History Music / RandyTravis

10th Jun '18 7:14:05 PM KoopaKid17
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* {{Corpsing}}: Travis cracks up during the line "Or would you simply laugh at me and say" in "I Told You So". As the song is from the point of view of a former lover, it fits the mood.
6th Apr '18 7:25:45 PM KoopaKid17
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* VocalEvolution: On the songs he did as Randy Traywick in the 70s, he had a more swaggering voice that sounded like a mix between Music/WaylonJennings and Music/ConwayTwitty. By the time he signed to Warner, his voice developed into his familiar reedy bass-baritone, most notable by ''Old 8×10''. It happened again in the late 90s-early 2000s when he started sounding older and more weathered.

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* VocalEvolution: On the songs he did as Randy Traywick in the 70s, he had a more swaggering voice that sounded like a mix between Music/WaylonJennings and Music/ConwayTwitty. By the time he signed to Warner, his voice developed into his familiar reedy bass-baritone, most notable noticeable by the time he recorded ''Old 8×10''. It happened again in the late 90s-early 2000s when he started sounding older and more weathered.
6th Apr '18 7:25:21 PM KoopaKid17
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* VocalEvolution: On the songs he did as Randy Traywick in the 70s, he had a more swaggering voice that sounded like a mix between Music/WaylonJennings and Music/ConwayTwitty. By the time he signed to Warner, his voice quickly developed into his familiar reedy bass-baritone. It happened again in the late 90s-early 2000s when he started sounding older and more weathered.

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* VocalEvolution: On the songs he did as Randy Traywick in the 70s, he had a more swaggering voice that sounded like a mix between Music/WaylonJennings and Music/ConwayTwitty. By the time he signed to Warner, his voice quickly developed into his familiar reedy bass-baritone.bass-baritone, most notable by ''Old 8×10''. It happened again in the late 90s-early 2000s when he started sounding older and more weathered.
3rd Nov '17 4:22:26 PM dlchen145
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Influential CountryMusic singer of the 1980s and 1990s. Born Randy Bruce Traywick, he didn't break into the scene instantly: a deal with Paula Records in 1978 produced only two dud singles. Three years later, he released a live album as Randy Ray, but it wasn't until 1985 that he signed a contract with Creator/WarnerBrosRecords, this time as Randy Travis. Even this wasn't an instant success, as his first Warner single, "On the Other Hand," stalled at #67 on the country charts. However, he had a Top 10 hit with "1982" only a year later, and then persuaded the label to re-release "On the Other Hand." Despite this unorthodox move, that song went on to become his first #1 hit. Of his next twelve singles, all but two went to #1 on the country charts. His first three Warner albums, ''Storms of Life'', ''Always & Forever'', and ''Old 8×10'', are considered some of the finest country of TheEighties, and a cornerstone of the genre's shift back to a more traditional, fiddle-and-steel sound compared to the pop crossovers that dominated the first half of the decade. Songs such as "On the Other Hand", "Forever and Ever, Amen", "I Told You So", "Too Gone Too Long", "Honky Tonk Moon", and "Deeper Than the Holler" are still among his most popular cuts.

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Influential CountryMusic singer of the 1980s and 1990s. Born Randy Bruce Traywick, Traywick on May 4, 1959, he didn't break into the scene instantly: a deal with Paula Records in 1978 produced only two dud singles. Three years later, he released a live album as Randy Ray, but it wasn't until 1985 that he signed a contract with Creator/WarnerBrosRecords, this time as Randy Travis. Even this wasn't an instant success, as his first Warner single, "On the Other Hand," stalled at #67 on the country charts. However, he had a Top 10 hit with "1982" only a year later, and then persuaded the label to re-release "On the Other Hand." Despite this unorthodox move, that song went on to become his first #1 hit. Of his next twelve singles, all but two went to #1 on the country charts. His first three Warner albums, ''Storms of Life'', ''Always & Forever'', and ''Old 8×10'', are considered some of the finest country of TheEighties, and a cornerstone of the genre's shift back to a more traditional, fiddle-and-steel sound compared to the pop crossovers that dominated the first half of the decade. Songs such as "On the Other Hand", "Forever and Ever, Amen", "I Told You So", "Too Gone Too Long", "Honky Tonk Moon", and "Deeper Than the Holler" are still among his most popular cuts.
22nd Jul '17 9:18:41 PM AnotherWanderingGhost
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* ListSong: "Deeper Than the Holler" lists country-themed analogies for the narrator's love.
** "Whisper My Name" lists metaphors for the experience of hearing the one the narrator loves do as the title says.
* LyricSwap: The last chorus of "Three Wooden Crosses" changes "Why there's not four of them, heaven only knows" to "...now I guess we know," as we've found out what happened to the survivor of the crash.


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* PunBasedTitle: "On the Other Hand" refers to the other side of the argument and the hand where the narrator wears his wedding ring.


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* YourCheatingHeart: The narrator of "On the Other Hand" considers staying the night with the woman he's with, but he's married and despite DeadSparks with his wife he knows he should go home to her. Since the last line of the song is the one about "the reason I must go", OffScreenInertia indicates he does go home in the end.
3rd Feb '17 7:22:35 AM MarkLungo
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Travis then moved to Creator/DreamWorks Records for two more albums: ''You and You Alone'' had three Top 10 hits, while ''A Man Ain't Made of Stone'' also underperformed. At this point, Travis repositioned himself as a gospel artist, moving to Christian label Word Records for a string of five albums released between 2001 and 2005. Among the few singles from said albums, "Three Wooden Crosses" was the only one that got any attention from radio, becoming his last #1 hit to date. Returning to both traditional country and Warner Bros. in 2008, he put out ''Around the Bend'', which got a couple Grammy nominations despite no hits. Music/CarrieUnderwood covered "I Told You So" in 2009 and eventually re-released the song as a duet with him, bringing him into the Top 10 one last time. The success also dovetailed into his 2009 greatest-hits package ''I Told You So: The Ultimate Hits of Randy Travis''.

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Travis then moved to Creator/DreamWorks Records Creator/DreamWorksRecords for two more albums: ''You and You Alone'' had three Top 10 hits, while ''A Man Ain't Made of Stone'' also underperformed. At this point, Travis repositioned himself as a gospel artist, moving to Christian label Word Records for a string of five albums released between 2001 and 2005. Among the few singles from said albums, "Three Wooden Crosses" was the only one that got any attention from radio, becoming his last #1 hit to date. Returning to both traditional country and Warner Bros. in 2008, he put out ''Around the Bend'', which got a couple Grammy nominations despite no hits. Music/CarrieUnderwood covered "I Told You So" in 2009 and eventually re-released the song as a duet with him, bringing him into the Top 10 one last time. The success also dovetailed into his 2009 greatest-hits package ''I Told You So: The Ultimate Hits of Randy Travis''.



!Tropes present in Randy Travis' work:

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25th Sep '16 11:37:40 AM Twentington
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* SmallReferencePools: For some reason, country radio tends to forget that he continued to have hits for at least a decade after "I Told You So", which is usually the most recent song of his that you'll hear regularly.
9th May '16 2:13:50 PM Twentington
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* UncommonTime: The verse to "If I Didn't Have You" is in 7/2 on the verses.

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* UncommonTime: The verse verses to "If I Didn't Have You" is are in 7/2 on the verses.7/2.
29th Mar '16 5:54:48 PM Briguy52748
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In 2016, Travis was awarded the highest honor in country music when he was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame.
8th Oct '15 11:27:55 AM toonyloon
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Travis then moved to Creator/DreamWorks Records for two more albums: ''You and You Alone'' had three Top 10 hits, while ''A Man Ain't Made of Stone'' also underperformed. At this point, Travis repositioned himself as a gospel artist, moving to Christian label Word Records for a string of five albums released between 2001 and 2005. Among the few singles from said albums, only "Three Wooden Crosses" was the only one that got any attention from radio, becoming his last #1 hit to date. Returning to both traditional country and Warner Bros. in 2008, he put out ''Around the Bend'', which got a couple Grammy nominations despite no hits. Music/CarrieUnderwood covered "I Told You So" in 2009 and eventually re-released the song as a duet with him, bringing him into the Top 10 one last time. The success also dovetailed into his 2009 greatest-hits package ''I Told You So: The Ultimate Hits of Randy Travis''.

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Travis then moved to Creator/DreamWorks Records for two more albums: ''You and You Alone'' had three Top 10 hits, while ''A Man Ain't Made of Stone'' also underperformed. At this point, Travis repositioned himself as a gospel artist, moving to Christian label Word Records for a string of five albums released between 2001 and 2005. Among the few singles from said albums, only "Three Wooden Crosses" was the only one that got any attention from radio, becoming his last #1 hit to date. Returning to both traditional country and Warner Bros. in 2008, he put out ''Around the Bend'', which got a couple Grammy nominations despite no hits. Music/CarrieUnderwood covered "I Told You So" in 2009 and eventually re-released the song as a duet with him, bringing him into the Top 10 one last time. The success also dovetailed into his 2009 greatest-hits package ''I Told You So: The Ultimate Hits of Randy Travis''.
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