area hospital for viral cardiomyopathy after a viral upper respiratory infection.

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7. In 1989, Randy Travis recorded a cover of "It's Just a Matter of Time", which was originally recorded by Brook Benton thirty years prior.

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8. In 1967, at the age of eight, Randy Travis began playing guitar and sang in his Church of Christ choir.

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9. In 2016, Randy Travis was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame.

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