Did you know that on this day in Country Music History in 1987 Randy Travis began a three-week stay at #1 on the Billboard country chart with "Forever And Ever, Amen"?

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Here are 5 little known truths about Randy Travis.

  • Randy Bruce Traywick was born on May 4, 1959 in Marshville, North Carolina, the second of six children.
  • He was raised on a modest farm, where he was training horses and working cattle by the age of six.
  • He grew up listening to Hank Williams, Lefty Frizell and Gene Autry.
  • He was estranged from his family, dropped out of school and briefly held a job as a construction worker.
  • When he was 18 years old he met Elizabeth Hatcher, a manager of a nightclub where he performed in Charlotte, North Carolina. Seeing promise in his music, Hatcher convinced a judge to let her become Randy's legal guardian. Hatcher spent the next few years grooming Randy, who started to regularly perform at her country clubs.