Randy Travis was inducted into the Louisiana Music Hall of Fame at a special ceremony May 27, adding another accolade to his list of career achievements.
Travis was officially inducted by LMHOF President Mike Shepard as part of the Cajun Country Jam’s Memorial Day Festival in Denham Springs, Louisiana. The country legend recorded his first studio recordings under the name “Randy Ray” at Paula Records in Shreveport, Louisiana. Travis shares the honor with fellow inductees Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis, Louis Armstrong, Lucinda Wiliams, Buddy Guy, Little Richard, Fats Domino, Tim McGraw and countless others.
“Over the years Randy Travis has made many stops and new fans along the way in the great state of Louisiana,” says Cajun Country Jam promoter Scott Innes, adding, “We are delighted and honored to have had Randy on our stage!”
The Louisiana Music Hall Of Fame was formed to preserve and present the heritage of the music and the music business of the State of Louisiana by honoring achievement in talent, performance, writing and technical and business aspects of the industry; providing educational materials and educational assistance on Louisiana music and artists to libraries, schools and other interested parties, and, additionally, to perpetuate the music and music business of Louisiana and its legacy of excellence by presenting and aiding selected new talent.
With lifetime sales in excess of 25 million, Travis is an inductee into the Country Music Hall of Fame class of 2016. His honors include seven Grammys, 11 Academy of Country Music awards, 10 American Music Awards, two People’s Choice awards, eight Dove Awards and five Country Music Association honors. To date, he has 23 No. 1 singles, 31 Top-10 hits, and more than 40 appearances in feature films and TV shows to his credit. In 2022, the country icon released his award-winning documentary More Life.
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