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October 22, 1991 | By Dan DeLuca, Special to The Inquirer
Randy Travis' matinee on Sunday at Valley Forge Music Fair - the last of his three sold-out shows there this weekend - came with all the trappings of an appearance by a firmly entrenched country superstar. There was the souvenir booth selling "RT" key chains, T-shirts, calendars, forms to order the cookbook Randy's Favorite Recipes, refrigerator magnets and watches. There was the prerecorded voice of Ralph Emery, host of cable's Nashville Now, wishing the crowd a safe trip home, after Travis' grand finale of "Dixie" and "The Battle Hymn of the Republic.
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March 9, 2004 | By Tirdad Derakhshani INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
A tour bus transporting smoldering country singer Randy Travis crashed Sunday afternoon in the Pocono town of Lakeville in Wayne County, causing nary an injury. Travis, his wife, Elizabeth, and driver Jeff Davis were the only people in the 45-foot customized bus, which careened into a driveway and then went into a ditch on State Road 590. Two trucks pulled the bus out, and Travis went on to do a show at a Caesars resort. "We want to thank all the folks who helped us out," Travis said.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 24, 1987 | By Ken Tucker, Inquirer Staff Writer
Having become one of the most important new country-music artists in the space of a year, Randy Travis follows up his initial success with a strong album, Always and Forever (Warner Bros. ) that deepens his appeal as a singer of old-fashioned country. If there's no song here as powerful as his last album's "On the Other Hand," new tunes such as "Forever and Ever, Amen" and the western swing-influenced "Too Gone, Too Long" are strong enough to sustain comparison with Travis' greatest influence, Merle Haggard.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 14, 1999 | By Nick Cristiano, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
In 1986, Randy Travis helped push country music back in a traditional direction with the success of his debut album, the instant honky-tonk classic Storms of Life. Since then, of course, the pendulum has swung back, with country losing much of its soul in its bid to embrace pop. Travis, thankfully, has changed little. That was made clear during his headlining gig Saturday night at WXTU-FM's 15th-anniversary bash at the E-Centre. He injected a little rock edge into some of his newer material, and the volume of the band occasionally overwhelmed his vocals, but the deep-country style that seemed fully formed at the start of his career remained firmly in place.
NEWS
April 29, 1989 | By Scott Brodeur, Special to The Inquirer
The queen and king of contemporary country music took up the throne at the Philadelphia Civic Center last night. K. T. Oslin and Randy Travis, who have taken home enough honors in recent years to fill the largest of country parlors, gave the near-capacity crowd a lot to cheer about, despite playing through a meager sound system. Travis, the lanky, lantern-jawed country giant, played a nonstop hit parade of a dozen and a half songs that lasted slightly more than an hour. Perhaps the best indication of how popular Travis is comes when glancing at the country charts, where all three of his albums are still in the top 40. Last night, the singer mixed in a little from all three, throwing out straightforward versions of "Deeper than the Holler," "Forever and Ever, Amen" and "On the Other Hand.
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August 10, 2012 | By Tirdad Derakhshani, Inquirer Staff Writer
He was naked. He was taking a nap. He was freakish. Spooky. Weird. And drunk. Yes, it has been confirmed by dozens of tireless journos and hours of sleepless reporting, research, and probably even a few seances: Randy Travis was nakedweirdnappingfreakydrunk when he was arrested and charged with DUI after running his 1998 Pontiac Trans Am into barricades in a construction zone in North Texas. In the latest news, the 911 call that led cops to the singer has been released.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 30, 2012 | Howard Gensler
In a tale of woe that sounds like a country song, Randy Travis is accusing his ex-wife, Elizabeth Travis, of divulging confidential information about him in order to damage his reputation and career. The accusations were made in a countersuit he filed this month against Elizabeth in a federal court in Nashville. The countersuit is the latest salvo in their ongoing feud. The couple divorced in 2010 after 19 years of marriage. Elizabeth had been Randy's manager for more than three decades and continued to work with him after they divorced.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 10, 2012
Country singer Randy Travis behaved like he was in a country song. Near his home in Tioga, Texas, Travis has been charged with drunken driving and threatening law officers after running his Pontiac Trans Am off the road Tuesday night and striking several construction barricades. And he was naked. Darn stick shift. A mug shot released by the Grayson County Sheriff's Office shows a battered-looking Travis in a gray T-shirt, with a black eye and dried blood on his face. When he left jail, he was wearing scrubs, a University of Texas ballcap and no shoes.
NEWS
July 10, 2013
NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Country music star Randy Travis was in critical condition yesterday in a Dallas hospital, a day after he was hospitalized for a viral heart condition. A news release from the singer's publicist offered no other details about Travis' condition. The illness is a continuation of a tough run for the 54-year-old "Three Wooden Crosses" singer after a handful of recent high-profile appearances, including a performance during the Country Music Association Festival's nightly concert series.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 3, 1987 | By Jack Hurst, Special to The Inquirer
Last fall, Paul Overstreet, suddenly successful writer of two Randy Travis hits and member of the fast-rising pop-country recording trio SKO, was sitting in a Bible-study class hearing a comparison of the temporal and the eternal. It was a comparison, Overstreet says, between what will live forever and what will "burn. " "As a Christian believing in Jesus, I believe that I have eternal life after I die in this life," the Mississippi minister's son explains, "so all the things I do on this earth that bear spiritual fruit will live eternally after I die - they will be my treasures forever - and everything else will burn.
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July 19, 2013 | By Howard Gensler
THERE'S HOPE for other 7-year-old bottle-blondes - former toddler Alana "Honey Boo Boo" Thompson is hanging up her tiara. The big announcement was made exclusively to In Touch magazine by Alana's newlywed mother, "Mama" June Shannon , 33. "We haven't done a pageant for a while, because we're so busy with our show [TLC's "Here Comes Honey Boo Boo"] and school and life in general. " June acknowledges that Alana "misses the stage," but said, "We still have all our pageant friends.
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July 12, 2013 | By Howard Gensler
"TWO AND A HALF MEN" is so crude now, it's probably not "must see" TV for social conservatives. Next season, however, the sitcom may become a favorite of the Parents Television Council. It's adding a lesbian.   The Los Angeles Times reports that partly as a replacement for half-man Angus T. Jones - who publicly bashed his own show as "filth" last year - the CBS hit is going to add a recurring and possibly permanent lesbian character named Jenny. She's the 21-year-old illegitimate daughter of Charlie Sheen 's character, the late Charlie Harper.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 11, 2013 | By Tirdad Derakhshani, Inquirer Staff Writer
Randy Travis remained in critical condition at an unidentified Dallas hospital on Tuesday, two days after he was admitted for viral cardiomyopathy, an infection of the heart muscle, NBC reports. "We are very thankful to the fans for their love and support during this time," Travis' reps said in a statement. Travis' people denied recent reports that the 54-year-old country superstar had undergone heart surgery. The reports cited his sister-in-law, Teresa Traywick , confirming Travis had surgery.
NEWS
July 10, 2013
NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Country music star Randy Travis was in critical condition yesterday in a Dallas hospital, a day after he was hospitalized for a viral heart condition. A news release from the singer's publicist offered no other details about Travis' condition. The illness is a continuation of a tough run for the 54-year-old "Three Wooden Crosses" singer after a handful of recent high-profile appearances, including a performance during the Country Music Association Festival's nightly concert series.
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August 25, 2012 | By Tirdad Derakhshani, Inquirer Staff Writer
The Los Angeles County coroner's office Friday said it had yet to establish the reason for director Tony Scott 's suicide. Scott, 68, left two notes before jumping off L.A.'s Vincent Thomas Bridge on Sunday, but they contain no clues. One lists emergency contact numbers. The other is a brief farewell to Scott's wife, Donna , and their 12-year-old twins, Max and Frank , says TMZ. Rufus Wainwright weds Quebecois baroque popster Rufus Wainwright on Thursday wed his long-term beau, Jorn Weisbrodt , in his fave town, the Long Island beach community of Montauk, People says.
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August 10, 2012 | By Tirdad Derakhshani, Inquirer Staff Writer
He was naked. He was taking a nap. He was freakish. Spooky. Weird. And drunk. Yes, it has been confirmed by dozens of tireless journos and hours of sleepless reporting, research, and probably even a few seances: Randy Travis was nakedweirdnappingfreakydrunk when he was arrested and charged with DUI after running his 1998 Pontiac Trans Am into barricades in a construction zone in North Texas. In the latest news, the 911 call that led cops to the singer has been released.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 10, 2012
Country singer Randy Travis behaved like he was in a country song. Near his home in Tioga, Texas, Travis has been charged with drunken driving and threatening law officers after running his Pontiac Trans Am off the road Tuesday night and striking several construction barricades. And he was naked. Darn stick shift. A mug shot released by the Grayson County Sheriff's Office shows a battered-looking Travis in a gray T-shirt, with a black eye and dried blood on his face. When he left jail, he was wearing scrubs, a University of Texas ballcap and no shoes.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 30, 2012 | Howard Gensler
In a tale of woe that sounds like a country song, Randy Travis is accusing his ex-wife, Elizabeth Travis, of divulging confidential information about him in order to damage his reputation and career. The accusations were made in a countersuit he filed this month against Elizabeth in a federal court in Nashville. The countersuit is the latest salvo in their ongoing feud. The couple divorced in 2010 after 19 years of marriage. Elizabeth had been Randy's manager for more than three decades and continued to work with him after they divorced.
NEWS
February 17, 2012 | By Tirdad Derakhshani, Inquirer Staff Writer
Have any doubts that Bart and Homer Simpson have totally defined the culture? Consider this: Fox's animated social satire (and hilarious 'toon) will air its 500th episode , "At Long Last Leave," on Sunday. Ay caramba! It's a feat. Only two other prime-time scripted series have reached this milestone, Gunsmoke (635) and Lassie (588). "I never imagined this," Matt Groening , the wigged-out genius behind the show, tells USA Today.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 7, 2012 | By Tirdad Derakhshani, Inquirer Staff Writer
Every man, woman, child, household pet, and domesticated farmyard animal on the planet (with the exception of yours truly) watched Sunday's Super Bowl game, which saw the New York Giants fell the mighty New England Patriots, 21-17. It was the most-watched program in U.S. TV history, drawing an average of 111.3 mil domestic viewers, according to Nielsen SoundScan ( Madonna 's halftime show drew 114 mil). Global numbers aren't in, but we imagine they are spectacular.   Twitter-twitter-twitter the NFL Sunday's game also broke the Twitter record, indicating that many, many people tweeted about the contest, an indication, says Inc.com, that it was a most important cultural phenom.
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