Did you know that on this day in Country Music History in 1989 Randy Travis' "Deeper Than The Holler" climbed to #1 on the Billboard country chart?

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Here are 5 little known facts about Randy Travis.

  • His musical influences include Merle Haggard, Lefty Frizzell, and George Jones.
  • His real name is Randy Bruce Traywick.
  • He was forced to take guitar lessons by his father and started performing with his brother Ricky by the age of eight.
  • He was forced to take guitar lessons by his father and started performing with his brother Ricky by the age of eight.
  • Randy recorded several demo tapes, which were turned down by every label in town, saying he was "too country."