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May 4, 1959, Randy Bruce Traywick was the second of six
children. At age 16, Randy entered a talent show hosted by
Country City USA as a soloist. After winning the competition
hands down, he was invited by the club owner, Lib Hatcher,
to play regularly at the famed night spot. He then relocated
to Charlotte. It was a stint that lasted the better part of
Randy was signed to Warner Brothers Records in 1985. Record
company executives changed his name to Travis, and Randy's
first recorded effort for his new label was "Prairie Rose,"
on the soundtrack to the film, "Rustler's Rhapsody." It was
followed by the release of the album, "Storms of Life" in
1986, and the rest is country music history.