Feature photo courtesy of EMR
Randy Travis, who suffered a debilitating stroke in 2013 is on the comeback trail, his wife, Mary Davis-Travis says. Travis is curating a new playlist series of digital music called Diggin Up Songs.
Travis, a music icon and Country Music Hall of Fame member, is putting his years of experience and golden ear to good use by shining a spotlight on new music he believes in and enjoys listening to.
Diggin’ Up Songs new music spotlight is a multi-faceted digital campaign across Spotify, Twitter, Facebook and RandyTravis.com highlighting music curated by Randy Travis himself. The direct Spotify playlist can be accessed here:
Mary Travis: ‘Randy’s Love for Music Stands Strong’
“Though Randy may not be able to perform right now, his love and affinity for music stands strong,” said Mary Davis-Travis. “We like to say he is ‘singing a new song’ and spending his time giving back to the community and supporting fellow artists — streaming is a great new outlet to do just that.”
New songs will be added every two weeks, by Randy, and the first round was released today. In no particular order they include:
- “Heaven” by Kane Brown
- “The Long Way” by Brett Eldredge
- “You Broke Up With Me” by Walker Hayes
- “One Number Away” by Luke Combs
- “Doin’ Fine” by Lauren Alaina
Travis has lifetime sales in excess of 25 million, and is considered 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.
Travis has 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 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 18 No. 1 singles, 29 top-10 smashes and more than 40 appearances in feature films and television shows to his credit. Ten of his albums are Gold Records. Eight are Platinum. Two have gone Double Platinum. One is Triple Platinum and another is Quintuple Platinum.
For more information please visit www.randytravis.com.
Randy Travis – “Amazing Grace” published last December, Courtesy of Country Road TV: