February 7, 2012 (GREELEY, CO) Randy Travis will celebrate his silver anniversary with a stop inGreeley, on his 30 city tour, at theUnionColonyCivicCenteron Saturday, February 18 at 7:30 pm.
Travis marked the beginning of his 25th year in the industry last June with the release of the “Anniversary Celebration” album on Warner Bros. Records, but there’s a bit of fuzzy math involved in the continuing celebration. His first Warner Bros. single, “On The Other Hand,” was actually released 27 years ago, in 1985, and became the first of his 16 No. 1 hits. Long before that, however, he charted a single in 1979 under his birth name, Randy Traywick.
Travis revived country music in the ‘80s by stripping off the rock ‘n’ roll glitz and digging deep into its honky-tonk roots. Travis brought the music back to its basics with critics calling him “a perfect blend of George Jones and Merle Haggard.” He became the dominant male voice in country music until the rise of GarthBrooksand Clint Black, releasing seven consecutive number one singles during one stretch. All in all, Travis has had 22 number one hits and six number one albums while selling over 20 million albums worldwide. He’s also been one of country music’s most decorated artists, earning seven Grammy awards, 10 American Music Awards, five Country Music Association Awards, seven Dove Awards and a coveted star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
Warm and funny, Randy Travis reaches out to his fans like few performers today and is one of country music’s most timeless voices.
Join Randy Travis when he stops over at the UnionColonyCivicCenter, 701 10th Ave, in Historic Downtown Greeley on Saturday, February 18. Call the UCCC Ticket Office at 970-356-5000 or go to UCSTARS.COM. The Ticket Office is open M-F noon – 6 pm, Saturdays noon-4:00 pm.