Fast Facts

  • Performed with his older brother Ricky when they were both younger.
  • Worked as a cook and dishwasher (when he wasn't singing on stage) at the Nashville Palace in the early 1980s.
  • Storms of Life, his 1986 debut album, sold more than 4 million copies.
  • Inducted into the Grand Ole Opry in 1986.
  • Has an uncredited cameo in Young Guns (1988).
  • Appeared in seven episodes of Touched By An Angel and also lent the song "When Mama Prayed" to the series finale.
  • Released Anniversary Celebration in 2011, a collection of duets and collaborations in honor of the 25 years since the release of his debut album.
  • Suffered a stroke in 2013.

Awards

  • 1998, Grammy — Best Country Collaboration With Vocals: Winner
  • 1987, Grammy — Best Male Country Vocal Performance: Winner
  • 2004, Grammy — Best Southern, Country, or Bluegrass Gospel Album: Winner
  • 1988, Grammy — Best Male Country Vocal Performance: Winner
  • 2006, Grammy — Best Southern, Country, or Bluegrass Gospel Album: Winner
  • 2003, Grammy — Best Southern, Country, or Bluegrass Gospel Album: Winner
  • 2009, Grammy — Best Country Collaboration With Vocals: Winner
  • 1989, People's Choice Awards — Favorite Male Musical Performer: Winner
  • 1990, People's Choice Awards — Favorite Country Music Performer: Winner
  • 2013, CMT Music Awards — Collaborative Video of the Year: Nominee

Relationships

  • Rose Arrowood — Sister
  • Bobbie Traywick — Mother
  • David Traywick — Brother
  • Elizabeth Hatcher — Ex-wife
  • Dennis Traywick — Brother
  • Ricky Traywick — Brother
  • Mary Davis — Wife
  • Harold Traywick — Father
  • Sue Traywick — Sister

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Details

  • Birth Name: Randy Bruce Traywick
  • Birth Place: Marshville, North Carolina, United States
  • Birthday: May 4, 1959, Taurus
  • Profession: Singer, Actor

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