COUNTRY SUPERSTAR RANDY TRAVIS MARKING 25TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION WITH CONCERT TOUR ACROSS NORTH AMERICA
Legendary singer kicking off performances starting on Feb. 10
Nashville, TN (January 31, 2012) -- Randy Travis, seven-time Grammy award winner and country music superstar, is gearing up to launch his 2012 concert tour in celebration of his silver anniversary with a kick-off performance on February 10th in Grand Ronde, Oregon at Spirit Mountain Casino with additional shows spanning the U.S. and Canada. Known as one of the music industry’s top-selling and most renowned artists, Travis is announcing, at this time, more than 30 cities with early stops to include Boise, Denver, Fort Worth and many others, plus Calgary. Fans can expect several more shows to be added to this year’s performance schedule.
In June 2011, the Grand Ole Opry member marked the official beginning of his 25th year in the industry with the Warner Bros. Records release of the Anniversary Celebration album. Among the musical masterpieces on the 17-track CD are a combination of originals and Travis favorites such as More Life, Road to Surrender, He Walked on Water and Forever and Ever, Amen. It features a powerful lineup of guest artists, including Brad Paisley, Kenny Chesney, Kris Kristofferson, Carrie Underwood, George Jones, Zac Brown Band, Lorrie Morgan, Jamey Johnson and more. In May 2011, Cracker Barrel Old Country Store® released the 11-track CD, Randy Travis, which benefitted the national Wounded Warriors Project.
A chart-topping icon with multi-platinum albums and more than 40 appearances in television and film, Randy Travis has maintained a sense of integrity that has touched and inspired many throughout his stellar career. When reflecting on milestones of his quarter-century in the music business, Travis says, "I'm surprised at how fast the first 25 years have gone by. It feels like only five." As for the upcoming tour, "there's no better feeling than being on stage and the connection with a live audience."
For more information on the tour and CD, please visit: www.randytravis.com.
About Randy Travis
Warner Bros. Records has been home to Randy Travis for the majority of his recording career; and together they have accumulated lifetime sales of his music in excess of 20 million units to date. Travis is one of the biggest record sellers in music industry history, with 18 #1 singles, 29 Top 10 chartings, certification of the rare quintuple platinum album (Always and Forever, released in 1987), one triple platinum album (Storms of Life, released in 1986), two double platinum’s (Old 8x10, released in 1988, and No Holding Back, released in 1989), eight platinum albums, and 10 gold albums. Major industry career awards include seven GRAMMY Awards, five Country Music Association Awards (CMA), 10 Academy of Country Music Awards (ACM), 10 American Music Awards (AMA), two People’s Choice Awards, and eight Dove Awards from the Gospel Music Association. He is a three-time recipient of CMA Award’s “Song of the Year’’ honors (“On The Other Hand,” “Forever and Ever Amen,” and “Three Wooden Crosses”). Randy Travis has appearances in more than 40 feature film productions and major television projects to his credit. In 2004, he was honored with a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. In the midst of every major career award and accolade, he considers his honored induction as a member of the famed Grand Ole Opry, in Nashville, in 1986, as a shining highlight of his first 25 years of legendary accomplishments.
25th Anniversary Celebration Tour Itinerary
(partial listing, more dates to follow)
Feb. 10, 2012 - Grand Ronde, OR - Spirit Mountain Casino -8:00 p.m.
Feb. 11, 2012 - Airway Heights, WA - Northern Quest Casino - 7:30 p.m.
Feb. 13, 2012 - Boise, ID - Morrison Center - BSU - 7:30 p.m.
Feb. 16, 2012 - Denver, CO - Grizzly Rose - 8:30 p.m.
Feb. 17, 2012 - Colorado Springs, CO - Pikes Peak Center - 7:30 p.m.
Feb. 18, 2012 - Greeley, CO - Union Colony Civic Center - 7:30 p.m.
Feb. 19, 2012 - Beaver Creek, CO - Vilar Center for the Arts - 8:00 p.m.
Mar. 3, 2012 - Coachella, CA - Spotlight 29 Casino Showroom - 9:00 p.m.
Mar. 9, 2012 - Winnie, TX - Nutty Jerry’s - 8:00 p.m.
Mar. 10, 2012 - Ft. Worth, TX - Billy Bob’s Texas - 8:00 p.m.
Mar. 18, 2012 - Gainesville, TX - Red River Celebration – Gainesville High School - 6:00 p.m.
March 22, 2012 - Dothan, AL - Toadlick Music Festival – Main Stage - 5:00 p.m.
Apr. 7, 2012 - Laughlin, NV - Riverside Casino – Amphitheater - 8:30 p.m.
May 4, 2012 - Biloxi, MS - Beau Rivage Casino - Theatre - 8:00 p.m.
May 5, 2012 - Live Oak, FL - Suwannee River Jam – Main Stage - 5:00 p.m.
May 6, 2012 - Melbourne, FL - Runaway Country Space Coast Music Festival – Wickham Park (Main Stage) - 2:00 p.m.