Randy Travis Inducted Into Louisiana Music Hall Of Fame

Article Contributed by 117 Entertainment | Published on Wednesday, May 31, 2023

Country music legend Randy Travis has been inducted into the Louisiana Music Hall of Fame (LMHOF), adding yet another accolade to his extraordinary list of career achievements.

Travis was officially inducted by LMHOF President Mike Shepard during a special ceremony on May 27, 2023 as part of the Cajun Country Jam’s Memorial Day Festival in Denham Springs, Louisiana. The country icon recorded his first studio recordings under the name “Randy Ray” at Paula Records in Shreveport, La. Travis joins a “sacred group” of LMHOF inductees that includes 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," said 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.

Inductees are considered from artists and music business men and women who have contributed by deed and talent to create the outstanding music of the State of Louisiana and are selected for the LMHOF or Regional Halls in three categories: Native Artists (born in Louisiana), In-residence Artists (live or lived in Louisiana) and Contributing Artists (contributed greatly to the Louisiana musical business or influence).
About Randy Travis
With lifetime sales in excess of 25 million, Randy Travis is one of the biggest multi-genre record sellers of all time and a recent inductee into the Country Music Hall of Fame class of 2016. His honors include seven Grammy Awards, 11 Academy of Country Music statuettes, 10 American Music Awards, two People’s Choice awards, seven Music City News awards, eight Dove Awards from the Gospel Music Association and five Country Music Association honors. In addition, three of his performances earned CMA Song of the Year honors: “On the Other Hand” (1986), “Forever and Ever Amen” (1987) and “Three Wooden Crosses” (2002). To date, he has 23 No. 1 singles, 31 Top-10 smashes and more than 40 appearances in feature films and television shows to his credit. Four of his albums are Gold Records. Four are Platinum. One has gone Double Platinum. One is Triple Platinum and another is Quintuple Platinum. In 2004, Randy was honored with his own star in the Hollywood Walk of Fame and is honored on the Music City Walk of Fame in Nashville, TN. He has been a member of the cast of the Grand Ole Opry since 1986. Since his near fatal stroke in 2013, with the help of his wife Mary and rigorous physical therapy, Randy continues to make improvements in his speaking, walking, and yes, singing. With the help of author Ken Abraham, he released his critically-acclaimed memoir in 2019, Forever and Ever, Amen. In 2021 CMT named Randy the CMT Artist of a Lifetime and in 2022 the country music icon released his award-winning documentary “More Life.” For more information please visit RandyTravis.com.